E-5 - Computer Definition
The fifth level in the European E-carrier digital hierarchy. E-5 operates at a signaling rate of 565.148 Mbps, which supports 7,680 DS-0 channels at 64 kbps for payload. E-5 has been superseded by the SDH fiber optic transmission system (FOTS). See also channel, digital hierarchy, DS-0, E-carrier, FOTS, payload, signaling rate, and SDH.