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A Managed Facility Voice Network, or MFVN, is a physical network owned and operated by a voice service provider which delivers traditional telephone service using non-traditional technology (typically Voice over Internet Protocol technology). MFVNs are interconnected with the Public Switched Telephone Network to allow calls to be made to any telephone line in the global PSTN. MFVNs typically include the physical access network (last mile network of copper, coaxial cable, or fiber optics), customer premises equipment (CPE), network switches and routers, network management systems, and voice call servers and gateways to the PSTN.


MFVN providers may include cable operators and telephone companies using VoIP, but do not include Internet VoIP providers (such as Vonage) that use the public internet to carry calls.