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Nokia Glossary of Mobile Technology

Nokia Glossary of Mobile Technology

Languages: English, German

No. of terms: approximately 200

Description: Nokia, as many other big companies, know about the information need of their visitors and (potential) costumers. One way of helping confused surfers is to offer explanations of basic terms in a glossary. As much as this approach is right as much a pity that Nokia did not think of an easier navigation. A glossary of this size should unfolded by grouping a couple of letters instead of forcing to click through the entire alphabet to gain insight into the scope of this reference work.

I still mention this glossary of “the latest terms and concepts in mobile technology” as there is also its German equivalent. Sometimes a translator is having a hard time to find the right technical term of rather new technologies. Here this glossary pair might come in handy and you may find out that Memory effect stayed more or less without translation (Memory-Effekt in German) and that MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) stays with the same abbreviation in German but is spelled out as Multimedia-Mitteilungsdienst.

Example termMemory effect
A property of a battery that causes it to lose its capacity for full recharging if it is repeatedly recharged before it is completely discharged. Memory effect most commonly occurs with nickel-cadmium batteries. The term derives from the fact that the battery appears to have a memory for the amount of charging it can sustain.

Keywords:  Nokia, Nokia glossary, Telecommunications, Telecommunication Glossary, Mobile Communication, Wireless Communication, Mobile Technology

Status/Quote as: Copyright ©2006 Nokia. All rights reserved.

Ericsson Technologies A-Z

Ericsson Technologies A-Z

Languages: English, German

No. of terms: less than 100

Description: This small glossary explaining technologies in telecommunications is marked by a fine selection of the terms and by a focus on the most prominent ones. A place where you can not get lost and where you will certainly benefit from the straightforward explanations. With links to additional white papers in pdf format. Of great help to freelance translators that are working on a technical paper.

Example term: GMPLS – Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching

Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching is a set of IP-based protocols to enable the automated setup of connections and restoration in the transport networks. GMPLS protocols will deliver functions to support areas such as fast network restoration, bandwidth-on-demand, and differentiated quality of service.

GMPLS is a development of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), a standard that speeds up packet-based switching networks. MPLS packets are switched along a path that is set up using standard IP-routing protocols.

GMPLS extends this technique to optical networks, offering a flexible and dynamic means of handling SDH connections and optical wavelengths.

Keywords: Ericsson, Ericsson Technologies, Telecommunications, Telecommunication Glossary, Mobile Communication, Wireless Communication

Status/Quote as: Ericsson Technologies A-Z © Copyright 1994-2005 Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. All rights reserved.

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