Network management Definitions

  • T

    telecenter

    A telecenter (US spelling) or telecentre (UK spelling) is a work location usually in a different place than the organization's main office that provides convenient occasional access for telecommuting to work equipment that they don't have at home or on the road.

  • telecom carrier

    A telecom carrier is a company that is authorized by regulatory agencies to operate a telecommunications system.

  • throttled data transfer

    Throttled data transfer, also known as data transfer throttling or lean data transfer, is the deliberate regulation of the data transfer rate in a communications system... (Continued)

  • traffic shaping (packet shaping)

    Traffic shaping, also known as "packet shaping," is the practice of regulating network data transfer to assure a certain level of performance, quality of service (QoS) or return on investment (ROI).

  • triplecast

    A triplecast (TM) is the simultaneous broadcast of a program on television, radio, and an Internet site or channel.

  • U

    universal network

    The "universal network" is the idea of a single network that integrates the existing voice and public telecommunications network (including the Internet), cable TV, data networks, and video broadcast networks so that they work together well.

  • Usenet

    Usenet is a collection of user-submitted notes or messages on various subjects that are posted to servers on a worldwide network.

  • V

    virtual systems management (VSM)

    Virtual systems management (VSM), also known as virtual system management, is the process of remotely managing the allocation and use of resources in conventional networks as well as in virtual area networks (VANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), virtual network computing (VNC) and virtual servers... (Continued)

  • W

    WATS (wide-area telephone service)

    WATS (wide-area telephone service) is a specialized form of fixed-rate long-distance telecommunication service.

  • weighted fair queueing (WFQ)

    Weighted fair queueing (WFQ) is a method of automatically smoothing out the flow of data in packet-switched communication networks by sorting packets to minimize the average latency and prevent exaggerated discrepancies between the transmission efficiency afforded to narrowband versus broadband signals.

  • wire speed

    Wire speed refers to the rate of data transfer a given telecommunication technology provides at the physical wire level.

  • X

    XDMA (Xing Distributed Media Architecture)

    XDMA (Xing Distributed Media Architecture) is a network architecture for multicast streaming media transmissions.

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