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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