• session border controller (SBC)

    A session border controller (SBC) is a dedicated hardware device or software application that governs the manner in which phone calls are initiated, conducted and terminated on a Voice over Interne...

  • femtocell

    A femtocell is a wireless access point that improves cellular reception inside a home or office building. The device, which resembles a wireless router, essentially acts as a VOIP repeater.

  • IPTV (Internet Protocol television)

    IPTV (Internet Protocol television) is a method of distributing television content over IP that enables a more customized and interactive user experience. Among other things, IPTV could allow peop...

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  • session border controller (SBC)

    A session border controller (SBC) is a dedicated hardware device or software application that governs the manner in which phone calls are initiated, conducted and terminated on a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network. Phone calls are referred t... 

  • femtocell

    A femtocell is a wireless access point that improves cellular reception inside a home or office building. The device, which resembles a wireless router, essentially acts as a VOIP repeater. 

  • IPTV (Internet Protocol television)

    IPTV (Internet Protocol television) is a method of distributing television content over IP that enables a more customized and interactive user experience. Among other things, IPTV could allow people who were separated geographically to watch a movie... 

  • WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access)

    WiMAX is a wireless industry coalition whose members organized to advance IEEE 802.16 standards for broadband wireless access (BWA) networks...(Continued) 

  • 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE)

    100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) is a standard in development that will enable the transfer of Ethernet frames at 100 gigabits per second (gp/s). The 100GbE standard is for core switching. A 40GbE standard, in development simultaneously, is designed for... 

  • CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access)

    CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) refers to any of several protocols used in so-called second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) wireless communications...(Continued) 

  • passive optical network (PON)

    A passive optical network (PON) is a system that brings optical fiber cabling and signals all or most of the way to the end user. 

  • Metro Ethernet

    Metro Ethernet is the use of Carrier Ethernet technology in metropolitan area networks (MANs)... (Continued) 

  • Class of Service (CoS)

    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... 

  • traffic engineering

    Traffic engineering is a method of optimizing the performance of a telecommunications network by dynamically analyzing, predicting and regulating the behavior of data transmitted over that network... (Continued) 

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