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The Acronyms Guide

edited by Erin Malone Chris Janson 1st edition

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Table of Contents
Numerics .......................... 1 A ....................................... 1 B ....................................... 2 C ....................................... 3 D ....................................... 5 E ....................................... 7 F........................................ 9 G ..................................... 10 H ..................................... 11 I....................................... 12 J ...................................... 14 K ..................................... 14 L ...................................... 14 M .................................... 15 N ..................................... 17 O..................................... 18 P ..................................... 20 Q..................................... 22 R ..................................... 22 S...................................... 23 T ..................................... 26 U ..................................... 28 V ..................................... 29 W .................................... 29 X ..................................... 30 Z...................................... 30

Acronym Guide
Numerics
2F 10 GbE 10 GFC 100G 16-QAM 3D 3G 40G 4C 4F 5C Two-Fiber 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel (Same as FC1200) 100 Gigabits 16 (points) Quadrature Amplitude Modulation Three Dimensional 3rd Generation 40 Gigabits Consortium of Intel, IBM, Matsushita, and Toshiba Four-Fiber Consortium of Intel, Sony, Matsushita, Toshiba, and Hitachi Analog-to-Digital ATM Adaptation Layer ATM Adaptation Layer Type 0 ATM Adaptation Layer Type 1 ATM Adaptation Layer 2 Transport ATM Adaptation Layer Type 3 and 4 ATM Adaptation Layer 5 Available Bit Rate Advanced BiCMOS Technology Alternating Current; Administrative Complex; Atomic Clock Audio Coding Revision 3 Actual Call Admission Control Alternating Current Equipment Ground Acknowledge Active Control List; Access Control List Alarm Cutoff Acquire Allowed Cell Rate Automatic Channel Shutdown; Alarm Correlation and Suppression Association Control Service Element Automatic Channel Shutdown Suppression; Automatic Channel Shutdown State Active Analog-to-Digital Converter; Add/Drop Coupler

ADI ADM ADP ADSL ADT AE AES AESA AFI AFM AGC AGGR AID AIM AIN AINI AINS AIR AIS AISDP AISIP AIS-L AIS-P AIS-S AIS-V ALS AM AMF AMI AMP AMS ANSI AO AOD APC

Asset Distribution Interface Add/Drop Multiplexer Actual Departure Potential; Automatic Data Processing Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line Actual Departure Time; Automatic Data Transmission Automation Engine; Automation Environment Advanced Encryption Standard; Application Environment Specic ATM End System Address; ATM End Station Address Authority and Format Identier APS Mode Mismatch Failure Automatic Gain Control; Access Group Controller Aggregate Access Identier; Application Identier Auto Image Management; Active Inventory Map Advanced Intelligent Network ATM Inter-Network Interface Automatic in Service State Additive Increase Rate Alarm Indication Signal Alarm Indication Signal Decay Period Alarm Indication Signal Integration Period Alarm Indication Signal - Line Alarm Indication Signal - Path Alarm Indication Signal - Section VT Alarm Indication Signal Automatic Laser Shutdown; Application Layer Service Amplitude Modulation; Application Manager APS Mode Mismatch Failure Access Method Interface; Alternate Mark Inversion Amplier; Amperes Asset Management System; Agent Management System American National Standards Institute Autonomous Output Advertising on Demand Angled Physical Contact

A
A/D AAL AAL0 AAL1 AAL2 AAL3/4 AAL5 ABR ABT AC AC-3 ACAC ACEG ACK ACL ACO ACQ ACR ACS ACSE ACSS

ACT ADC

APD API APS APSBF APSCM APSMM ARC ARP ARPU AS ASAP ASCII ASD ASE ASI ASIC ASN.1 ASP ASYNC AT AT&T ATA ATAF ATAG ATC ATDMA A-TDMA ATM ATMVCL ATMVPL ATTN AU/AU-x AUG AUI

Avalanche PhotoDiode Application Program Interface Automatic Protection Switching Automatic Protection Switching Byte Failure Automatic Protection Switching Channel Mismatch Automatic Protection Switching Mode Mismatch Alarm Reporting Control Address Resolution Protocol Average Revenue per Unit (or User) Autonomous System Alarm Severity Assignment Prole American Standard Code for Information Interchange Access Security Device Amplied Spontaneous Emission; Application Service Element Asynchronous Serial Interface; Asynchronous SCSI Interface Application-Specic Integrated Circuit Abstract Syntax Notation One Applications Service Provider; Average Selling Price Asynchronous Advanced Technology American Telephone and Telegraph Company Advanced Technology Attachment ATM Test Access Function Autonomous Tag Alarm Trafc Controller Asynchronous Time Division Multiple Access Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Asynchronous Transfer Mode ATM Virtual Channel Link ATM Virtual Path Link Attenuator Administrative Unit Administrative Unit Group Autonomous Unit Interface

AU-n AUX AVC AWG AWGN

Administrative Unit n Auxiliary Attribute Value Change American Wire Gauge Additive White Gaussian Noise

B
B/P B3ZS B6ZS B8ZS BA BB BBE BBER BBE-RS Backplane Bipolar With 3-Zero Substitution Bipolar With 6-Zero Substitution Bipolar With 8-Zero Substitution Booster Amplier Broadband Background Block Error Background Block Error Ratio Background Block Error Regenerator Section (an SDH regenerator section error) Business Continuity; Broadcast Binary-Coded Decimal Broadcast Broadband Digital Cross-connect System Battery Distribution Fuse Bay; Battery Distribution Fuse Board Block Error; Best Effort Backward Explicit Congestion Notication Bit Error Rate Block Errors-Regenerative Section Path Signal Degrade BER Path Signal Failure BER Bit Error Rate Test Back Facet Power; Basic Format Packet Border Gateway Protocol Border Gateway Protocol, version 4 Broadband Inter-Carrier Interfaces; B-ISDN Inter-carrier Interface Building Industry Consulting Services International Basic Input/Output System Bit Interleaved Parity; Breaker Interface Panel Broadband ISDN

BC BCD BCST B-DCS BDFB BE BECN

BELLCORE BELL Communications Research, Inc. BER BE-RS BER-SD-P BER-SF-P BERT BFP BGP BGP4 BICI BICSI BIOS BIP B-ISDN

ATAGSEQ Autonomous Tag Sequence

ATM SAM ATM Service Access Multiplexer

BIT BITS bits/sym BLSR BML BNC BOC BOD BOL BOM

Built-In Test; Binary Digit Building Integrated Timing System Bits per Symbol Bidirectional Line Switched Ring Business Management Layer Bayonet Neill-Concelman British National Connector Bell Operating Company Bandwidth on Demand Beginning of Life Bill of Materials

CA CAB CAC CAD CALA CAM CANARIE CAP CAPEX CAS CATV CB, C/B CBDS CBN CBR CC CCAF CCB CCC CCC768 CCCG CCC-PC CCDF CCI CCITT CCK CCW CDE CDMA CDP CDR CD-ROM

Content Archived; Carrier Access Conformity Assessment Body Connection Admission Control; Call Admission Control Computer Aided Design Central America and Latin America Content Addressable Memory Canadian Network for Advancement of Research Competitive Access Provider Capital Expenditure Channel Associated Signaling Community Antenna Television; Cable Television Circuit Breaker Connectionless Broadband Data Service Common Bonding Network Constant Bit Rate Cross Connection; Clear Channel; Calling Centers Call Control Agent Function, IN block Conguration Control Board Cross Connect Controller Cross Connect Fabric with 768x768 STS-1 capacity Cross Connection and Control Group CCC Processor Card Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function Content Control Information Consultative Committee on International Telegraphy and Telephony Complimentary Code Keying Counterclockwise Common Desktop Environment (UNIX) Code Division Multiple Access Contracted Deadline Potential Call Detail Recording; Clock and Data Recovery Compact Disc Read Only Memory Connection Dropping Threshold Chromatic Dispersion Test Set Cell Delay Variation Cell Delay Variation Tolerance Compact Disc - Write One

BONDING Bandwidth ON Demand Interoperability Group BOOTP BP BPI BPI+ B-PON BPP bps BPSR BPT BPV B-RAS BRI BRM BSC BSP BSS BT Btag BTM BTO BTS BTU/hr BW BWDM BYT Bootstrap Protocol Backplane Baseline Privacy Interface Baseline Privacy Interface Plus Broadband Passive Optical Network Backplane Protocol bits per second Bidirectional Path Switched Ring Band Pass-Through BiPolar Violations Broadband Remote Access Server Basic Rate Interface Backward RM Board SC Connector Board Support Package Business Support System British Telecom; Burst Tolerance Beginning Tag Bits Termination Circuit Pack Build Transfer Operate Business Telecom Services British Thermal Unit per hour Bandwidth Band Wavelength Division Multiplexer Total Byte Count

C
C C/I C/N C2O Celsius; Critical Carrier-to-Interface Ratio Carrier-to-Noise Ratio Cable to Optic

CDT CDTS CDV CDVT CD-WO

CE CEA CELP CER CES CEV CFDM CFG CFM CFU CH CHASEH CI CID CIF CIFS CIM CINOT CIT CL CLASS CLEC CLEI CLEITM CLFI CLI CLIP CLIR CLLI CLNP CLNS CLP CLR CLTP cm CM CM-CLI

Consumer Electronics Consumer Electronics Association Code Excited Linear Predictive Cell Error Ratio; Codeword Error Ration Circuit Emulation Service Controlled Environmental Vault Command Frequency Division Multiplexer Conguration Cubic Feet per Minute Cooling Fan Unit Channel Environmentally Hardened Chassis Compact Intelligence; Craft Interface; Customer Interface; Certied Integrator Circuit Identication; Craft Interface Device Client Interface Common Internet File System Client Interface Module Ciena Optical Transport System Craft Interface Terminal; Craft Interface Tool Coupling Loss; Cleared Custom Local Area Signalling Services Competitive Local Exchange Carrier Common Language Equipment Identier Common Language Equipment Identier Common Language Facility Identier Command Line Interface Calling Line Identication Presentation Calling Line Identication Restriction Common Language Location Identier Connectionless Network Layer Protocol Connectionless Network Service Cell Loss Priority Cell Loss Ratio Connectionless Transport Protocol centimeter Control Module; Cable Modem Control Module Command Line Interface

CME CMF CMIP CMIS CMISE CMR CMS CMTS CMU C-n

Compressed Multiplication Equipment Channel Mismatch Failure; Client Management Frame Common Management Information Protocol Common Management Information Services Common Management Information Service Element Cell Misinsertion Rate Call Management Server Cable Modem Termination System Clock Multiplier Unit Container C-11=1,544 Mb/s; C-12=2,048 Mb/s; C-2=6,312 Mb/s; C-3=34,368 Mb/s and 44,736 Mb/s; C-4=139,264 Mb/s Core Network Integrated Planning System Carrier-to-Noise/Ingress Ratio Customer Network Management Portal Carrier-to-Noise Ratio Central Ofce Coaxial Cable Copper and Optical Broadband Remote Access Coder/Decoder Central Ofce Equipment Change of Frame Alignment Central Ofce Layout Design Collision Count Connection Oriented Network Service Chief Operating Ofcer Common Open Policy Services Common Object Request Broker Architecture Class of Service; Common Object Services; CORBA Object Services Class of Service Central Ofce Terminal Commercial off the Shelf Circuit Pack; Control Processor; Connection Provisioner; Call Processing; Customer Premise Compact Peripheral Component Interconnect

CHASYNC Chassis with Sync

CNIPS CNIR CNMP CNR CO COAX COBRA CODEC COE COFA COLD COLL CONS COO COPS CORBA COS CoS COT COTS CP

CONDTYPE Condition Type

CPCI

CPD CPE C-Plane CPLD CPM CPRM CPT CPTTAG CPU CR CRC CRG CR-LDP CRS CRT CRx Line CS CSA CSC CSD CSES Csh CSH CSI CSM C-SMF CSO CSP CSR CS-RZ CST CSU CSV CT CTAM CTB CTC CTD

Common Path Distortion Customer Premises Equipment; Customer Provided Equipment Control Plane Complex Programmable Logic Device Cross-Phase Modulation Content Protection for Recordable Media Channel Pass-Through Connection Termination Point Tag Central Processing Unit Circuit Reliability; Carriage Return; Critical Alarm Cyclic Redundancy Check Circuit Restoration Group Constraint-based Routing Label Distribution Protocol Cross Connect Cathode Ray Tube Client Receive Line Control Sub-span; Convergence Sublayer; CoreStream Canadian Standards Association Command Signal and Control Core Switching Division Consecutive Severely Errored Seconds C Shell Common Signal Header Convergence Sublayer Indicator Core Switching Manager Conventional Single Mode Fiber Composite Second Order Customer Service Prole Customer Service Representative Carrier-Suppressed Return-to-Zero Central Standard Time Channel Service Unit; Customer Service Unit Comma-Separated Value Critical Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing Composite Triple Beat Common Transmit Clock Cell Transfer Delay

CTG CTN CTP CTS CTx Line CUG CV CV-FE CV-L CV-P CV-PFE CV-S, CVS CW

Cradle-To-Grave Core Transmission Network Connection Termination Point Clear To Send Client Transmit Line Closed User Group Code Violation Code violation - Far End Code Violation - Line Code Violation - Path Code Violation - Path Far End Code Violation - Section; Code Violation -- Seconds Clockwise; Continuous Wave

D
D&C D/A D/I DAC DACS DAD DADM DARPA DAS DATE dB DB DB-9 DBA dBc dBm DBMS DBPSK DBS dBW DC DCC DCE DCF Drop and Continue Digital-to-Analog Drop and Insert Digital to Analog Converter; Digital Addressable Controller Digital Access and Cross-Connect System Direct Access Device Data Add/Drop Multiplexer Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (US) Direct Attached Storage Duly Authorised Telecommunications Entity decibel Database Data Bus 9 Pin Connector Database Administrator Decibel referenced to the carrier Decibel reference to milliwatts Database Management System Differential Binary Phase Shift Keying Direct Broadcast Satellite Decibels referenced to Watts Direct Current; Data Connection Data Communications Channel Data Communications Equipment; Data Circuit Terminating Equipment Dispersion-Compensating Fiber

DCG DCM DCME DCMS DCN DCOM DCP DCS

Dispersion Compensation Grating Dispersion Compensation Module Digital Compressed Multiplication Equipment Digital Circuit Multiplication System Data Communication Network Distributed Component Object Model Digital Communications Protocol; Device Control Protocol Digital Cross-connect System; Digital Connection System

DMACS DMB DMC DMH DMM DMOP DMS DMUX DNCS DNR DNS DOCSIS DOD DOS DoS DP DPDT DPFI DPI DPR DPRAM DPT DQ DQDB DQoS DQPSK DR DRAM DRM DS DS0 DS1 DS3 DSCP DSCRDS DSF DSI DSL

Distributed Monitoring and Control System Digital Multipoint Bridge; Document Maintenance Bulletin Dual Modem Cards Degraded Modem Hours Digital Multi-Meter Detailed Method of Procedure Dispersion-managed Solution [Optical] Demultiplexer Digital Network Control System Do Not Revert Domain Name Server; Domain Name System Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specications Department of Defense Disk Operating System Denial of Service Distribution Point; Data Processing Double-Pole, Double-Throw Data Plane Fault Isolation Digital Program Insertion; Dots Per Inch Dedicated Protection Ring Dual Port Random Access Memory Dynamic Packet Transport Degraded Quality Level Distributed Queue Dual Bus Direct Memory Access Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying Disaster Recovery Dynamic Random Access Memory Digital Rights Management Digital Signal; Downstream Digital Service, Level 0, 64kbps Digital Service, Level 1, 1.544 Mb/s ;Digital Signal Level Digital Signal Level 3 (T3 equivalent) Differentiated Service Code Point Discard Count Dispersion Shifted Fiber Digital Speech Interpolation Digital Subscriber Line; Digital Subscriber Loop

DCS 1800 Digital Cellular System, GSM variant at 1800 MHz DCU DDI DDS Dial up Data Channel Unit Direct Dialing Inward Digital Data Storage; Digital Data Service; Digital Data System; Digital Data Stream Discard Eligible Digital Electrical Carrier Digital European Cordless Telephone/ Telecommunication Degraded Signal Demultiplexer Digital Entertainment Networking Initiative Transaction Denier Distributed Feedback Disc Group Differential Group Delay Dynamic Host Conguration Protocol Digital Home Working Group Direct Inward Dialer Differentiated Services Digital Input/Output Dual In-line Package (switch) Direction Division Digital Loop Carrier Data Link Connection Identier Dynamic Link Library; Data Lind Layer (driver); Downline Load Digital Linear Tape Drives Degraded Minute; Dispersion Mitigation Direct Memory Access

DE DEC DECT DEG DEMUX DENI DENY DFB DG DGD DHCP DHWG DID DiffServ DIO DIP DIR Div DLC DLCI DLL DLT DM DMA

DSLAM DS-n DSP DSS DSS2 DSTB DSX DS-x DSX-1 DSX-3 DT DTCP DTE DTH DTL DTMF DTS DTV DUART DUP DUS DV DVB-ASI DVC DVD DVD+R DVD+RW DVI DVM DVOW DVR DW DWDM DXC DXI

Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer Digital Signal, level n Digital Signal Processor Direct Satellite Services Digital Subscriber Signaling 2 Digital Set-top Box Digital Side Interface Digital Signal where N denotes multiple of 51.84 Mb/s Digital Signal Level 1 Cross Connect Digital Signal Level 3 Cross Connect Decision Technology; Direct Termination Digital Transmission Content Protection Data Terminal Equipment Direct-to-Home, usually satellite television broadcasting Designated Transit List Dual Tone Multiple Frequency Dynamic Transport System Digital Television Dual Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter Data User Part Dont Use Synchronization Digital Video Digital Video Broadcast Asynchronous Serial Interface Dynamic Virtual Concatenation Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Digital Versatile Disc Rewritable Digital Versatile Disc Display Visual Interface Digital Voltmeter Digital Voice Orderwire Digital Video Recorder Datawire Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing Digital Cross-Connect Data Exchange Interface

E1 E2E E2PROM E3 EAI EAL EAP EAS EB Eb/No EC EC-1 ECC ECI ECLR ECn ECN ECO ECTRA ED EDF EDFA EDI eDOCSIS EEE EEPROM EF EF&I EFCI EFD EFP EH EIA EID

European Equivalent of T1 (2.048 Mb/s signal speed) End To End Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory European data signal at a rate of 34.368 Mb/s Enterprise Application Integration Events, Alarms, and Logging Extensible Authentication Protocol Emergency Alert System Error Block; Eastbound Energy per Bit to Noise ratio Enhanced Capacity ; European Commission Electrical Carrier Level 1 (STS1 Equivalent) Edge Card Control; Embedded Communications Channel Equipment Catalog Item Egress Cell Loss Ratio Electrical Carrier, level n; 0=64 kb/s, 2=6,312 Mb/s, 3=44,736 Mb/s Engineering Change Notice Engineering Change Order European Committee for Telecommunications Regulatory Affairs Equipment Degrade Erbium-Doped Fiber Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplier Electronic Data Interchange Embedded Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specications Electronic Equipment Enclosure Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory Equipment Failure Engineer, Furnish and Install Explicit Forward Congestion Indication Event Forwarding Discriminator Equipment Fault Protection Environmentally Hardened Electronic Industries Alliance; Electronic Industries Association Equipment Identier Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics

E
E&M Ear & Mouth

EIDE

EII EIR EIRP EJB ELAN ELR EM EMBS EMC EMD EMEA EMG EMI EML EMP EMS EMT eMTA EMX END ENE ENUT EO EOC EoD EOF EOL EOM EoS EOW EPA EPCR EPD EPG EPL EPLD E-PON EPR EPROM

European Information Infrastructure Excess Information Rate Effective Isotropic Radiated Power; Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power Enterprise Java Beans Emulated Local Area Network Extra Long Reach Element Manager Egress Maximum Burst Size ElectroMagnetic Compatibility Extended Management Domain Europe, Middle East and Africa Extended Management Gateway Electromagnetic Interference Element Management Layer; Electro-Absorptive Modulated Laser Expiring Maintenance Process Element Management System Expiring Maintenance Tool Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter ESCON MUX Extended Management Domain End Network Element Enhanced Non-preemptable Unprotected Trafc Equipment Order Embedded Operations Channel Everything on Demand End of Frame End of Life End of Message Ethernet over SONET/SDH Engineered Orderwire; Express Orderwire Environmental Protection Agency Egress Peak Cell Rate Early Packet Discard Equipment Protection Group Ethernet Private Line Erasable Programmable Logic Device Ethernet Passive Optical Network Engineering Progress Report Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory

EQPT ER ERDI EREI-P Errcde ES ESA ESCBND ESCON ESCR ESD ESDS ESF ES-FE ESI ES-IS ES-L ES-LFE ESMOP ES-MS ESN ES-P ES-PFE ESR ES-RS ES-S EST ES-V ESx ET Etag ETH ETHBND ETLMI ETR ETSI EU EVC EVM EVPL

Equipment Extended Reach Enhanced Remote Defect Indicator Enhanced Path Remote Error Indication Error Code Errored Second EDFA Saturation Algorithm; End System Address ESCON Bundle Enterprise Systems Connection Egress Sustainable Cell Rate Electrostatic Discharge Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive Extended Super Frame; Extended Superframe Format Errored Seconds - Far End End System Identier End System to Intermediate System Errored Seconds - Line Errored Second-Line Far End Electronic Service Method of Procedure Errored Seconds at the Mulitplexor Section Extended Subnetwork Errored Seconds - Path Errored Seconds - Path Far End Errored Second Ratio Errored Second Regenerator Section Errored Seconds - Section Eastern Standard Time Errored Second-Virtual Tributary (VT) Path; Errored Second-VT Path Far End Errored Second Count End Terminal Ending Tag 10/100 Ethernet Ethernet Bundle ESCON Trib Laser Manager Interface External Timing Reference European Telecommunications Standards Institute European Union Ethernet Virtual Circuit Error Vector Magnitude Ethernet Virtual Private Line

EVPLAN EWO EXER-R EXER-S EXP EXZ

Ethernet Virtual Private Local Area Network Engineering Work Order Exercise - Ring Exercise - Span (SONET) Experimental Excessive Zone

FDL FDM

Facilities Data Link Frequency Division Multiplexing; Fast Ethernet ; Frequency Division Modulation Frequency Division Multiple Access Fiber Distribution Panel Frame Drop Far End; Fast Ethernet; Forward Error Correction Far End Alarm Channel Far-End Terminal Alarm Condition Far-End Alarm Fast Ethernet Bridging Far End Block Error Forward Error Correction; Forwarding Equivalence Class Forward Explicit Congestion Notication Forward Error Correction Seconds FICON Extended Storage over Distance Front End Processor; Far End Protection Far End Protection Line Failure Far End Performance Monitor Far End Receive Failure Field-Effect Transistor Fast Forward First Field Application Facility Fault Protection Fast Fourier Transform Forwarding Information Base Frame Identication Code Fiber Connection Fiber in the Loop Failure in Time Fiber in the Building Fiber in the Loop Fiber in the Riser Fiber Link Around the Globe Fan Module; Fault Management; Forwarding Module; Frequency Modulation Failure Modes Analysis Failure Mode and Effects and Criticality Analyses

FDMA FDP FDRP FE FEAC FEACT FEALM FEB FEBE FEC FECN FECS FEDS FEP FEPLF FEPM FERF FET FF FFA FFP FFT FIB FIC FICON FIL FIT FITB FITL FITR FLAG FM

F
F F&I FA, F/A FAB FAD FAF FAT FC Fahrenheit Furnish and Install Fuse Alarm; Fault Alarm Field Alert Bulletin Functional Access Domain Facility Failure Factory Acceptance Test Failure Code; Failure Count; Fiber Channel; Fibre Channel Fibre Channel 1 Gb/s Fibre Channel 10 Gb/s (same as 10GFC) Fibre Channel 2 Gb/s Fibre Channel 4 Gb/s Fault, Conguration, Accounting, Performance (or Provisioning), Security management Federal Communications Commission Failure Count - Far End Fibre Channel over Internet Protocol Failure Count - Line Failure Count - Line Far End Fan Control Module Fibre Channel Protocol Failure Count - Path Failure Count - Path Far End Frame Check Sequence; Fibre Channel Standard Count of FCS-32 Error Failure Count - VT Failure Count - VT Far End Frequency Division Duplexed Fiber Distributed Data Interface Fiber Distributing Frame

FC Switch Fibre Channel Switch FC100 FC10000 FC200 FC400 FCAPS

FCC FC-FE FCIP FC-L FC-LFE FCM FCP FC-P FC-PFE FCS FCS32 FC-V FC-VFE FDD FDDI FDF

FMA FMECA

FMS FNCS FO FOADM FOB FOC FOD FOS FOSC FOTS FOW FP FPG FPGA FPLMTS FPM FPP FPS FR FRAD FRC FRD FREQ FRF FRF.12 FRF.13 FRF.5 FRF.8.1 FRG FRM FRMS FRS FRU FS FSA FSAN

Fault Management System Foreign National Control System Fiber Optics Fixed Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer; Flexible Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer Free On Board Final Operating Conguration Free on Demand Follow on Satellite, Intelsat designation Fiber Optic Splice Course Fiber Optic Transmission System Forward OrderWire Fabry-Perot (type of laser); Frame Pulse (NEC) Facility Protection Group Field Programmable Gate Array Future Public Land Mobile Telecommunications Systems Fan Power Module Fast Pattern Processor Frames per Second Frame Relay Frame Relay Access Device Force Functional Requirements Document; Feature Requirements Denition Frequency Frame Relay Forum Frame Relay Forum Implementation Agreement 12 Frame Relay Forum Implementation Agreement 13 Frame Relay Forum Implementation Agreement 5 Frame Relay Forum Implementation Agreement 8.1 Fragment Count Forward Resource Management; Frame Count Dropped Frames Frame Relay Service Field Replacement Unit File System Field Service Application Full Services Access Network (consortium)

FSB FSO FS-P FS-R FSS FS-S FS-W FT FT1 GT FTA FTAM FTC FTM FTP FTTB FTTC FTTD FTTH FTTP FTTx FUNI FW FWHM FWM FXO FXS

Field Service Bulletin Free Space Optical Forced Switch - Protection Forced Switch - Ring Fixed Satellite Service Forced Switch - Span Forced Switch - Working France Telecom Fractional T1 Gain Transfer; Grating Temperature Fault Tree Analysis File Transfer and Access Management Fabric and Timing Card Fabric Timing Module File Transfer Protocol Fiber to the Building; Fiber to the Business Fibre to the Curb (Kerb), linked to VDSL in deployment Fiber to the Desk Fiber to the Home Fiber to the Premise; Maintenance Channel Transparent Termination Point Fiber to the [endpoint] Frame-based User-Network Interface Firmware; Firewall Full Width at Half Maximum Four-Wave Mixing Foreign Exchange Ofce Foreign Exchange Service

G
G/T GA Gb GB GbE Gain to System Noise Temperature Ratio General Availability Gigabit Gigabyte Gigabit Ethernet

GbE VFTP Gigabit Ethernet Virtual Facility Termination Point GbE WAN Gigabit Ethernet Wide Area Network GbE WIF GBIC Gbit Gigabit Ethernet Wide Area Network Interface Gigabit Interface Converter Gigabit

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Gbps, Gbits Gigabits per second Gbytes/s GC GCAC GCC0 GCIT GCM GCRA GDMO GE Gigabytes per second Gateway Controller Generic Connection Admission Control General Communications Channel 0 (similar to SDH/SONET DCC) Graphical Craft Interface Terminal General Control Module Generic Cell Rate Algorithm Guidelines for the Definition of Managed Objects Gigabit Ethernet; Greater than or equal to ; General Electric Corporation Gigabit Ethernet Bridge Geostationary Earth Orbit General Electric Satellite Services Gigabit Ethernet Tunneling Gain Flattened Amplifier Generic Flow Control Gain Flattening Filter (used in EDFA) Generic Framing Procedure Guaranteed Frame Rate Gigahertz (Billion hertz) Gigabit Ethernet Global Information Infrastructure Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching Greenwich Mean Time; Grasshoppers Made for Telecommunications (GMT fuses) Gateway Network Element Ground Gateway Network Element Grade of Service Gateway Platform General Purpose Input General Purpose Input General Purpose Output Gigabit Passive Optical Network Global Positioning System; Global Positioning Satellite Generic Requirement; Geographic Redundancy Gigabit Rate Data Multiplexer

GRTES GSM

General Requirements for Transmission Equipment Specication Global System for Mobile communications, originally: Groupe Spciale Mobile Geostationary Earth Orbit Gain Transfer; Grating Temperature Global Trafc Forecast (Intelsat) Global Trafc Meeting (Intelsat) Group Termination Point General TeleSystems Group Graphical User Interface Gateway Gateway Controller

GSO GT GTF GTM GTP GTS GUI GW GWC

GEB GEO GESS GET GFA GFC GFF GFP GFR GHz GigE GII GMDSS GMPLS GMT

H
HA HCSFI HD HDB3 HDCP HDLC HDMI HD-SDI HDSF HDSL HDT HDTV HE HEC HEM HEPA HFC HFM HGW HHP HI High Availability High-speed Central Switch Fabric Interface High Denition High Density Bipolar 3 High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection High-speed/level Data Link Control High Denition Multimedia Interface High Denition Serial Digital Interface High-speed Distributed Switch Fabric High-speed Digital Subscriber Line Host Digital Terminal High Denition Television Headend Header Error Control; Headend Controller Headend Modem High Efciency Particulate Arrester Hybrid Fiber Coax High-speed Forwarding Module Home Gateway Households Passed Hardware/Software Interface; Hardware-Software Integration; High Speed Internet High Speed Serial Application Specic Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Hybrid Management Sub-layer Home Networking Version 1

GN GND GNE GOS GP GPI GPIN GPO G-PON GPS GR GRDM

HISSA HMS HNv1

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HO HOD HO-DSP HO-DXC HOM HOP HO-POH HOVC HP HPA HPF HPNA HPOV HPPI HP-UX HRD HS HSB HSD HSSI HT HTML HTTP HVAC HVS HW Hz

Higher Order HBO on Demand High Order-Domain Specic Part Higher Order Digital Cross Connect High-Order Modulation High Order Path Higher Order - Path Overhead Higher Order Virtual Concatenation Hairpin; Higher Order Path; Homes Passed High Power Amplier High Pass Filter Home Phoneline Networking Alliance Hewlett Packard Open View High Performance Parallel Interface Hewlett Packards UNIX-based OS that runs on HPs enterprise servers Hardware Release Document; Hardware Requirements Document High Speed High Speed Bus High Speed Data High Speed Serial Interface High Threshold Hyper Text Markup Language Hypertext Transfer Protocol Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Hospitality Voice Services Hardware Hertz

ICB ICD ICLR ICMP ICNV ICP ICPT ICR ID IDB IDE IDF IDH IDI IDL IDNV IDP IDR IDS IDT IDU IE IEC IEEE IETF IF IFC IG IGMP IIAC

Independent Customer Builds International Code Designator Ingress Cell Loss Ratio Internet Control Message Protocol Input- Command Not Valid IMA Control Protocol Installed Circuit Pack Type Initial Cell Rate Identifier; Identification International Development Bank Integrated Device Electronics Intermediate Distribution Frame; Invalid Data Flag Identification High byte Initial Domain Identifier Interactive Distance Learning; Interface Definition Language Input, Data Not Valid Initial Domain Part Intermediate Data Rate Intrusion Detection System Inter-DXC Trunk Indoor Unit Information Element Incoming Error Count; InterExchange Carrier Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Internet Engineering Task Force Intermediate Frequency Initial First Cost Information Group Internet Group Multicast Protocol Input - Invalid Access Identifier CORBA Internet Inter-ORB Protocol Interim Interface Signaling Protocol Intermediate Light Amplification; Integrated Line Amplifier; In-Line Amplifier Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier Integrated Laser Module; Integrated Laser Modulator Interim Link Management Interface; Interim Local Management Interface Information Log; Incoming Log

HomePNA Home Phoneline Networking Alliance

I
I/B Inbound/Outroute (also known as the return link), from remote terminal to hub Input/Output Integrated Access Device; Interface Access Device Internet Access Service; Internet Authentication Service In-Band Communication Channel Intelsat Business Service International Business Traveller Integrated Circuit

IIOP IISP ILA

I/O IAD IAS IBCC IBS IBT IC

ILEC ILM ILMI

ILOG

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ILR IM IMA IMBS IMD IME IMT IN INAP I-NET INM Inroute INT INTAP

Issues List Report Instant Messaging Inverse Multiplexing over ATM Ingress Maximum Burst Size Intermodulation Distortion Interface Management Entity Inter Machine Trunk Intelligent Network Intelligent Network Application Part Protocol Institutional Network Integrated Network Manager see I/B Internal; Internal Clock Interoperability Technology Association for information Processing Internodal Tunneling Protocol Integrated Services Invalid Word Count Input/Output Adapter Initial Operating Configuration Inter-office Fiber Interoperable Object Reference ;Indian Ocean Region Intelligent Peripheral, IN block; Internet Protocol Inter-process Communications; InterProcess or InterProcesser Control Ingress Peak Cell Rate DAMA IP Channel Unit Inter-Packet Gap Interested Party Multicast Internet Protocol Multicasting Initiative Interested Party Multicast Service Internet Protocol over ATM Impulse Pay per View Intellectual Property Rights Internet Protocol Security Integrated IP Software License Internet Protocol Transport Agreement IP Television Internet Package Exchange

IR IRD IRT IS ISA IS-ANR IS-ANRST ISCC ISCR iSCSI

Intermediate Reach Integrated Receiver/Decoder Integrated Receiver/Transcoder In Service; Intermediate System Industry Standard Architecture In Service - Abnormal In Service - Abnormal and Restricted InterSwitch Communications Channel Ingress Sustainable Cell Rate Internet Small Computer System Interface; SCSI Protocol over TCP/IP Idle Signal Detection Integrated Services Digital Network Intermediate System to Intermediate System Industrial Scientific Medical In Service - Normal International Standards Organization the Internet Society Internet Service Provider; Inside Plant In Service - Restricted Internet Signaling Transport Protocol Independent Software Vendor Information Technology Installation, Test, and Acceptance Independent Transmit Clock Information Technology Equipment International Telecommunications Union Intelligent Transportation System; Institute for Telecommunications Sciences International Telephone and Telegraph International Telecommunication Union ITU Telecommunications standards body Interval Usage Code International VPN Interworking Function Inter-exchange Carrier

ISD ISDN IS-IS ISM IS-NR ISO ISOC ISP IS-RST ISTP ISV IT ITA ITC ITE ITL ITS

INTP IntServ INVW IOA IOC IOF IOR IP IPC

IPCR IPCU IPG IPM IPMI IPMS IPOA IPPV IPR IPsec IPSL IPTA IPTV IPX

ITT ITU ITU-T IUC IVPN IWF IXC

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J
J0 J2EE JBR JDBC JDK JDMK JDS-HR JEM JMS JNDI JPEG JRE JTAG JVM J Zero Java 2 Enterprise Edition Jabber Count Java Database Connectivity Java Development Kit Java Dynamic Management Kit Japan Digital Services - Half Rate JAVA Element Manager JAVA Messaging System Java Naming and Directory Interface Joint Photographic Experts Group Java Runtime Environment Joint Test Action Group Java Virtual Machine

LAC LADM LAN LANE LAP LAPB LAPD LAPF LAPS LASER LATA LATM LBC LBCL kilo (thousand) SONET or SDH overhead byte of MSP/ MS-SPRing (see K2) Used with K1-SONET or SDH overhead byte for MSP/MS-SPRing Kilobit Kilobyte Kilobits per second Kilobytes per second Kilobits per second Kilobits per second Kilobytes per second kilo Bits Per Second Kilofeet (USA cable length measurement) kilohertz (thousand hertz) Kilometer Korn Shell Kilosymbols per Second Kilosymbols per Second 1000 Volt Amperes Kilowatt LCR LCT LD LDAP LDCC LDCELP LDP LDS LEAF LEC LECS LED LEO Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol Layer 3 Line Adapter; Latin America LER LES LF LBCN LBO LC LCAP LCAS LCC LCD LCL LCN

Local Access Concentrator Linear Add/Drop Multiplexer Local Area Network Local Area Network Emulation Link Access Procedure; Link Access Protocol Link Access Procedure Balanced Link Access Procedure-D Channel (X 25) Link Access Procedure for Frame-Mode Bearer Services Link Access Procedure Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Local Access and Transport Area Local ATM Laser Bias Current Laser Bias Current Level Normalized Laser Bias Current Line Build Out Lucent Connector; Line Card Local Craft Access Panel Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme Life-Cycle cost; Link Control Channel Liquid Crystal Display Lower Confidence Limit Local Computer Network; Logical Channel Number; Local Communications Network Least Cost Routing Large Capacity Terminal Laser Diode Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Line Data Communications Channel Low Delay CELP Label Distribution Protocol Local Digital Switch Large Effective Area Fiber Local Exchange Carrier LAN Emulation Configuration Server Light Emitting Diode Low Earth Orbit Label Edge Router LAN Emulation Server Line Fail

K
k K1 K2 Kb KB Kb/s KB/s Kbit/s Kbps KBps kBPS kft kHz Km Ksh ksym/s ksym/sec kVA kW

L
L2TP L3 LA

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LFE LGN LGX LH LIC LIF LIM LIP LIU LLC LLSDCC LM LMDS LMI LMP LNA LNB LO LOADM LOC Locn LO-DXC LOF LOF-P LOH LOM LOP LOPDP LOPI LOPIP LOP-P LOP-V LOS LOSS LOVC LOW LP Lport LP-S LP-S/SF-P LR

Line Far End Logical Group Node Light-Guide Crossconnects Logical Host Line Interface Card Line Interface Line Interface Module Local Information Packet Line Interface Unit Logical Link Control Lower-Layer Section DCC Line Module Local Multipoint Distribution Service Local Management Interface Link Management Protocol Low Noise Amplifier Low Noise Block Low Order Lightweight Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer Loss of Clock Location Low Order Digital Cross Connect Loss of Frame Path Loss of Frame Line Overhead Loss of Multiframe; List of Materials Loss of Pointer Loss of Pointer Decay Period Loss of Pointer Inhibit Loss of Pointer Integration Period Loss of Pointer - Path VT Loss of Pointer Loss of Signal Loss of Signal Seconds Low-Order VC Local Orderwire Line Processor; Lockout of Protection; Low Order Path Logical port Lockout of Protection - Span Lockout of Protection - Span/Signal Fail - Protection Long Reach (fiber); Line Regeneration Equipment

LRDC LSA LSB LSF LSL LSM LSN LSP LSR LSSGR LT LTE LTN LTP LTS LU LVD LWP LZS

Long Reach Daughter Card Low Speed ADM Least Significant Bit Loss of Signal or Frame indication signal Lower Specification Limit Loss of Sync Message Logical Subnetwork Label Switched Path; Local Service Provider Label Switch Router LATA Switching System Generic Requirements Low Threshold; Laser Temperature Line Terminating Equipment; Long Terminal Evolution Local Transport Network (fiber ring) Link Termination Point; Logical Termination Point Loop Testing System; Long Term Storage Line Unit Low-Voltage Distribution Low Water Peak Lempel Ziv Stac

M
M&C M12 M13 M23 MAC MAN MAP MAU Mb MB Mb/s MB/s Mbaud Mbits/s Mb/s Mb/s Mb/s Monitor and Control MUX DS-1 into DS2 MUX DS-1 into DS3 MUX DS-2 into DS3 Media Access Control; Medium Access Control Metropolitan Area Network Main Audio Program; Mobile Application Part Protocol Media Access Unit Megabit Megabyte Megabits per second Megabytes per second Megabaud Megabits per second Megabits per second Megabytes per second Million Bits Per Second

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MBS MCC MCP MCPC MCR MCS MCT MCTF MDF MDU mDVR ME MEA MEO MER MFR MG MGC MGCP MGN MHz MIB MID MIPS MIT MiTTs MJ ML MLMD MLPPP mm MM MMCS MME MMF MML MMO MMP MN MNO MNC

Maximum Burst Size Master Control Center / Computer Management Control Processor Multiple Channels Per Carrier Minimum Cell Rate; Minimum Cost Routing Master Control Station Maintenance Channel Transparency Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering Main Distribution Frame Multiple Dwelling Unit Multi-TV Digital Video Recorder Middle East Mismatch of Equipment and Attributes Medium Earth Orbit Modulation Error Ratio Multilink Frame Relay Media Gateway Media Gateway Controller Media Gateway Control Protocol Management Gateway Node Megahertz (million hertz) Management Information Base Message Identier Millions of Instructions per Second Management Information Tree of Telecommunications Trafc Major Mediation Layer Multiplexer/Demultiplexer Multi-Link Point-to-Point Protocol millimeter Multimode; Multimedia Meridian Multi Media Center Switch Multiwave Management Element Multi-Mode Fiber Man Machine Language Main Material Order Multiwave Management Element Minor Mobile Network Operator Multi-National Company

MO MOD MODEM Modem MOF MOP MOR MOS MP MP3 MPCKTS MPEG MPI M-Plane MPLmS MPLS MPLS-CP MPN MPOA MPS MPT MPT MPTS MR MRRB ms MS MSA MS-AIS MSB MSC MSF MSN MSNM

Managed Object Module; Movies on Demand Modulator-Demodulator Modulator/Demodulator Managed Object Framework Method of Procedure Multi-wavelength Optical Repeater Mean Opinion Score Management Portal MPEG-2 Layer 3 Multicast Packet Count Moving Pictures Expert Group Multi-Path Interface; Multi-Path Interference Management Plane Multi-Protocol Lambda Switching Multi Protocol Label Switching MPLS Control Plane Mode Partition Noise Multi Protocol over Asynchronous Transfer Mode Multiple Priority System Multiplex Pass-Through Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Multiple Program Transport Stream Modication Request; Material Request; Medium Reach Maintenance Requirements Review Board; Material Release Review Board Milliseconds Multiplex Section Mediation Services Administrator Multiplex Section - Alarm Indication Signal Most Signicant Bit Metro Shelf Controller; Microsoft Cluster Server Multiservice Switching Forum Multi-Subnetwork Metro Switching Network Manager

MEGACO Media Gateway Control Protocol

MSNM ML Metro Switching Network Manager Mediation Layer MSO MSOH Multiple System Operator Multiplexer Section Overhead

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MSP MS-P MSPP MSPVC MS-R MS-RDI MS-REI MSS MS-S

Multiplex Section Protection; Multiservice Switching Path Manual Switch - Protection Multiservice Provisioning Platform Management Soft Permanent Virtual Circuit Manual Switch - Ring Multiplex Section - Remote Defect Indication Multiplex Section Remote Error Indication Mobile Satellite Service Manual Switch - Span

NASA NAT NBI NBK NC NCB NCC NCCC NCCI NCP NCP&D NCR NCS NCT NCTA NDC NDF NDIS NDMH NDP NDSF NDVR NE NE/FE NEBS

National Aeronautical and Space Agency (US) Network Address Translation Northbound Interface No Backup Nodal Controller; Normally Closed (contacts) National Computer Board Network Control Center/Computer Network Control Coordination Channel Network Call Correlation Identication Nodal Control Point; Nodal Control Processor Network Capacity Planning and Delivery Non-Conformance Report Network Computing System; Network Control System; Network Call Signaling Network Control Terminal National Cable & Telecommunications Association National Destination Code New Data Flag Network Design and Inventory System Non-Degraded Modem Hours Network Discovery Protocol; Neighbor Discovery Protocol Non-Dispersion Shifted Fiber Network Digital Video Recording Network Element Near End/Far End Network Equipment Building Standards; Network Equipment Building Systems National Electric Code Network Element Function Negative Terminal Network Element Identication Network Element Information Request National Electrical Manufacturers Association Networked File System Next Generation Digital Loop Carrier Next Generation Layer 1 Next Generation Network Architecture

MS-Spring/MSPR Multiplex Section Shared Protection Ring MST MSTE MS-W MTA MTBF MTIE MTP MTTP MTTR MTTU MTU MUX MUXCVR mV MVOA MZ Mountain Standard Time; Multiplex Section Termination Multiplex Section Terminating Equipment Manual Switch - Working Multimedia Terminal Adapter Mean Time between Failure Maximum Time Interval Error Message Transfer Part Transparent Connection Termination Point Mean Time to Repair Mean Time to Understand Maximum Transmission Unit Multiplexer Muxceiver Millivolt Miniature Variable Optical Attenuator Mach-Zehnder

NEC NEF NEG

N
NA No Alarm; Not Alarmed; Not Applicable; Not Available; Numerical Aperture Network Access Domain Network Access Point Network Address and Protocol |Translation Network Access Server; Network Attached Storage

NEID NEIR NEMA NFS NGDLC NG-L1 NGNA

NAD NAP NAPT NAS

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NGSO

Non-Geostationary Earth Orbit, used as a general descriptive for LEO and MEO systems. National Gateway Network Interface Network Interface Card Network Interface Device Network Interface Data Unit National Information Infrastructure (for the USA, see also GII and EII) Network Infrastructure Solutions National Information Services Council Network Interface Unit Network Layer Address; Network Layer Agent Node Line Card Neighbor Link Discovery Network Layer Protocol Identier nanometer Network Management; Network Manager; Network Management; Node Manager Network Monitoring and Analysis Network Management Ethernet Node-level Management Function Network Management Layer Network Management System N key on keyboard for a no response Network to Network Interface; Network Node Interface Network to Network Interface Network Node Manager Network News Transfer Protocol Network Object; Normally Open (contacts) Network Operations Center Network Operations Control Center Network Parameter Control Noise Power Ratio No Reply Non-Real Time Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory Non Real-Time Variable Bit Rate Non-Return to Zero Nanosecond Non Service Affecting

NSAP NSF NSI NSN NSP NT NTE NTF NTFS NTP NTS NTSC NUT NVM NVRAM NZDSF

Network Service Access Point National Science Foundation (US) Network Side Interface Nationally Signicant Number Node Switch Provider; Node Switch Processor Window New Technology Network Terminating Equipment No Trouble Found New Technology File System Network Time Protocol Near Term Storage; Network Time Synchronization National Television Standards Committee Non-preemptive Unprotected Trafc Non-Volatile Memory Nonvolatile Random Access Memory Non-Zero Dispersion Shifted Fiber

NGW NI NIC NID NIDU NII NIS NISC NIU NLA NLC NLD NLPI nm NM

NTFCNCDE Notication Codes (TL1)

NMA NME NMF NML NMS NN NNI NNIF NNM NNTP NO NOC NOCC NPC NPR NR NRT NRTL NRTVBR NRZ ns NSA

O
O&M OA OA&M OADM OAM OAMCell OAMP O-BLSR OC OC-1 OC1 OC-12 OC-192 OC-3 Operations and Management Optical Amplier Operations Administration and Management Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer Operations, Administration and Maintenance Operations, Administration and Maintenance Cell Operation, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning Optical-Bidirectional Line Switched Ring Optical Carrier Optical Carrier level 1, SONET bit rate = 51.84 Mb/s Optical Carrier level 1 (51.84 Mb/s) Optical Carrier level 12, SONET bit rate = 622.08 Mb/s Optical Carrier level 192, SONET bit rate = 9.953 Gb/s Optical Carrier level 3, SONET bit rate = 155.52 Mb/s

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OC-48 OCAP OCH OCI OC-n

Optical Carrier level 48, SONET bit rate = 2.488 Gb/s OpenCable Application Platform Optical Channel Open Connection Indication Optical Carrier-number; Optical Carrier where N denotes a multiple of 51.84 Mb/s Octet Count Optical Channel Transport Unit Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator Outlet Digital Adapter Object Database Management System Optical Distribution Frame Optically Dedicated Protection Ring Outdoor Unit Optical channel Data Unit where k is 1 or 2 Original Equipment Manufacturer Optical-to-Electronic-to-Optical Optical Ethernet Private Line Optical Ethernet Private Local Area Network Optical Ethernet Virtual Private Line

OMG OMT ON ONE ONP ONT ONU OO OOB OOF OOK OOM1 OOM2 OOO OOR OOS OOS-MA

Object Management Group Orthogonal Mode Transducer Optical Network Optical Network Element Open Network Provision Optical Network Terminal Optical Network Unit Optical-to-Optical Out of Band Out of Frame On-Off Keying Out of Multi Frame Stage 1 Out of Multi Frame Stage 2 Optical - Optical - Optical Out of Range Out of Service Out of Service-Management

OCT OCTU OCXO ODA ODBMS ODF ODPR ODU ODUk OEM OEO OEPL OEPLAN OEVPL

OOS-MAANR Out of Service-Management and Abnormal OpEx OPM OPR OPS/INE OPT OPTORL OpUk OQPSK ORB Operations Expenditure Optical Performance Monitoring; Optical Power Meter Optical Power Received Operations Provisioning System/ Intelligent Network Element Optical Power Transmit Optical Return Loss Optical channel payload Unit where k is 1 or 2 Offset Quaternary Phase-shift Keying Object Request Broker

OEVPLAN Optical Ethernet Virtual Private Local Area Network OFC OFDM OFS OFTEL OID OIU OLA OLB OLM OLMP OLS OLT OLTP OM OMC Open Fiber Control; Optical Fiber Communication Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Out of Frame Second Ofce of Telecommunications (UK Regulator) Object Identier Operator Interface Unit; Optical Interface Unit; Ofce Interface Unit Optical Line Amplier; Optical Link Analysis Optical Link Budget Optical Link Module Optical Link Management Protocol Optical Line System Optical Line Termination; Optical Line Terminal OSRP Link Termination Point Optical Module Operation and Maintenance Center

Oribital Slot longitude position above the equator at which a satellite is located ORIG ORL ORP OS OSA OSC OSDS OSGI OSHA OSI Original; Originating Optical Return Loss Optical Routing Protocol Operating System Optical Spectrum Analyzer Optical Supervisory Channel; Optical Service Channel Operations Systems Data Server Open Services Gateway Initiative Occupational Safety and Health Act Open Systems Interconnection

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OSM OSMINE OSNR OSP OSPF OSPR OSRP OSS OSSAN OSS-AU

OSC Splitter Module Operations Systems Modications for the Integration of Network Elements Optical Signal-to-Noise Ratio; Open Signal-to-Noise Ratio Optical Signaling Protocol; Outside Plant Open Shortest Path First Optically Shared Protection Ring Optical Signaling and Routing Protocols Operations Support System Operations Support System Access Nodes Out of Service-Autonomous

PAD PAMA PAN PARP PAS PAT PAX PB PBOR PPB-TE PBT PBX PC PC PCA PCB PCC PCCA PCG PCI PCM PCMCIA PCMM PCN

Power Attenuation Device Permanent Assignment Multiple Access Personal Area Networking Proxy ARP PanAmSat Program Association Table Path Adaptation and X-Connect Petabyte Primary-Backup Object Replication Provider Backbone Bridging Trafc Engineering Provider Backbone Transport Private Branch Exchange Personal Computer; Physical Contact; Processor Card Personal Computer Protection Channel Access Printed Circuit Board Processor Communication Channel Pacic Century Corporate Access Pacic Century Group Peripheral Component Interconnect Pulse Code Modulation Personal Computer Memory Card Interface Adaptor PacketCable Multimedia Program Change Notice; Product Change Notice ;Personal Communications Network Pre-Conditioned Order Product Code Primary Cross-connection Point, street cabinet/exibility point Peak Cell Rate Personal Communication System Personal Digital Assistant Power Distribution and Alarm Panel Passive Dispersion Compensator Portable Document Format Pleisiochronous Digital Hierarchy Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy Payload Defect Indication Polarization Dependent Loss Policy Decision Point Power Distribution Unit; Protocol Data Unit

OSS-AUMA Out of Service-Autonomous and Management OSS-AURST Out of Service-Autonomous and Restricted OSWF OTC OTDR OTGR OTN OTS OTU OUI OUNI O-UPSR OUSM OUSP Outroute OW OXC On-site Work Force Operations Technical Center; Optical Transport Card Optical Time Domain Reectometer Operations Technology Generic Requirements Optical Transport Network Optical Transport System Optical Transport Unit Organizationally Unique Identier Optical User Network Interface Optical-Unidirectional Path Switched Ring Optical Utility Services Manager Optical Utility Services Platform see O/B Order Wire Optical Cross Connect

OTS RPTR OTS Repeater

PCO P-Code PCP PCR PCS PDA PDAP PDC PDF PDH

Outbound see O/B

P
P2P P6 PA PA PABX Peer to Peer Pentium 6 Port Adapter; Pre-Amplier Power Amplier Private Automatic Branch Exchange

PDH PDI PDL PDP PDU

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PEG PEM PEP PESQ PFE PFM PFO PG PGID PGL PHY PIC PID

Public, Education, Government Processor Enhancement Module; Processor Element Module Policy Enforcement Point Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality Path Far End Packet Forwarding Module Premium Feature Open Peer Group; Protection Group Peer Group Identier Peer Group Leader Physical Layer Device; Physical Programmable Interrupt Controller Personally Identiable Data; Protocol Identier; Packet Identier; Personal Identication Packet Interface FPGA Photo Intrinsic; Positive-Intrinsic Negative; Personal Identication Number Packet Internet Groper Plug-In Provisioning Pointer Justication Packet Loss Packet Loss Concealment Pilot Line Change Notication Physical Layer Convergence Protocol Programmable Logic Device Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company Phase Locked Loop Payload Label Mismatch Payload Label Mismatch - Path Payload Label Mismatch - VT PNNI Logical Node Path Layer Overhead Performance Management; Performance Monitoring; Program Manager; Project Manager Power Management Algorithm Performance Monitoring Building Block Polarization Mode Dispersion PMD Compensator Power Management Module Program Management Ofce

PN PNC PNNI PO POC POH POM PON POP/PoP

Pseudo Noise; physical node Physical Node Controller Private Network-to-Network Interface; Private Network Node Interface Purchase Order Point Of Contact Path Overhead Project Ofce Manager Passive Optical Network Point of Presence, usually referring to an Internet service provider/access point Power on Reset Packet over SONET; Positive Terminal Power on Self Test Plain Old Telephone Service Power PC Partial Packet Discard Positive Pointer Justication Count Point-to-Point Link Parts per Minute; Parts per Million; Pulses per Million Physical port Point-to-Point Protocol Path Protection Switched; Pulses per Second Power Passing Tap Project Review Board Pseudo Random Bit Sequence Primary Reference Clock Primary Rate Interface Pseudo Random Number Generators Programmable Read Only Memory Protocol; Protection Primary Reference Source Power Supply; Policy Server PacketCable Service Agreement Protection Switching Byte Failure Protection Switching Count; Project Steering Committee Protection Switching Duration Presentation Suite Program Specic Information Path Signal Label

POR POS POST POTS PPC PPD PPJC PPL PPM Pport PPP PPS PPT PRB PRBS PRC PRI PRNG PROM PROT PRS PS PSA PSBF PSC PSD PSEL PSI PSL

PIF PIN

PING PIP PJ PL PLC PLCN PLCP PLD PLDT PLL PLM PLM-P PLM-V PLN PLO PM

ps/nm-km Pico-second

PMA PMBB PMD PMDC PMM PMO

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PSM PSN P-SNC PSQM PSR PST PSTN PSU PT PTE PTI PTO PTP PTS PTSE PTSP PTT

Persistent Stored Module Packet Switch Node; Packet Switched Network Permanent SNC Perceptual Speech Quality Measurement Protection Side Regeneration; Path Switched Ring Primary State; Pacic Standard Time Public Switched Telephone Network Power Supply Unit; Packet Switch Unit Pass-Through; Payload Type Path Terminating Equipment Payload Type Indicator Private Telecommunications Operator Physical Termination Point; Point-To-Point; Path Termination Point Per Trunk Signaling PNNI Topology State Element PNNI Topology State Packet Posts, Telegraph and Telephone company (usually a government monopoly operator) Protocol Violation Permanent Virtual Circuit; Poly Vinyl Chloride; Private Virtual Circuit Personal Video Recorder Printed Wire Board Pulse Width Modulation Power

R/W RADIUS RAI RAID RAIG RAITN RAM RAN RASCOM RBF RBM RBOC RBW RCC RCV RCVR RDF RDI RDI-L RDI-P RED REF REI REI-L REI-P Rev.

Read/Write Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service Remote Alarm Indication Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disk; Redundant Array of Independent Disk Resource Availability Information Group Regional Arab Information Technology Network Random Access Memory Regional Area Network; Radio Access Network Regional African Satellite Communications Organisation Recongurable Blocking Filter Regional Business Manager Regional Bell Operating Company Resolution Bandwidth Routing Control Channel Receiver Receiver Rate Decrease Factor Remote Defect Indication Remote Defect Indication - Line Remote Defect Indication - Path Random Early Detection; Random Early Discard Reference Remote Error Indication Remote Error Indication - Line Remote Error Indication - Path Revision Radio Frequency Request for Comment Request For Final Proposals Radio Frequency Interference; Remote Failure Indication; Request for Information Remote Failure Indication (detected at the line-layer) Remote Failure Indication (detected at the path-layer) Request for Proposal Radio Frequency Transmitter used to describe large antennas with associated receive/transmit equipment Residential Gateway

PV PVC PVR PWB PWM PWR

Q
Q3 QAM QL QMC QoS QPM QPR QPSK QUICC Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) Interface Quadrature Amplitude Modulation Quality Level QUICC Multichannel Controller Quality of Service Quarterly Progress Meeting Quarterly Progress Report Quadrature Phase Shift Keying Quad Integrated Communications Controller Research and Development; Research and Design Relative Humidity

RF RFC RFFP RFI

RFI-L RFI-P RFP RFT

R
R&D R.H.

RG

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RHC RIB RIN RIP RJ RJ-11 RKS RMA RMAN RMI RMS RNR ROADM ROC ROI ROM ROW RPM RPR RR RRB RRO RR-R RR-S RS RS232 RS-E RSOH RSP RSTP RST RSVP RSVP-TE R/W RS-W RT RTC RTI RTN RTO RTOS

Regional Holding Company Routing Information Base Relative Intensity Noise Routing Information Protocol Registered Jack Registered Jack 11 Record Keeping Server Return Material Authorization; Replace Material Authorization Recovery Manager Remote Method Invocation Root Mean Square Not Ready to Receive; Remote Failure Indication Re-congurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer Regional Operations Center Return on Investment Read Only Memory Return OrderWire Revolutions per Minute Resilient Packet Ring Ready to Receive; Reverse Request Reliability Review Board Record Route Object Reverse Request - Ring Reverse Request - Span Regenerator Section; Reed-Solomon Recommended Standard 232 Ring Switch - East Regenerator Section Overhead Route Switch Processor Resilient Spanning Tree Protocol Regenerator Section Terminating Resource Reservation Protocol Resource Reservation Protocol with Trafc Engineering Read/Write Ring Switch - West Remote Terminal; Real Time Real-Time Clock Real-Time Ingest Return (voltage return) Recovery Time Objective Real-Time Operating System

RTP

Routing Table Protocol; Real-Time Transport Protocol; Routine Task Procedure Real Time Streaming Protocol Retrieve Ready to Send; Request to Send; Real Time Operation System Real Time Streaming Protocol Round-trip Time Right to Use Real-Time Variable Bit Rate Trafc Rack Unit Rewind Routing and Wavelength Assignment Receive Receive Line Return to Zero Return to Zero Differential Phase Shift Keying Second Square Foot Signal to Impulse Ratio Signal to Noise Ratio Service-Affecting Signaling ATM Adaptation Layer Product Administration System (AT&T) Storage Area Network Secondary Audio Program Segmentation and Reassembly Switching Address Resolution Protocol Severely Errored Frame and AIS Seconds Software As A Service Standalone Synchronization Serial AT Attachment Satellite Communications Satellite Capacity Synchronization, Alarms, and Telemetry Termination Surface Acoustic Wave frequency band Errored Superblocks Stimulated Brillouin Scattering

RTPS RTRV RTS

RTSP RTT RTU RTVBR RU RW RWA RX Rx Line RZ RZ-DPSK

S
s s.f. S/IMP S/N SA SAAL SABLIME SAN SAP SAR SARP SAS SAAS SASE SATA SATCOM SATT SAW S-band SBLK SBS

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SBV SBW SC SCADA SCC SCCI SCCP S-CDMA SCE SCEP SCF SCM SCN SCP SCPC SCR SCSI SCTE SD SDA SDCC SDF SDH SDI SDL SDLC SDMA SDMH SDP SD-P SD-R SDRAM SD-S

Switched Broadcast Video Signal Bandwidth Service Channel; Square Connector; Shelf Controller Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Serial Communications Controller; Serial Communications Channels Small Computer System Interface Signalling Connection Control Part, part of SS7 Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access Service Creation Environment, IN block Service Creation Environment Point, IN block Service Control Function, IN block Service Channel Modem; Sub-carrier Multiplexing Service Channel Network; Shared Content Network Service Control Point, IN block Single Channel per Carrier Sustainable Cell Rate; Silicon Controlled Rectier Small Computer System Interface Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers Signal Degrade; Signal Detect; Standard Denition System Design Authority Section Data Communications Channel Service Data Function, IN block Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Secure Digital Interface; Serial Digital Interface Synchronous Data Link; Synchronous Delay Line Synchronous Data Link Control Space Domain Multiple Access Severely Degraded Modem Hours Service Data Point, IN block Signal Degrade - Path Signal Degrade - Ring Synchronized Dynamic Random Access Memory Signal Degrade-Span

SDTV SDU SE SEAL SEC SEF SEFS SEFS-S SEM SEMS SerDes SES SES-L SES-LFE SES-P SES-PFE SESR SES-RS SES-S SES-V SES-VFE SETS SF SFD SFF SFO SFP SF-R SF-S SG SGC sh SHx SI SIB SIC SID

Standard Denition Television Service Data Unit Systems Engineer Simple and Efcient Adaptation Layer Secondary Severely Errored Framing Severely Errored Frame Seconds Severely Errored Framing Seconds Section Service Entitlement Manager Severely Errored Multi-frame Seconds Serializer/DeSerializer Severely Errored Seconds Severely Errored Seconds - Line Severely Errored Seconds Line Far End Severely Errored Seconds - Path Severely Errored Seconds Path Far End Severely Errored Second Ratio Severely Errored Seconds Regenerator Section Severely Errored Seconds - Section Severely Errored Seconds - VT Severely Errored Seconds - VT Far End Synchronous Equipment Timing Source Signal Failure; Super Frame Start of Frame Delimiter Small Form Factor (connector) Sync Frequency Offset Small Form-factor Pluggable Signal Failure - Ring Signal Failure - Span Signaling Gateway Signaling Gateway Controller Bourne Shell Shelf Number Serial Interface; Service Independent ; System Integrator Service Independent Building Block, IN block System Integrity Control; Standard Industrial Classication System Identication number; Source Identier

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SIF SIM SIP SITA SLA SLIP SLM SLOSS SLR SM SMAP SMB SMC SMCS SMDS SME SMF SMIR SML SMLR SMM SMON SMOP SMP SMS

SONET Interoperability Forum; Switch Interface FPGA Service Interface Module Session Initiation Protocol Socit Internationale de Tlcommunications Aronautique Service Level Agreement Serial Line Internet Protocol Service Layer Manager Synchronization Loss Service Level Report Single Mode; Switching Module; Shelf Manager Service Management Access Point, IN block Small and Medium Business Serial Management Controllers; Standard Management Committee Short Message Service Center Switched Multimegabit Data Service Small and Medium Enterprise; Short Message Entity Single Mode Fiber Single Mode Intermediate Reach Service Management Layer Single Mode Long Reach Service Mediation Module Switch Monitor Service Method of Procedure Service Management Point, IN block Service Management System, IN block; Service Management Suite; Short Message Service Short Message Service Centre, part of GSM messaging system Surface Mount Technology; Self-Monitoring Task Standalone Multimedia Terminal Adaptor Service Node, IN block Systems Network Architecture Subnetwork Connection; Subnetwork Controller Subnetwork Connection Protection Subnetwork Connection Protection/ Inherent monitoring

SNCP/N SNG SNM SNMP SNP SNR SNTP SOA SOF SOH SOHO SONET SOP SP SPC SPCN SPE SPF SPI SPM SPTP SPVC SQL SR SRAM SRC/DST SRD SRF SRN SRS SRTS SRVEFF

Subnetwork Connection Protection/ Non-intrusive monitoring Satellite News Gathering Switching Network Manager Simple Network Management Protocol Sequence Number Protection Signal-to-Noise Ratio Simple Network Time Protocol Semiconductor Optical Amplier Start of Frame Section Overhead; State of Health Small Ofce/Home Ofce Synchronous Optical Network, US equivalent to SDH Standard Operating Procedure; Service Provider Shelf Processor; Shelf Pump; Service Provider SONET Permanent Circuit Satellite Personal Communications Network Synchronous Payload Envelope Shortest Path First Serial Peripheral Interface; Service Provider Interface Self-Phase Modulation Service Path Termination Point Soft Permanent Virtual Connection; Soft Permanent Virtual Circuit Structured Query Language Short Reach (ber) Static Random Access Memory Source/Destination Software Release Document Specialised Resource Function, IN block Software Release Notice Stimulated Raman Scattering Synchronous Residual Time Stamp Service Affecting (TL1)

SPR/SPRing Shared Protection Ring

SMSC SMT S-MTA SN SNA SNC SNCP SNCP/I

SS/TDMA Satellite Switched Time Division Multiple Access, Intelsat service SS5 SS7 Signaling System 5 Signalling System 7, supported by the ITU-T, also known as CCITT 7

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SSB SSCOP SSCS SSEL SSF SSL SSM SSMF SSP SSPA SST SSTUR SSU ST ST1 ST2 ST3 ST3E ST4 STB STC STE STII (2) STM STM-0 STM-1 STM-16 STM-4 STM-64 STM-n STM-nC STMX STP STS STS-1

Single Sideband Service Specic Connection Oriented Protocol Service-Specic Convergence Sublayer Session Selector Server Signal Failure ; Service Switching Function Secure Sockets Layer Synchronization-Status Messages Standard Single Mode Fiber Service Switching Point, IN block Solid State Power Amplier Secondary Service State Site-Specic Turn-Up Report Synchronization Supply Unit ; Subscriber Terminals Straight Terminus; Straight Tip Stratum 1; Switched T1 Stratum 2 Stratum 3 Stratum 3 Enhanced Stratum 4 (Asynchronous) Set-Top Box Stacking and Timing Card Section Terminating Equipment; Section Terminating Element Type of optical connector Synchronous Transfer Mode, or Module Synchronous Transfer Mode level 0, SDH bit rate = 51.84 Mb/s Synchronous Transfer Mode level 1, SDH bit rate = 155.52 Mb/s Synchronous Transfer Mode level 16, SDH bit rate = 2488.32 Mb/s Synchronous Transfer Mode level 4, SDH bit rate = 622.08 Mb/s Synchronous Transfer Mode level 64, SDH bit rate = 9953.28 Mb/s Synchronous Transport Module n Synchronous Transport Module of level n concatenated SONET/SDH Thin Multiplexer Spanning Tree Protocol; Shielded Twisted Pair Synchronous Transport Signal Synchronous Transport Signal Level 1

STS-3 STS-3c STS-n STS-Nc STS-N-Xv STU

Synchronous Transport Signal Level 3 Synchronous Transport Signal Level 3, concatenated Synchronous Transport Signal n Contiguous Concatenation of N STS-1 SPEs Virtual Concatenation of X STS-N SPEs Secure Telephone Unit; Synchronized, Traceability Unknown; Stratum Traceability Unknown Stratum Traceability UnknownProvisioned Switched Virtual Circuit Switched Virtual Channel Connection Subscription Video on Demand Secure Video Processor Switched Virtual Path Connection Software Split Working Channel Access Software Identier Software ODACS Short Reach as in 1000Base-SX Synchronization Synchronized Input/Output System Log

STU-P SVC SVCC SVOD SVP SVPC SW SWCA SWID SWOD SX SYNC SYNCIO SYSLOG

T
T1 T1 T3 TAC TACACS TACS TADR TAM TAP TARP TAS TB Service or line operation at the DS-1 rate 1.544 Mb/s (US orientated) Digital Carrier System for DS3 Signals Transport Aggregated Circuit; Technical Assistance Center Terminal Access Controller Access Control Systems Total Access Communications Systems (Analogue) Target Address Total Available Market Test Access Port; Technician Access Port Target Identier Address Resolution Protocol Telecommunications Authority of Singapore Terabyte

TADRMAP Target Address Map

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TBD TBOS TBUS TC TCA TCBE TCM TCMO TCP TCP/IP TCTP TD TDEV TDM TDMA TE TEC TED TEI Telco TELR TEO TERM TFT TFTP TG TGCP TGS THEC THz TI TIA TID TIE TIM TIM-S

To Be Determined Telemetry Byte Oriented Serial Protocol Timing Bus Transmission Convergence; Transport Complex; Transport Channel Threshold Crossing Alert; Timing Control and Access Total Corrected Bit Error Trellis Coded Modulation; Transport Channel Members Transport Complex Managed Object Transmission Control Protocol; Trouble Cleaning Procedure Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol Transparent Connection Termination Point Trafc Director Time Deviation Time Division Multiplexing Time Division Multiple Access Terminal Equipment Thermo-Electric Cooler Trafc Engineering Database Terminal Endpoint Identier; Terminal Equipment Identier Telephone Company Talker Echo Loudness Rating Telephone Equipment Order Termination Thin Film Transistor Trivial File Transfer Protocol Timing Generator Trunking Gateway Control Protocol Time Generation System Corrected Type Header Error Correction Code TeraHertz (1012 hertz) Terrestrial Interference Telecommunications Industry Association Target Identication; Terminal Identication Time Interval Error Trace Identier Mismatch; Transmit Intermediate Multiplexer Trace Identier Mismatch - Section

TIRKS TISSA Hz TKIP TL-1 TL-1 CLI TLC TLI TLS TLSR TLV TM IN TMC TML TMN TMO tmout tmper TMUX TNL TNM TOD ToD TOH TOP TOS TP TPFI TQM TR TRIB TRM tRTO TrTOH TS TSA TSD TSE

Trunk Integrated Record Keeping System Time Space Switch Application-Specic Integrated Circuit Hertz Temporal Key Integrity Protocol Transaction Language 1 Transaction Language One, Command Line Interface Transport Logical Connection Transaction Language Command Line Interface Transparent LAN Services Transoceanic Line Switched Ring Type-Length-Value Timing Module; Transaction Manager Intelligent Network Terminal Monitor and Control Telephony Markup Language Telecommunications Management Network Trans Metro Optical (platform) Time Out Time Period Terminal Multiplexer Ethernet Tunneling Transport Network Management Television on Demand Time of Day Transport Overhead Task Oriented Practice; Task Oriented Procedure Type of Service Termination Point Timing Plane Fault Isolation Total Quality Management Technical Reference Tributary Technical Review Meeting TCP Retransmit Timeout Transparent Transport Overhead Time Slot; Time Stamp; Time Synchronization Time Slot Assignment Transport System Division Topology State Element

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TSEL TSF TSG TSI TSR TSX TTE TTL TTP TTTP TU TUG TUG-n TU-n TV TVRO TW TWC TX Tx Line

Transport Selector Transport Signal Failure Timing Signal Generator Time Slot Interchange; Time Switch Interchange Technical Service Representative Time-Space Switch ASIC Transparent Terminal Equipment Transistor Transistor Logic; Time to Live Trail Termination Point Transparent Trail Termination Point Tributary Unit; Transmission Unit Tributary Unit Group Tributary Unit Group, level n Tributary Unit, level n Television Television Receive Only earth station TrueWave ber brand TrueWave Classic ber brand Transmit Transmit Line

UCD UD UDLR UDP UDR UEM UEQ UGC UGS UHD UHF UI UIC UID UITS UL ULH ULSDCC UMTS UNEQ

Upstream Channel Descriptor Unconditional Disconnect Unidirectional Link Routing User Datagram Protocol Unconditional Disconnect Response Universal Equipment Modules Unequipped Universal Gateway Carrier Unsolicited Grant Service Ultra High Density Ultra High Frequency User Interface User Interface Client User Identier Unacknowledged Information Transfer Service Underwriters Laboratories Ultra Long Haul Upper Layer Section Data Communications Channel Universal Mobile Telecommunications System Unequipped Path; Unequipped Unequipped Path Unequipped VT Unbundled Network Elements User Network Interface Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Universal OSS Gateway Ultra Physical Contact; Universal Packet Carrier; Usage Parameter Control Universal Personal Number Universal Plug and Play Uninterrupted Power Supply Unidirectional Path Switched Ring Universal Personal Telecommunications Universal Resource Identier Universal Resource Locator Upstream Universal Serial Bus United States Environmental Protection Agency Universal Time Coordinated; Universal Transport Carrier

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UAE UART UAS UASL UAS-L UAS-LFE UASP UAS-P UAS-PFE UAS-RS UAS-S UAS-V UAS-VFE UAT UB UBR UBRVBR UC UCBE United Arab Emirates Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter Unavailable Seconds Unavailable Second Count-Line Unavailable Seconds - Line Unavailable Seconds - Line Far End Unavailable Second Count-Path Unavailable Seconds - Path Unavailable Seconds - Path Far End Unavailable Seconds - Regenerator Section Unavailable Seconds - Section Unavailable Seconds - VT Unavailable Seconds - VT Far End Unavailable Time Uncorrected Block Undened Bit Rate; Unspecied Bit Rate Unspecied Bit Rate Variable Bit Rate User Channel Uncorrectable Block Error

UNEQ-P UNEQ-V UNEs UNI UNII UOG UPC UPN UPnP UPS UPSR UPT URI URL US USB USEPA UTC

UNI/UNIF User Network Interface

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UTOPIA UTP UV PRI UVC

Universal Test and Operations Physical Interface for ATM Unprotected Termination Point; Unshielded Twisted Pair Ultraviolet Primary Rate Interface Universal Voice Carrier; Universal Video Carrier

VG VGA VHF VLAN VLR VM VME VMM VOA VOD VoIP VOM VOQ VOW VP VPC VPCI VPG VPI VPI/VCI VPL VPLS VPN V-pole VPS VPSP VRRP VSA VSAT VSI VSR VSSP VT VT-100 VTG V-UNI

Virtual Group Variable Gain Amplier Very High Frequency Virtual Local Area Network Very Long Reach Voice Mail; Virtual Memory; Virtual Machine Versa Module Eurocard Voice/Modem Module Variable Optical Attenuator Video on Demand Voice over Internet Protocol Volt-Ohm Meter Virtual Output Queuing Voice Order Wire Virtual Path Virtual Path Connection Virtual Path Connection Identier Virtual Path Group Virtual Path Identier Combined, VPI and VCI identify a connection on an ATM Network Virtual Path Link Virtual Private LAN Service Virtual Private Network Vertical-pole Voice Processing System Virtual Path Switch Protection Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Virtual-Scheduling Algorithm; Vector Signal Analyzer Very Small Aperture Terminal Vendor-Specic Information Very Short Reach Virtual Service Switching Point Virtual Tributary Terminal Emulation System Virtual Tributary Group Virtual User Network Interface

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V PSTN V/A VAC VAD VADSL or VDSL VAP V-band VBI VBR VC VCAT VCC VCG VCI VCL VCM VC-N VC-N-Xc VC-N-Xv VCO VCR VCSEL VCXO VDC VDSL VEC VF VFCU VFTP Voltage Public Switched Telephone Network Video/Audio Voltage Alternating Current Voice Activity Detection Very high speed (Asymmetric) Digital Subscriber Line Virtual Access Partitioning 50/40 GHz Vertical Blanking Interval Variable Bit Rate Virtual Circuit; Virtual Channel; Virtual Container; Virtual Concatenation Virtual Concatenation Virtual Channel Connection Virtual Concatenation Group Virtual Channel Identier Virtual Channel Link Virtual Concatenation-group Member Virtual Container Level N (N=11, 12, 2, 3, 4) Contiguous Concatenation of X Virtual Containers at Level N Virtual Concatenation of X Virtual containers at Level N Voltage Controlled Oscillator Video Cassette Recorder Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator Volts Direct Current Very-high-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line Voice Equivalent Circuit Virtual Fiber; Virtual Facility Voice/FAX Channel Unit Virtual Facility Termination Point

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W WAD WAN Watt; Working Wavelength Add and Drop Wide Area Network

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WB WBS WC WCA WCSS W-DCS WDM WDT WE WECA WEP WFA WFM WFQ WIF WiFi WiMedia WLAN

Working Band; Westbound Work Breakdown Structure Watts per channel Working Channel Access WDM Capable Switching System Wideband Digital Cross-Connect System Wavelength Division Multiplexing Watchdog timer Western Europe Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance Wired Equivalency Privacy Workforce Automation Workforce Management Weighted Fair Queuing Wide Area Network Interface Wireless Fidelity An alliance for Wireless Multimedia Wireless Local Area Network

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ZAC ZWP Zero Administration Client Zero Water Peak

WLL/WiLL Wireless Local Loop, WiLL is also Motorolas WLL product line name WM9 WPA WPS WRED WSS WTO VPN WTR WWN WWW Windows Media Player Version 9 Wireless (WiFi) Protected Access Working/Protect Splitter Weighted Random Early Discard; Weighted Random Early Detection Wavelength Selective Switch World Trade Organisation Virtual Private Network Wait to Restore World Wide Name World Wide Web

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X.25 XC XCVR XDSL XFP XML XMTR XPM Packet Switched Communications Interface Cross Connect Transceiver See DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) 10 Gb/s small form-factor pluggable transceiver Extensible Markup Language Transmitter Cross-Phase Modulation

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