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Networking Experts Become an Expert for this site > QUESTION POSED BY: on 09 January 2007 What is PRI? Is there any difference between PRI and E1? > EXPERT RESPONSE "PRI" stands for Primary Rate Interface, and is a level of service in the Integr ated Services Digital Network (ISDN) intended for large users. The link above sh ould provide you with a better understanding of the term. E1 (or E-1) is a digital transmission format. It's the European equivalent of th e North American T-carrier system format. The E1 is the line used to deliver PRI . To learn more about E1, see our definition of E-carrier system.

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