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    crosstalk

    Crosstalk is a disturbance caused by the electric or magnetic fields of one telecommunication signal affecting a signal in an adjacent circuit.  Continue Reading

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    transceiver

    A transceiver is a combination transmitter/receiver in a single package.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    mil

    mil is one of the top-level domain names that can be used when choosing a domain name.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    local loop

    In telephony, a local loop is the wired connection from a telephone company's central office in a locality to its customers' telephones at homes and businesses.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    loading coil

    A loading coil is an induction device placed on a local loop longer than 18,000 feet that carries analog signals.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    K56flex

    Rockwell Corporation's K56flex modem chipset gave users the capability to receive data on ordinary phone lines at 56 Kbps (thousand bits per second).  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    burst

    Burst is a term used in a number of information technology contexts to mean a specific amount of data sent or received in one intermittent operation.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    ITU-T (Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunications Union)

    The ITU-T (for Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunications Union) is the primary international body for fostering cooperative standards for telecommunications equipment and systems.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    demarc (demarcation point)

    A demarc (an abbreviation for demarcation point) marks the point where communications facilities owned by one organization interface with that of another organization.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    single mode fiber

    In optical fiber technology, single mode fiber is optical fiber that is designed for the transmission of a single ray or mode of light as a carrier and is used for long-distance signal transmission.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    set-top box

    A set-top box is a device that enables a television set to become a user interface to the Internet and also enables a television set to receive and decode digital television (DTV) broadcasts.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    slamming

    Slamming is the practice by some U.S. long-distance phone carriers of switching users to their service without the user's knowledge or authorization.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    telco (telephone company)

    In the United States and possibly other countries, "telco" is a short form for telephone company.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    bit rate

    In digital telecommunication, the bit rate is the number of bits that pass a given point in a telecommunication network in a given amount of time, usually a second.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    frequency-division multiplexing (FDM)

    Frequency-division multiplexing (FDM) is a scheme in which numerous signals are combined for transmission on a single communications line or channel.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    fiber optic

    Fiber optic (or "optical fiber") refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light impulses along a glass or plastic wire or fiber.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    optoelectronics

    Optoelectronics is a branch of electronics that overlaps with physics.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    rlogin (remote login)

    Rlogin (remote login) is a UNIX command that allows an authorized user to login to other UNIX machines (hosts) on a network and to interact as if the user were physically at the host computer.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    petabit

    A petabit is one quadrillion (1015) binary digits and is used in discussing possible volumes of data traffic per second in a large telecommunications network.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Bellcore (Bell Communications Research)

    Bellcore (Bell Communications Research) provides certain centralized research and standards coordination for the regional Bell operating companies (RBOC)s.  Continue Reading

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