The communication of facts and ideas depends upon a mutual understanding of terminology. This is particularly true in the rapidly growing field of information technology, where there is a continuing need for a comprehensive source of agreed-upon technical terms and definitions.
This Glossary began as a 5800-entry, search-enabled hypertext telecommunications glossary titled Federal Standard 1037C, Glossary of Telecommunication Terms . Federal Standard 1037C was updated and matured into an American National Standard (ANS): T1.523-2001, Telecom Glossary 2000 , under the aegis of ASC T1. In turn, T1.523-2001 has been revised and redesignated under the ATIS procedures for ANS development as ATIS-0100523.2011, ATIS Telecom Glossary 2011.
Please note that the ATIS Telecommunication Dictionary replaces Telecommunication Glossary.
Example Term: Telecommunications Infrastructure
The organizations, personnel, procedures, facilities, and networks employed to transmit and receive information by electrical or electronic means. Note 1: Telecommunications facilities include, but are not necessarily limited to, terrestrial radio, metallic and optical fiber cables, artificial Earth satellite communications, radio and television stations (traditional broadcast as well as cable and satellite broadcast), public switched telephone network(s), etc. Note 2: Examples of advanced telecommunications infrastructure facilities are direct broadcast satellite (DBS), digital audio broadcasting (DAB), Advanced Digital Television, and the Global Positioning System (GPS), which is used extensively for precise navigation and timing.
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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 term: Memory 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
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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.