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  For Consumers: Glossary of Telecommunications Terms
A broadcast service that permits the licensing of 50-100 watt FM radio stations within a service radius of up to 3.5 miles and 1-10 watt FM radio stations within a service radius of 1 to 2 miles.
A 1992 Cable Act term requiring a cable system to carry signals of both commercial and noncommercial television broadcast stations that are "local" to the area served by the cable system.
The term used to describe what occurs when a customer’s long distance service is switched from one long distance company to another without the customer’s permission.
www.fcc.gov /glossary.html   (1645 words)

 Glossary of Telecommunication Terms
A service whereby a customer's leased teletypewriter is connected to a "TWX" switchboard and from there connected over regular toll circuits to a teletypewriter of any U.S. customer who subscribes to a similar service.
A term applied to facilities or circuits where bandwidths are greater than that required for one voice channel.
Service which allows callers to listen to recorded messages such as horoscopes, 'adult' dialogue, stock market or sports reports by calling 976-xxxx.
www.globaltele.com /telecomglossary.htm   (6619 words)

 FS-1037C Introduction
Term names containing numerals are alphabetized as though the numbers were spelled out; thus, "144-line weighting" will appear in the "O" portion of the alphabet between the terms "on-board communication station" and "one-way communication," since it is pronounced as if it were spelled "one-forty-four line.
Term names that are semantically incorrect, that have been replaced by recent advances in technology, or that have definitions that are no longer applicable, are designated as "deprecated." In such case, the reader is referred to current term names, where applicable.
Telecommunications terms and definitions extracted from Joint Pub 1-02 (DOD Joint Staff Publication No. 1-02), 1994, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, and established for use by all DOD Components, which will use the terms and definitions so designated without alteration unless a distinctly different context or application is intended.
glossary.its.bldrdoc.gov /fs-1037/dir-001/_0063.htm   (1958 words)

 WTO | Services: Telecommunication - Glossary of terms
Self-use of private networks and services is addressed by the GATS Annex on Telecommunications, whereas the ability of competitive providers to sell use of such networks and services to organizations is addressed through commitments taken in GATS schedules.
This service may be provided over facilities owned or operated by an operator or over transmission capacity sold or leased by a non-facilities-based telecommunications provider, or reseller, and may use terrestrial or satellite facilities.
Although cellular radio is primarily a means of providing mobile telephone service, it is also used to provide data services and private voice services, and as an alternative to fixed wired telephone service where this is scarce, such as in developing countries.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/serv_e/telecom_e/tel12_e.htm   (897 words)

 Glossary of Messaging and Network Security Terms
When a denial of service attack is aimed at the CGI (common gateway interface), it is referred to as a CGI exploit.
Class of Service (CoS) is a way of managing traffic in a network by grouping similar types of traffic (for example, e-mail, streaming video, voice, large document file transfer) together and treating each type as a class with its own level of service priority.
RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) is a client/server protocol and software that enables remote access servers to communicate with a central server to authenticate dial-in users and authorize their access to the requested system or service.
www.ssimail.com /Glossary.htm   (6751 words)

 Novell: Glossary of Terms
In ZENworks Desktop Management, a Windows service (nalntsrv.exe) that runs in the workstation's system space to enable NAL to install, uninstall, cache, and run applications when the user does not have the required workstation file system access or when an application has been configured to run in the system space rather than the user space.
A term used for a kind of electronic device in which a number of elements are wired together with a single wire in such a way that all the elements can use the same wire to transmit information to other devices on the wire.
Bus is also a term for a LAN topology which has the same characteristic: the same wire is attached to a number of devices which all share that wire to transmit to other devices on the LAN.
www.novell.com /company/glossary.html   (17593 words)

 Glossary of Common Wireless Telecommunication Terms
It is a faster version of the Global System for Mobile (GSM) wireless service, is designed to deliver data at rates up to 384 Kbps as well as enable the delivery of multimedia and other broadband applications to mobile phone and computer users.
Describes telecommunications through the use of electromagnetic waves that carry a signal through all or part of a communication path, rather than through the use of some sort of wire.
If you have suggestions for additional wireless terms that have not been listed here, or if you see an error with one of the definitions that are listed, please feel free to let us know.
www.cellplanportal.com /glossary.html   (1805 words)

A telecommunications company that offers communications services to the general public via shared circuits at published tariff rates.
Term used to describe the standards used to define 100 Mbps version of the CMSA/CD (Ethernet) standard.
New telecommunications systems designed to permit two-way communications between televisions or computers in one location with software stored on a central computer.
www.uri.edu /oherpt/gloss.html   (1348 words)

 Glossary of Network Security Terms | WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
A portmapper is a service that runs on a specific port, redirecting clients that send a request to that port.
The term "Denial of Service" is also used imprecisely to refer to any outwardly-induced condition that renders a computer unusable, thus "denying service" to its rightful user.
A term applied when the source code of a computer program is made available free of charge to the general public.
www.watchguard.com /glossary/index.asp?nav=ic   (13624 words)

 AT&T Knowledge Network Explorer: Videoconferencing for Learning: Glossary
In telecommunications, the maximum frequency (spectrum) measured in Hertz or cycles per second, between the two limiting frequencies of a channel.
As the term implies, the speed in bps is equal to the number of bits transmitted or received each second.
Telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/vidconf/glossary.html   (2641 words)

 Bondsonline:  Bond Trading Terms
For example, if a three-year magazine subscription (an expense) is paid in year one, it should be "amortized" (or "spread out") over the three-year life of the subscription (the asset).
This is an accounting term that has no relation to the securities market value.
The name of the clearing broker is "given up" when each trade is executed to industry clearance facilities and the trade is reported back to the introducing firm for the customer and street side processing.
www.bondsonline.com /asp/research/glossary.asp   (9400 words)

 MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base
The term is often used by ostensibly or formally political groups pursuing increased militancy.
The term IED came to public use during the violent insurgency that followed the 2003 U.S. led invasion of Iraq.
In Soviet economic and political jargon, the term Marxism-Leninism was generally applied to the socialism practiced in the USSR and its satellite countries.
www.tkb.org /Glossary.jsp   (5197 words)

 Telecommunications Glossary
In the telecommunications industry, Agents typically are independent individuals or companies that market the services of a carrier as if they were employees of that carrier.
Any switched telecommunication service (like 1+, 0++, etc.) that allows a call originator to place long distance calls directly to telephones outside the local service area without an operator.
The term "dial" is obsolete - based on rotary dial phones and electromechanical relay switches (which are nearly non-existent in modern telephone systems.) Touch Tone service recognizes dual tones that are generated as each telephone key is pressed.
www.aatld.com /glossary.htm   (3198 words)

 Telecommunication Glossary
Broadband ISDN services will be carried on fiber-optic networks that employ packet switching in a standardized fashion to integrate voice, data, monochrome, and color facsimile images and one-way and two-way monochrome and color video for local and long distance transmission.
Use of the "800" service access code denotes that calls are to be billed to the receiving party.
Measured Service - Term generally associated with providing local telephone service on a usage-sensitive basis with calls priced on the basis of two or more of the following usage elements: distance, duration, frequency, and time of day.
members.tripod.com /~commworldnw/Glossary.html   (3504 words)

 Census Bureau, Glossary
There are two definitions for this term: The process of dividing the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the decennial census.
A pre-Census 2000 term for local offices established by the Census Bureau to conduct the decennial census.
This term was used for the 1990 census.
www.census.gov /dmd/www/glossary.html   (11482 words)

It is carried in the FIC in order that a receiver may interpret this information in advance of the service components carried in the main service channel.
A part of the main service channel that is individually convolutionally encoded and comprises an integral number of capacity units per common interleaved frame.
This is a digital flag sent by the broadcaster to turn on the lamp or other signal within the receiver to indicate to the user that the broadcaster is giving traffic announcements (when the lamp does not light, it means that the station is not giving traffic announcements at the time).
products.sel.sony.com /semi/glossary.html   (5103 words)

 BellSouth Large Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A wide area network may be composed entirely of private structures, but the term seems to also connote the inclusion of public networks and all kinds of transmission media.
A type of radio (without wires) communications service that provides fixed, mobile, radiolocation or satellite telecommunications services to individuals and businesses.
Term is commonly used to describe mobile or cellular phones, as opposed to traditional, or wireline phones.
largebusiness.bellsouth.com /customer_service_glossary.aspx?first_letter=w   (142 words)

 EPA: Glossary of Registry Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Glossary is an alphabetical list of terms used in the registries.
It may include information about the meanings of the terms and their relationship to other terms as synonyms or antonyms.
In SRS Name Search on the Search Page, the Type is a term that identifies a substance as a category, a biological taxonomic rank, a waste stream, radionuclide, UVCB or other and a Type can be searched independent of other criteria.
oaspub.epa.gov /sor/glossary$.startup   (7919 words)

 Glossary of Telecommunications and Mobile Terms
A term referring to the speed at which modems communicate.
Although the term is usually used with computers, it is often used with modems.
Data Services Adapter, an alternative interface to PCMCIA for connecting to a fax or data terminal.
www.cellular.co.za /glossary.htm   (4111 words)

 Cingular Wireless   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
That's why we've provided this extensive glossary of terms to help you better understand the technologies behind wireless communications.
A third-generation wireless standard proposal based on TDMA technology that was developed by the Universal Wireless Communications Consortium and is one of the 3G candidates submitted to the International Telecommunication Union by the United States.
The portion of a telecommunications path from the ground to the satellite, also referred to as the forward link.
www.cingular.com /customer_service/glossary_terms/0,9041,U,00.html   (208 words)

 Page D   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
An application calls up a daemon to perform a standard routine or service, and the daemon processes the request.
A call association/processing application that informs the service operator of the telephone number the caller dialed.
Declaration done in the prolog of an XML instruction describing the structure of the rest of the document in terms of how the elements and attributes relate to each other.
www.glossary-tech.com /D.htm   (1092 words)

 Glossary of Telecommunication Terms
(2) Term used to refer to testing a product (particulary software) before general release to consumers.
The awarding of a geographic area to a cable operator buy a local government for the purpose of providing cable television service.
METRO AREA: Short for "metropolitan area." This term is normally used to mean a standard metropolitan statitical area, as defined by the U.S. Bureau of the Budget.
www.ipfw.edu /comm/oldWEB/courses/fall97/vocab563.htm   (1176 words)

 UBIT: Glossary
A software database program called Domain Name Service (DNS) tracks the names and translates them into their numerical equivalent so that the computers can understand what they are and find them.
ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a telecommunications standard for digital transmission of voice, video and data.
WINS (Windows Internet Naming Service) is a standard developed by Microsoft for Windows NT that determines the IP address associated with a particular network computer.
ubit.buffalo.edu /glossary   (2215 words)

 Telecommunications Glossary - ISP, CLEC, ISP/CLEC
Typically individuals or companies that market the services of a carrier or equipment provider as if they were an employee of the carrier or provider.
Grade of service is based on the busiest hour of the day.
It is responsible for ensuring that data passed to it from the transport layer is routed and delivered through the network.
www.isg-telecom.com /telco_glossary.htm   (15430 words)

 TIAB2B.com - Glossary of Communications Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Note: The contents of this glossary have been updated and expanded by Technical Committee T1.
The revised glossary has been published as American National Standard T1.523-2001.
For further information on and access to the revised glossary, click here.
www.tiab2b.com /glossary   (50 words)

 Black Box Resale Services: Glossary of Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
We've compiled a list of common telecom and data terms to make it easy for you to find the definition you need.
General term for a telephone system installed on the premise of a business customer to interconnect internal calls and calls from the outside.
Tariffed voiceband direct distance dialing service with which a subscriber has separate options for inward and outward service between his location and specified geographic areas.
www.blackboxresale.com /at_your_service/asp/glossary_terms.asp   (787 words)

 Glossary of Radio Communications
A Glossary of radio, electronic, military, and other terms used in Monitoring Times®
C-band - The spectrum from 3.7-4.2 GHz where satellite TV and other fixed satellite services are broadcast.
Ku-band - The spectrum from 11.7-12.2 GHz were satellite TV and other fixed satellite services are broadcast.
www.grove-ent.com /mtglossary.html   (1349 words)

 IBM Telecommunications
There is a reason that over 90 percent of service providers worldwide are IBM clients.
Leverage network convergence for faster, more cost-efficient service delivery anywhere, anytime, on any network
Roll out new services quickly to accelerate time to market and increase revenues
www.ibm.com /telmedia   (104 words)

 Glossary - cell phone term definitions (Phone Scoop)
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