Technical Terms

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GLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS
3G
Broadband
DOCSIS
OSL
GPRS
GSM
HOPE
ICT
IP
ITU-T
LAN
LLDPE 3G is a short term for third·generation wireless, and refers to near­future developments in personal and business wireless technology, especially mobile communications
A communications service system with transmission speeds that exceed a given minimum bandwidth. There are various definitions tor minimum bandwidth and it is sometimes defined as 128kilo bit per second (“kbps”) for transfers. Generally a system capable of carrying bi-directional digital video, audio and data is considered broadband
Data Over Cable Service Interface Speci1ication. A relatively new industry standard defining how cable modems communicate over cable TV lines, Any DOCSIS modem will work on any DOCSIS­compatible cable data network
Digital Subscriber Une. A technology that delivers broadband Internet access over existing telephone wires. Micro-filters are used to filter away high frequencies so that both data and voice services can be used at the same time over the same phone line
General Packet Radio Service -A planned improvement for GSM networks that implements packet switching for data communications. Instead of sending data on dedicated circuits, a packet-switching network divides the infonnation into packels and transmits them on any of the networks available channels
Global System for Mobile Communications -The European slandard for digital networks, which guarantees the compatibility of wireless devices -so that a German cell phone can be used on a French net’Nork, for example. Uses TDMA technology and can be implemented in 900 Mega Hertz f’MHz”) or 1800 MHz and 1900 MHz frequency bands
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Intemel Protocol
International Telecommunications Union, in Geneva, Switzerland. ITU is one of the organizalions working on forming international standards for communication. ITU-T is the arm of ITU responsible for telecommunications standards
local area network
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GLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS (Conl’d)
PON
SIOSU 2002 MCMC
Passive optical network. It is a system that brings optical fiber cabling and signals all or most of the way to the end user. Depending on where the PON terminates. the system can be described as fiber­to-tha-curb (FTTC) , fiber-to-the-building (FITB), or fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). A PON consists 01 an Optical Una Tennination (OLT) at the communication company’s office and a number of Optical Network Units (“ONUs”) near end users. Typically, up to 32 ONUs can be connected to an OlT. The passive simply describes the fact that optical transmission has no power requirements or active electronic parts once the signal is going through the network
Strategic Issues On Spectrum Usage 2002, a overview paper by MCMC In relation to the spectrum management issues relevant to the dlanges in network platforms and air interfaces and radiocommunication developments
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