Cable Telecommunications Abbreviations and Acronyms

Cable Telecommunications Abbreviations and Acronyms
Cable Telecommunications
Abbreviations and Acronyms
1xRTT
3DES
3DTV
3G
3GPP
4C
5C
A/D
A/D
A/D/A
A/O
A/V
AAA
AAAA
AAC
AACS
ABSBH
AC
AC-3
ACAP
ACK
ACL
ACL
ACM
AD
ADI
ADI
Ad-ID
ADM
ADSL
AES
AF
AGC
AGW
AIS
AM
AM
AMA
AMS
Single Carrier Radio Transmission
Technology
Triple Data Encryption Standard
Three Dimensional Television
3rd Generation
Third Generation Partnership Project
Consortium of Intel, IBM, Matsushita, and
Toshiba
Consortium of Intel, Sony, Matsushita,
Toshiba, and Hitachi
Analog to Digital
Analog to Digital
Analog to Digital to Analog
Additional Outlet
Audio/Video
Authentication, Authorization, and
Accounting
American Association of Advertising
Agencies
Advanced Audio Codec
Advanced Access Content System
Average Busy Season Busy Hour
Alternating Current
Audio Coding Revision 3
Advanced Common Application Platform
Acknowledge
Access Control List
Applications Connection-Less
Adaptive Coding and Modulation
Activity Detection
Asset Distribution Interface
Asynchronous Digital Interface
Advertising-Digital Interface
Add/Drop Multiplexing
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
Advanced Encryption Standard
Assured Forwarding
Automatic Gain Control
Access Gateway
Alarm Indication Signal
Amplitude Modulation
Application Manager
Automatic Message Accounting
Asset Management System
ANA
ANC
ANF
ANP
ANSI
AOD
APD
API
APON
Apps
APSK
ARCNET
ARF
ARIB
ARIN
ARP
ARPU
AS
ASAP
ASCII
ASF
ASF
ASI
AsiaPac
ASIC
ASM
ASP
ASR
ASTB
ASTD
AT
ATA
A-TDMA
ATDMA
ATM
ATSC
ATTN
AUP
AV
AV
Association of National Advertisers
Announcement Controller
Aggregate Noise Factor
Announcement Player
American National Standards Institute
Advertising On Demand
Avalanche Photo Diode
Application Programming Interface
ATM-based Passive Optical Network
Applications
Amplitude Phase Shift Keying
Attached Resource Computer Network
Advertising Research Foundation
Association of Radio Industries and
Businesses
American Registry of Internet Numbers
Address Resolution Protocol
Average Revenue per Unit (or User)
Application Server
As Soon As Possible
American Standard Code for Information
Interchange
Advanced Streaming Format
Advanced Systems Format
Asynchronous Serial Interface
Asia Pacific
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
Asset Management System
Average Selling Price
Access Switch Router
Advanced Set-Top Box
American Society for Training and
Development
Advanced Technology
Advanced Technology Attachment
Advanced Time Division Multiple Access
Asynchronous Time Division Multiple
Access
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
Advanced Television Systems Committee
Attenuator
Acceptable Use Policy
Audio/Video
Audiovisual
AVC
AVI
AWGN
AWT
B2BUA
BA
BAF
BB
BB
BC
BC/NC
BC-BS
BCID
BDF
BDR
BE
BER
BERT
BFS
BGCF
BGP
BICSI
bits/sym
BIU
BMS
BNN
BoD
BOM
BP
BPF
BPI
BPI+
BPL
B-PON
bps
BRAS
BRI
BRI
BRS
BS
BSC
BSS
BTS
BTSC
BTU/hr
BW
C/N
C/N
CA
CA
CA
Advanced Video Coding
Advanced Video Interface
Additive White Gaussian Noise
Abstract Window Toolkit
Back-to-Back User Agent
Behavioral Aggregate
Bellcore AMA Format
Baseband
Broadband
Broadcast
Broadcast/Narrowcast
Backwards-Compatible Broadcast
Services
Billing Correlation Identifier
Broadband Digital Forward
Baseband Digital Reverse
Best Effort
Bit Error Rate
Bit Error Rate Test
Broadcast File System
Breakout Gateway Control Function
Border Gateway Protocol
Building Industry Consulting Services
International
Bits per Symbol
Broadband Interface Unit
Business Management System
Bit-Error-Rate in the Noise Notch
Broadcast on Demand
Bill of Material
Boundary Point
Band-Pass Filter
Baseline Privacy Interface
Baseline Privacy Interface Plus
Broadband over Power Line
Broadband Passive Optical Network
Bits Per Second
Broadband Remote Access Server
Basic Rate Interface
Brand Rating Index
Broadband Radio Service
Broadcast Services
Base Station Controller
Business Support System
Business Telecom Services
Broadcast Television Systems Committee
British Thermal Unit Per Hour
Bandwidth
Carrier to Noise Ratio
Carrier-to-Noise Ratio
Call Agent
Conditional Access
Content Archive
CAB
CAC
CAD
CALA
CALEA
Cable Advertising Bureau
Call Admission Control
Computer Aided Design
Central America and Latin America
Communications Assistance for Law
Enforcement Act
Canitec
Camara Nacional de la Industria
Television por Cable
CapEx
Capital Expenditure
CAPMAN Capacity Management
CAS
Conditional Access Server
CAS
Conditional Access System
CAT5
Category 5
CATV
Community Antenna Television (or Cable
Television)
CB
Citizen Band
CBR
Constant Bit Rate
CBT
Computer Based Testing (or Training)
CCCM
CPE Controlled Cable Modem
CCDF
Complementary Cumulative Distribution
Function
CCI
Content Control Information
CCK
Complimentary Code Keying
CCM
Constant Coding and Modulation
CCS
Centum Call Seconds
CD
Chromatic Dispersion
CD
Compact Disc
CDC
Changed Data Capture
CDC
Connected Device Configuration
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
CDR
Call Detail Record
CD-ROM Compact Disk-Read Only Memory
CE
Consumer Electronics
CE
Customer Equipment
CEA
Consumer Electronics Association
CEBus
Consumer Electronic Bus
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
CEP
Cable Entry Point
CER
Codeword Error Ratio
CES
Circuit Emulation Service
CFO
Chief Financial Officer
CH
CableHome™
CH
CableHome™ Host
Ch
Channel
CIFS
Common Internet File System
CIM
Common Information Model
CINIT
Centro de Investigacion e Innovacion en
Telecomunicaciones (CINIT)
CIR
Committed Information Rate
CLASS
Custom Local Area Signaling Services
CLDC
Connection Limited Device Configuration
CLE
Customer Located Equipment
CLEC
Competitive Local Exchange Carrier
CLI
CLI
CLR
CLV
CM
CMCI
Command Line Interface
Cumulative Leakage Index
Common Language Run-time
Consumer Lifetime Value
Cable Modem
CM (Cable Modem) To CPE (Customer
Premises Equipment) Interface
CMLA
Content Management License
Administrator
CMOS
Complimentary Metal-Oxide
Semiconductor
CMS
Call Management Server
CMTS
Cable Modem Termination System
CNIR
Carrier-to-Noise/Ingress Ratio
CNR
Carrier-to-Noise Ratio
CO
Central Office
CODEC
Coder/Decoder
COLD
Central Office Layout Design
COPS
Common Open Policy Service
CORBA
Common Object Request Broker
Architecture
CoS
Class of Service
COT
Central Office Terminal
CP
Copy Protection
CPD
Common Path Distortion
CPE
Customer Premises Equipment
CPM
Cost per Thousand Impressions
CPPM
Copy Protection for Prerecorded Media
CPRM
Content Protection for Recordable Media
CPTWG Copy Protection Technical Working Group
CPU
Central Processing Unit
CQoS
CableHome™ Quality of Service
CQP
CableHome™ QoS Portal
CRA
Contention Resolution Algorithm
CRG
CableHome™ Residential Gateway
CRL
Certificate Revocation List
CR-LDP Constraint-based Label Distribution
Protocol
CRM
Customer Relationship Management
CSCF
Call State Control Function
CSH
Central Switch Homerun
CSMA/CA Carrier Sense Multiple Access with
Collision Avoidance
CSMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access with
Collision Detection
CSO
Composite Second Order
CSR
Customer Service Representative
CS-RZ
Carrier-Suppressed Return-to-Zero
CSS
Content Scrambling System
CSV
Comma Separated Value
CTAM
Cable & Telecommunications Association
for Marketing
CTB
Composite Triple Beat
CTIA
Cellular Telecommunications and Internet
Association
CTO
Chief Technology Officer
CW
Codeword
CW
Continuous Wave
CWDM
Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing
CWM
Common Warehouse Metamodel
D&B
Dun and Bradstreet
DA
Destination Address
DAC
Digital Addressable Controller
DARPA
Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency
DAS
Direct Attached Storage
DAT
Digital Audio Tape
DAT
DOCSIS® Set-top Gateway Address Table
DAVIC
Digital Audio Visual Council
dB
Decibel
dBc
Decibel Referenced to the Carrier
dBm
Decibel milliwatt
dBmV
Decibel milliVolt
DBPSK
Differential Binary Phase Shift Keying
DBS
Direct Broadcast Satellite
DC
Direct Current
DC
Dispersion Compensator
DCA
Digital Cable Application
D-CAPMAN
Dynamic Capacity Management
DCC
Data Communication Channel
DCC
Dynamic Channel Change
DCD
Disconnection Delay
DCD
Downstream Channel Descriptor
DCF
Dispersion Compensating Fiber
DCM
Dispersion Compensation Module
DCP
Device Control Protocol
DCR
Digital Cable Ready
DCS
Digital Cross-connect System
DCT
Digital Communications (Cable) Terminal
DCT
Discrete Cosine Transform
DE
Default
DeCSS
Defeat Content Scrambling System
DENI
Digital Entertainment Networking Initiative
DES
Data Encryption Standard
DF
Delivery Function
DFAST
Dynamic Feedback Arrangement
Scrambling Technique
DFB
Distributed Feedback
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DHEI
DigiCable Headend Expansion Interface
DHWG
Digital Home Working Group
DiffServ
Differentiated Services
Div
Division
DIX
DEC-Intel-Xerox
DLCI
Data Link Connection Identifier
DLL
Data Link Layer
DLNA
DM
DM
DMA
DMC
DMCA
DMH
DML
Digital Living Network Alliance
Degraded Modem
Dispersion Mitigation
Designated Marketing Area
Dual Modem Cards
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Degraded Modem Hours
Direct Modulated Distributed Feedback
Laser
DNCS
Digital Network Control System
DNS
Domain Name System
DOCSDIAG DOCSIS Diagnostic Program
DOCSIS® Data-Over-Cable Service Interface
Specifications
DOCSIS®-RFI DOCSIS® Radio Frequency Interface
DoD
Department of Defense
DoS
Denial of Service
DPI
Digital Program Insertion
DPON
Deep-Fiber Passive Optical Network
DPSK
Differential Phase Shift Keying
DPT
Dynamic Packet Transport
DQoS
Dynamic Quality of Service
DQPSK
Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying
DRAM
Dynamic Random Access Memory
DRM
Digital Rights Management
DS
Downstream
DS0
Digital Signal 0 (zero)
DSA
Dynamic Service Addition
DSCP
Differentiated Service Code Point
DSG
DOCSIS® Set-top Gateway
DSL
Digital Subscriber Line
DSLAM
Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
DSM
Digital Storage Media, DNCS Session
Manager
DSM-CC UN Digital Storage Media Command and
Control User-to-Network
DSM-CC Digital Storage Medium Command and
Control
DSP
Digital Signal Processing
DSP
Digital Signal Processor
DSSS
Direct Sequencing Spread Spectrum
DSTB
Digital Set-top Box
DS-x
Digital Signal (level)
DSx
Dynamic Service Change
DTCP
Digital Transmission Content Protection
DTCP/5C Digital Transmission Content Protection/5
Companies
DTD
Dial Tone Delay
DTH
Direct To Home
DTMF
Dual Tone Multi-frequency
DTV
Digital Television
DUN
Dial-Up Networking
DUT
Device Under Test
DVB
DVB-ASI
Digital Video Broadcast
DVB (Digital Video Broadcast)
Asynchronous Serial Interface
DVB-DSNG DVB (Digital Video Broadcast) Digital
Satellite News Gathering
DVB-RCS DVB (Digital Video Broadcast) Return
Channel via Satellite
DVB-S
DVB (Digital Video Broadcast) Standard
DVD
Digital Versatile Disc
DVD+R
Recordable Digital Versatile Disc
DVD+RW Rewritable Digital Versatile Disc
DVDCCA Digital Versatile Disc Copy Control
Association
DVI
Display Visual Interface
DVR
Digital Video Recorder
DVS
Digital Video Standard
DVS
Digital Video Subcommittee
DWDM
Dense Wavelength Division Multiplex
EA-DFB Electro-Absorption Modulator Integrated
Distributed Feedback Laser
EAP
Extensible Authentication Protocol
EAS
Emergency Alert System
EBITDA
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes,
Depreciation, and Amortization
eCM
Embedded Cable Modem
ECR
Efficient Consumer Response
ECR
Engineering Change Request
EDC
Electronic Dispersion Compensator
EDFA
Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier
EDGE
Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution
eDOCSIS™ Embedded Data-Over-Cable Service
Interface Specifications
EF
Expedited Forwarding
EFM
Ethernet in the First Mile
EFMS
Error Free Milliseconds
EFS
Error Free Seconds
EHDR
Extended Header
EIA
Electronics Industry Association
EIC
Entertainment, Information, and
Communications
EIR
Excess Information Rate
EIRP
Effective Isotropic Radiated Power
EIS/SCS Event Information Scheduler/SimulCrypt
Synchronizer
ELA
Ethernet Line Aggregation
E-LSP
EXP-Inferred-PSC Label Switch Path
EM
Element Manager
EMEA
Europe, Middle East and Asia
EMI
Electro-Magnetic Interference
EML
Externally Modulated Laser
EMM
Entitlement Management Message
EMS
Element Management System
eMTA
Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter
ENUM
E-O
EoD
EoS
EP
EPG
EPL
EPON
EPRI
EQAM
ER
ERIM
ERM
ES
ESC
ESCON
ESF
ESM
ESP
ETSI
ETTH
ETTx
EVC
EVDO
EvDO
EV-DO
EVM
EVPL
EVPLAN
EXC
EX-MOD
EXP
FastE
FBI
FC
FC-AL
FCC
FCP
FCRC
FDD
FDDI
FE
FEC
FEC
FF
FFT
FGPS
FHCS
FICON
Electronic Numbering
Electrical-Optical
Everything on Demand
Ethernet over SONET
End Point
Electronic Program Guide
Ethernet Private Line
Ethernet Passive Optical Network
Electric Power Research Institute
Edge QAM
Edge Router
Erasmus Research Institute of
Management
Edge Resource Manager
Errored Seconds
Embedded Signaling Channel
Enterprise System Connection
Extended SuperFrame
EOD Server Manager
Encapsulating Security Payload
European Telecommunications Standards
Institute
Ethernet To The Home
Ethernet To The x (end point)
Ethernet Virtual Circuit
Evolution-Data Only
Evolution-Data Only
Evolution-Data Only
Error Vector Magnitude
Ethernet Virtual Private Line
Ethernet Virtual Private Local Area
Network
Electronic Cross Connect
Externally Modulated
Experimental
Fast Ethernet
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Fibre Channel
Fiber Channel – Arbitrated Loop
Federal Communications Commission
Fibre Channel Protocol
Fragment Cyclic Redundancy Check
Frequency Division Duplexed
Fiber Distributed Data Interface
Fast Ethernet
Forward Error Correction
Forwarding Equivalence Class
Fast Forward
Fast Fourier Transform
FEC, Guard time, Preamble, Stuffing
bytes
Fragment Header Check Sequence
Fiber Connection
FIFO
FLR
FM
FN
FOADM
FOD
FOSC
FP
FQDN
FR
FRAG
FS-CWDM
FSN
FSO
FTP
FTTB
FTTC
FTTH
FTTN
FTTP
FTTU
FTTx
FW
FWM
FXS
G2B
GaAs
GARP
GB
Gb/s
GB/s
GbE
GBIC
Gbps
Gbps
GC
GDV
GE
GEM
GFP
GFP-F
GFP-T
GFP-T
GGSN
GHz
GigE
GIGO
GIS
GMPLS
GNT
GOP
First In, First Out
Frame Loss Ratio
Frequency Modulation
Fiber Node
Fixed Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer
Free on Demand
Fiber Optic Splice Closure
Fabry-Perot
Fully Qualified Domain Name
Frame Relay
Fragmentation
Full Spectrum - Coarse Wave Division
Multiplexing
Full Service Network
Free Space Optical
File Transfer Protocol
Fiber to the Business
Fiber to the Curb
Fiber to the Home
Fiber to the Node
Fiber to the Premises
Fiber to the User
Fiber to the (endpoint)
Firewall
Four-Wave Mixing
Foreign eXchange Station
Go2BroadbandSM
Gallium Arsenide
Generic Attribute Registration Protocol
Gigabyte
Gigabit per Second
Gigabits per Second
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Interface Converter
Gigabits per Second
Gigabits per Second
Gateway Controller
Group Delay Variation
Gigabit Ethernet
Globally Executable MHP
Generalized Framing Procedure
Generic Framing Procedure-Framed
Generic Framing Procedure-Transparent
Transparent Generalized Framing
Procedure
Gateway GPRS Support Node
Gigahertz
Gigabit Ethernet
Garbage In, Garbage Out
Geographic Information System
Generalized MultiProtocol Label Switching
Grant
Group of Pictures
G-PON
GPRS
GPS
GQoS
GR
GRE
GRM
GS
GSRM
GTP
GUI
GVRP
GW
GWC
H&S
HAN
HAVi
HCRP
HCS
HD
HD
HDBH
HDCP
HDD
HDLC
HDMI
HD-PLC
Gigabit Passive Optical Network
General Packet Radio Service
Global Positioning Satellite
Generic Quality of Service
Generic Requirement
Generic Routing Encapsulation
Global Resource Manager
Global Server
Global System Resource Manager
GPRS Tunneling Protocol
Graphical User Interface
GARP VLAN Registration Protocol
Gateway
Gateway Controller
Hub and Spoke
Home Area Network
Home Audio Video Interoperability
Hard Copy Cable Replacement
Header Check Sequence
Hardware
High Definition
High-Day Busy Hour
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
Hard Disk Drive
High-Level Data Link Control
High Definition Multimedia Interface
High Definition-ready Powerline
Communications
HDR
Header
HDT
Host Digital Terminal
HDTV
High Definition Television
HDVOD
High-Definition Video on Demand
HE
Headend
HEC
Headend Controller
HEM
Headend Modem
HFC
Hybrid Fiber/Coax
HGW
Home Gateway
HHP
Households Passed
Hi-PHY
High Performance Physical Layer
HIT
Headend Interface Terminal
HITS
Headend In The Sky
HMS
Headend Management System
HMS
Home Media Server
HMS
Hybrid Management Sub-layer
HN
Home Network
HNv1
Home Networking Version 1
HOD
HBO On Demand
HOM
High-Order Modulation
HomePNA™ Home Phoneline Networking Alliance
HP
Homes Passed
HPF
High Pass Filter
HPNA
Home Phoneline Networking Alliance
HPOV
Hewlitt Packard Open View
HQ
HSA
HSD
HSDPA
HSI
HSP
HSS
HTML
HTPC
HTTP
HVAC
I/O
IAG
IAMS
IANA
IB
ICB
ICMP
ICO
i-CSCF
ID
IDE
iDEN
IDS
IDT
IEC
IEEE
IETF
IF
IFC
IGMP
IGP
IKE
ILEC
ILMI
IM
IMD
IMS
INA
I-NET
IntServ
IP
IPAT
IPCDN
IPDR
IPDT
IPG
IPG
IPMP
IPPV
IPSec
High Quality
High Speed Access
High Speed Data
High Speed Downlink Packet Access
High-Speed Internet
Headset Profile
Home Subscriber Server
HyperText Markup Language
Home Theatre Personal Computer
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Input/Output
Interactive Advertising Guidelines
Intelligent Asset Management System
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
In-Band
Independent Customer Builds
Internet Control Message Protocol
Incumbent Cable Operator
Interrogating-Call State Control Function
Identifier
Integrated Device Electronics
integrated Digital Enhanced Network
Intrusion Detection System
Integrated Digital Terminal
International Electrotechnical Commission
Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers
Internet Engineering Task Force
Intermediate Frequency
Initial First Cost
Internet Group Multicast Protocol
Interior Gateway Protocol
Internet Key Exchange
Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier
Interim Link Management Interface
Instant Messaging
Intermodulation Distortion
IP Multimedia Subsystem
Interactive Network Adaptor
Institutional Network
Integrated Services
Internet Protocol
Internet Protocol Access Terminal
IP over Cable Data Network
Internet Protocol Detail Record
Internet Protocol Digital Terminal
Interactive Program Guide
Inter-Packet Gap
Intellectual Property Management and
Protection
Impulse Pay per View
Internet Protocol Security
IPTA
IPTV
IPv4
IR
IRD
IRI
IRR
IRT
IS
ISA
iSCSI
ISDN
ISI
IS-IS
ISM
ISMS
ISO
ISP
ISP
ISTP
ISUP
ISV
IT
ITA
ITU
ITU-T
iTV
IUC
IVR
IWF
IWF
IXC
J2ME
JCP
JMF
JNI
JPEG
JSR
JTA
JVM
JVT
k
kb/s
kbps
KDC
KDCF
kHz
km
Internet Protocol Transport Agreement
Internet Protocol Television
Internet Protocol version 4
Infrared
Integrated Receiver/Decoder
Industrial Reporting Inc
Internal Rate of Return
Integrated Receiver/Transcoder
Information Systems
Interactive Service Architecture
Internet Small Computer System Interface
Integrated Services Digital Network
Inter-Symbol Interference
Intermediate System-to-Intermediate
System
Industrial Scientific Medical
Integrated Service Management System
International Organization for
Standardization
Inside Plant
Internet Service Provider
Internet Signaling Transport Protocol
Integrated Services Digital Network User
Part
Independent Software Vendor
Information Technology
Interactive Television Association
International Telecommunications Union
International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization
Sector
Interactive Television
Interval Usage Code
Interactive Voice Response
Internetworking Function
InterWorking Function
Interexchange Carrier
Java2 MicroEdition
Java Community Process
Java Medium Framework
Java Native Interface
Joint Photographic Experts Group
Java Specification Request
Job Task Analysis
Java Virtual Machine
Java Vision Toolkit
Kilo = 1000
Kilobits per Second
Kilobits per Second
Key Distribution Center
Korea Digital Cable Forum
Kilohertz
Kilometer
KSA
ksym/s
ksym/sec
KTTA
kVA
kW
l
L2
L2TP
LAN
LATA
LC
LCAS
LCC
LCP
LCS
LD
LDAP
LDP
LDPC
LDS
LEC
LED
LEN
LER
LFA
LLC
L-LSP
LMDS
LMI
LMP
LNB
LNP
LO
LOADM
LOS
LOS
LovSAN
LPCM
LRU
LSB
LSP
LSP
LSR
LTS
LVI
LWP
M/U
M3UA
MAC
MAN
MAP
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Kilosymbols Per Second
Kilosymbols Per Second
Korean Telecommunications Technology
Association
1000 Volt Amperes
Kilowatt
Current
Level 2
Layer-2 Tunneling Protocol
Local Area Network
Local Access and Transport Area
Local Convergence
Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme
Life-Cycle Cost
Local Convergence Point
Line Code Signaling
Long Distance
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
Label Distribution Protocol
Low Density Parity Check
Local Digital Switch
Local Exchange Carrier
Light Emitting Diode
Length
Label Edge Router
Long Format Advertising
Logical Link Control
Label-Only-Inferred-PSC LSP
Local Multipoint Distribution Service
Link Management Interface
Link Management Protocol
Low Noise Block-downconverter
Local Number Portability
Local Origination
Lightweight Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer
Line Of Sight
Loss of Signal
a.k.a The Blaster Worm
Linear Pulse Code Modulation
Least Recently Used
Least Significant Byte
Label Switched Path
Legacy Set-top Profile
Label Switch Router
Long Term Storage
Low Voltage Integrator
Low Water Peak
Modulator/Upconverter
MTP-3 User Adaptation
Media Access Control
Metropolitan Area Network
Main Audio Program
MAS
Mb/s
MB/s
Mbaud
Mbits/sec
Mbps
MBps
MBS
M-CMTS
MPEG-Aware Switch
Megabits per Second
Megabytes per Second
Megabaud
Megabits per Second
Megabits per Second
MegaByte per Second
Mission Bit Stream
Modular Cable Modem Termination
System
MCTF
Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering
MD5
Message-Digest Algorithm
MDA
Model Driven Architecture
MDR
Mobile Digital Recorder
MDU
Multiple Dwelling Unit
mDVR
Multi-TV Digital Video Recorder
MEMS
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
MEN
Metro Ethernet Network
MER
Modulation Error Ratio
MF
Multifield
MF
Multifrequency
MG
Media Gateway
MGC
Media Gateway Controller
MGCF
Media Gateway Control Function
MGCP
Media Gateway Control Protocol
MHP
Multimedia Home Platform
MHz
Megahertz
MIB
Management Information Base
MIDP
Mobile Information Device Profile
MIMO
Multiple Input, Multiple Output
MIP
Mobile IP
ML/MP
Main Level/Main Profile
MM
Multimedia
MMI
Man Machine Interface
MOCA
Multimedia Over Coax Alliance
MOD
Movies on Demand
MOF
Meta Object Facility
MOS
Mean Opinion Score
MP
Media Player
MP3
MPEG-2 Layer 3
MPBGP
MultiProtocol Border Gateway Protocol
MPC
Media Player Controller
MPEG
Moving Pictures Expert Group
MPEG-TS Moving Pictures Expert Group Transport
Stream
MPLS
Multiprotocol Label Switching
MPTS
Multiple Program Transport Stream
MPTS-TE MPLS – Traffic Engineering
MQ
Medium Quality
M-QAM
M-ary Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
MRTG
Multi Router Traffic Grapher
MS
Master Server
ms
Millisecond
MSA300
MSB
MSC
msec
MSFT
MSO
MSPP
Msps
MTA
MTBF
MTP-3
MTTF
MTTR
MTTU
MUX
MVNO
MVoD
MZ
NAP
NAPT
NAS
NAT
NBC-BS
Standard 10 Gigabit Ethernet Connector
Most Significant Byte
Mobile Switching Center
Millisecond
Microsoft Corporation
Multiple System Operator
Multi-Service Provisioning Platform
Mega-Symbols per Second
Multimedia Terminal Adapter
Mean Time Between Failures
Message Transfer Part Level 3
Mean-Time-To-Failure
Mean Time To Repair
Mean Time to Understand
Multiplexer
Mobile Virtual Network Operator
Mobile Video on Demand
Mach-Zehnder
Network Access Point
Network Address and Protocol Translation
Network Attached Storage
Network Address Translation
Non Backwards-Compatible Broadcast
Services
NBI
Northbound Interface
NCM
Next Century Media
NCS
Network-based Call Signaling
NCTA
National Cable & Telecommunications
Association
NDA
Non-Disclosure Agreement
NDE
Network Dimensioning Engine
NDMH
Non-Degraded Modem Hours
NDVR
Network Digital Video Recording
NE
Network Element
NEBS
Network Equipment Building System
NEMA
National Electrical Manufactures
Association
NEMS
Network Element Management System
NETBIOS Network Version of Basic Input/Output
System
NF
Noise Figure
NFS
Network File System
NG-L1
Next Generation Layer 1
NGNA
Next Generation Network Architecture
NGO
Non-Government Organization
ngOSS
Next Generation Operations Support
System
ng-SONET Next Generation Synchronous Optical
NETwork
NI
Network Interface
NIC
Network Interface Card
NID
Network Interface Device
NIS
Network Infrastructure Solutions
NIST
National Institute of Standards and
Technology
NIU
Network Interface Unit
NLOS
Non-Line of Sight
nm
Nanometer
NmAccess Network Management Access
NMS
Network Management System
NNOC
National Network Operations Center
NNTP
Network News Transfer Protocol
NOC
Network Operations Center
NPR
Noise Power Ratio
nPVR
Network-based Personal Video Recorder
NRSS
National Renewable Security Standard
nRTP
Non Real-time Transport Protocol
nrtPS
Non-Real Time Polling Service
NRZ
NonReturn to Zero
ns
Nanosecond
NSI
Network Side Interface
NTS
Near Term Storage
NTSC
National Television System Committee
NVM
Non-Volatile Memory
NVOD
Near Video on Demand
NW
Network
O/E
Optical Signal-to-Electrical Signal
conversion
OADM
Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer
OAM
Operations, Administration, and
Maintenance
OAM&P
Operations, Administration, Maintenance
and Provisioning
OCAP
OpenCable™ Application Platform
OC-CC
OpenCable™ CableCARD™
OC-CFR OpenCable™ - Core Functional
Requirements
OCn
Optical Carrier (level)
OCSP
Online Certificate Status Protocol
OCST
Office of Cable Signal Theft
OC-x
Optical Carrier (level)
ODA
Outlet Digital Adapter
ODRL
Open Digital Rights Language
OE
Optical Ethernet
O-E
Optical-Electrical
OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer
O-E-O
Optical-to-Electrical-to-Optical
OEPL
Optical Ethernet Private Line
OEPLAN Optical Ethernet Private Local Area
Network
OEVPL
Optical Ethernet Virtual Private Line
OEVPLAN Optical Ethernet Virtual Private Local Area
Network
OFC
Optical Fiber Communication
OFDM
Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing
OH
OIU
OJT
OLT
OLT
OMA
OMG
ONDS
ONT
OOB
OOK
OOO
OpEx
ORX
OS
OSC
OSGi
OSI
OSMINE
OSNR
OSP
OSPF
OSS
OSSI
OSW
OTDR
OTN
OTN
OTU-N
OTX
OUI
OWG
OXC
P2P
PAN
PAR
PARM
PAT
PBIA
PBP
PBR
PBX
PC
PCI
PCM
PCMCIA
PCMM
PCR
PCR
PCS
PDA
Overhead
Organizationally Unique Identifier
On-The-Job Training
Optical Line Terminal
Optical Line Termination
Open Mobile Alliance
Object Management Group
Optical Node Distribution Switch
Optical Network Termination
Out-of-Band
On-Off-Keying
Optical-Optical-Optical
Operations Expenditure
Optical Receiver
Operating System
Optical Supervisory Channel
Open Services Gateway Initiative
Open Systems Interconnect
Operations Systems Modification for the
Integration of Network Elements
Optical Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Outside Plant
Open Shortest Path First
Operational Support System
OSS Interface
Optical Switch
Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
Optical Transition Node
Optical Transport Network
Optical Transport Unit
Optical Transmitter
Organizationally Unique Identifier
OnRamp Working Group
Optical Cross Connect
Peer to Peer
Personal Area Network
Project Authorization Request
Parameter
Program Association Table
Personal Broadband Industry Association
Personal Basis Profile
Policy Based Routing
Private Branch Exchange
Personal Computer
Peripheral Connect Interface
Pulse Code Modulation
Personal Computer Memory Card
Interface Adaptor
PacketCable™ Multimedia
Peak Cell Rate
Program Clock Reference
Personal Communications System
Personal Digital Assistant
PDD
PDF
PDF
PDH
PDI
PDL
PDP
PDU
PDW
PEG
PEP
PER
PESQ
PHB
PHS
PHY
PID
PID
PIM-SM
PIN
PIN
PKI
PKT
PL
PLC
PLC
PLT
PM
PMD
PMT
PO
POD
POH
PON
POP
POP3
POS
POTS
PPD
PPP
PPPoA
PPPoE
PPT
PPTP
PPV
PRBS
PRBS
PRI
PRM
PRNG
PRV
PS
Post-dial Delay
Policy Distribution Function
Probability Density Function
Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy
Path Defect Indicator
Polarization Dependent Loss
Policy Decision Point
Protocol Data Unit
Polarization Dependent Wavelength
Public, Education, Government
Policy Enforcement Point
Packet Error Rate
Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality
Per-hop Behavior
Payload Header Suppression
Physical (layer)
Packet Identifier
Program Identifier
Protocol Independent Multicast Protocol –
Sparse Mode
Positive-Intrinsic-Negative
Personal Identification Number
Public Key Infrastructure
Packet
Packet Loss
Packet Loss Concealment
Powerline Communications
Powerline Telecommunications
Performance Monitoring
Polarization Mode Dispersion
Program Map Table
Purchase Order
Point of Deployment
Path Overhead
Passive Optical Network
Point Of Presence
Post Office Protocol 3
Packet Over SONET
Plain Old Telephone Service
Post-pickup Delay
Point-to-Point Protocol
PPP over ATM
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
Power Passing Tap
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
Pay per View
Pseudo-Random Binary Sequence
Pseudo-Random Bits Stream
Primary Rate Interface
Polarization Recovery Module
Pseudo Random Number Generators
Privacy
Policy Server
PS
PS
PS
PSA
PSI
PSIP
PSK
PSP
PSP
PSQ
PSQM
PSTN
PTS
PTT
PTV
PVC
PVC
PVR
PWE3
QAM
QBP
QCC
QCS
QEF
QFM
QoE
QOS
QPSK
R&D
R.H.
RADIUS
RAID
RAM
RAN
RAN
RAP
RAP
RBOC
RBW
RCA
RCV
RDI
REL
REQ
ResApp
RF
RFC
RFP
RG
RIAA
RIN
Portal Services
Power Supply
Provisioning Server
PacketCable Service Agreement
Program Specific Information
Program and System Information Protocol
Phase Shift Keying
Packet Streaming Protocol
Packet Success Probability
Packet Streaming Queue
Perceptual Speech Quality Measurement
Public Switched Telephone Network
Program Transport Stream
Postal, Telegraph and Telephone
PowerTV
Permanent Virtual Circuit
Private Virtual Circuit
Personal Video Recorder
Pseudo-Wire End-to-End Working Group
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QoS Boundary Point
QoS Characteristics Management Client
QoS Characteristics Management Server
Quasi-Error Free
QoS prioritized Forwarding and Media
Access
Quality of Experience
Quality of Service
Quadrature Phase Shift Keying
Research and Development
Relative Humidity
Remote Authentication Dial-in User
Service
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Random Access Memory
Radio Access Network
Regional Area Network
Regional Access Point
Resource Allocation Protocol
Regional Bell Operating Company
Resolution Bandwidth
Root Cause Analysis
Receiver
Remote Defect Indicator
Rights Expression Language
Request
Resident Application
Radio Frequency
Request for Comment
Request for Proposal
Residential Gateway
Recording Industry Association of America
Relative Intensity Noise
RIP
RJ
RKS
RM
RMS
RNOC
RO
ROADM
Routing Information Protocol
Registered Jack
Record Keeping Server
Resource Manager
Root Mean Square
Regional Network Operations Center
Read Only
Re-configurable Optical Add/Drop
Multiplexing
ROAP
Rights Object Acquisition Protocol
ROB
Return on Bandwidth
ROI
Return on Investment
ROM
Read Only Memory
RPD
Return Path Demodulator
RPM
Revolutions per Minute
RPR
Resilient Packet Ring
RS
Reed-Solomon
RSA
Reed-Solomon Association
RSVP
Resource reSerVation Protocol
RSVP-TE Resource Reservation Protocol with
Traffic Engineering
RT
Real Time
RTI
Real Time Ingest
RTN
Regional Transport Network
RTOS
Real Time Operating System
RTP
Real-time Transport Protocol
RTPS
Real Time Polling Service
RTSP
Real Time Streaming Protocol
RTT
Round-trip Time
RU
Rack Unit
RW
Rewind
RX
Receiver
RZ
Return to Zero
RZ-DPSK Return to Zero Differential Phase Shift
keying
s.f.
Square Foot
S/I
Signal-to-Interference Ratio
S/IMP
Signal-to-Impulse Ratio
S/N
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
SAG
Synthetic Analog Gateway
SAN
Storage Area Network
SAP
Secondary Audio Program
SAP
Service Access Point
SARA
Scientific-Atlanta Resident Application
SATA
Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
SAW
Surface Acoustic Wave
SB
Switched Broadcast
SBC
Switched Broadcast Client
SBM
Switched Broadcast Manager
SBS
Stimulated Brilliouin Scattering
SBS
Switched Broadcast Server
SBV
Switched Broadcast Video
SBW
Signal Bandwidth
SC/APC
SCADA
S-CDMA
SCM
SCM
SCMS
SCN
SCN
SCO
SCP
SCR
s-CSCF
SCSI
SCTE
SD
SDB
SDH
SDI
SDIO
SDK
SDMH
SDMI
SDP
SDRAM
SDTV
SDVOD
SERDES
SES
SF
SF
SFID
SFP
SG
SG
SGC
SHDB
SI
SIC
SID
SIP
SLA
SLC
SLIC
SLM
SM
SMB
SME
SMF
Standard Connector/ Angled Physical
Contact
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
Synchronous Code Division Multiple
Access
Stored Content Manager
Sub-Carrier Multiplexing
Serial Copy Management System
Service Class Name
Shared Content Network
Synchronous Connection Oriented
Service Control Platform
Silicon Controlled Rectifier
Serving-Call State Control Function
Small Computer System Interface
Society of Cable Telecommunications
Engineers
Standard Definition
Switched Digital Broadcast
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
Secure Digital Interface
Secure Digital Input/Output
Software Development Kit
Severely Degraded Modem Hours
Secure Digital Music Initiative
Session Description Protocol
Synchronous Direct Random Access
Memory
Standard Definition Television
Standard Definition Video-on-Demand
Serializer/Deserializer
Severely Errored Seconds
Service Flow
SuperFrame
Service Flow Identifier
Small Form-factor Pluggable
Service Group
Signaling Gateway
Signaling Gateway Controller
Switched High-Definition Digital Broadcast
System Information
Standard Industrial Classification
Service Identifier
Session Initiation Protocol
Service Level Agreement
Shorten Last Codeword
Subscriber Line Interface Card
Signal Level Meter
Single Mode
Small and Medium Business
Small and Medium Enterprise
Single Mode Fiber
SMPTE
SMS
S-MTA
SMTP
SNG
SNMP
SNR
SOA
SOAP
SOH
SOHO
SONET
SP
SPDIF
SPE
SPM
SPP
SPTS
SQL
SR
SRM
SRM
SRS
SRTP
SS7
SSB
SSH
SSL
SSM
SSMF
STB
STG
STL
STM
STP
STS
STT
STUN
SU
SUT
SVOD
SVP
SW
SX
SYNC
SYSLOG
T1
TB
TBD
Society of Motion Picture and Television
Engineers
Service Management System
Standalone Multimedia Terminal Adaptor
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Satellite News Gathering
Simple Network Management Protocol
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Semiconductor Optical Amplifier
Simple Object Access Protocol
State of Health
Small Office/Home Office
Synchronous Optical Network
Service Provider
Sony/Philips Digital Interface
Synchronous Payload Envelope
Self phase modulation
Serial Port Profile
Single Program Transport Stream
Structured Query Language
Switch Router
Session Resource Manager
System Resource Manager
Stimulated Raman Scattering
Secure Real-time Transport Protocol
Signaling System number 7
Single Sideband
Secure Shell
Secure Sockets Layer
Source Specific Multicast
Standard Single Mode Fiber
Set-Top Box
Subscriber Telephony Gateway
Studio-to-Transmitter Link
Synchronous Transport Module
Spanning Tree Protocol
Synchronous Transport Signal
Set-top Terminal
Simple Transversal of UDP (User
Datagram Protocol) Through NAT
(Network
Subscriber Unit
System Under Test
Subscription Video on Demand
Secure Video Processor
Software
Short Reach as in 1000Base-SX
Synchronization Profile
System Log
A Telecommunications Standards
Committee T1
Terabyte
To Be Determined
Tbps
TCAP
TCM
TCM
TCO
TCP
TCP/IP
Terabits per Second
Transaction Capabilities Application Part
Tandem Connection Monitoring
Trellis Coded Modulation
Total Cost of Ownership
Transmission Control Protocol
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol
TDM
Time Division Multiplexing
TDMA
Time Division Multiple Access
TDMoIP Time Division Multiplexing over Internet
Protocol
TEC
Triggered Event Command
TELR
Talker Echo Loudness Rating
TFF
Thin Film Filter
TFTP
Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TGCP
Trunking Gateway Control Protocol
TGS
Ticket Granting Server
THz
Terahertz
TIA
Telecommunication Industry Association
TIA
TransImpedance Amplifier
TKIP
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
TL1
Transaction Language One
TLS
Transparent LAN Service
TLS
Transport Layer Security
TLV
Type, Length, Value
TNCS
Transmission Network Control System
TOADM
Tunable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer
TOD
Television on Demand
ToD
Time of Day
TOS
Theft of Service
TOS
Type of Service
TPL
TDM Private Line
TR
Technical Reference
TRI
Telephony Return Interface
TRP
Target Rating Points
tRTO
TCP Retransmit Timeout
TSI
Time Slot Interchange
TSID
Transport Stream Identifier
TSR
Technical Service Representative
TSS
Telephony Switching Sub-System
TTL
Time-to-Live
TV
Television
TVOD
Television on Demand
TWC
Time Warner Cable
TX
Transmit
U/S
Upstream
UA
User Agent
UBR
Unspecified Bit Rate
UCC
Upstream Channel Change
UCD
Upstream Channel Descriptor
UCID
Upstream Channel Identifier
UDDI
Universal Description, Discovery and
Integration
UDLR
Uni-Directional Link Routing
UDP
User Datagram Protocol
UDSL
Unidirectional Digital Subscriber Line
UDWDM Ultra Dense Wave Division Multiplex
UGS
Unsolicited Grant Service
UGS/AD UGS with Activity Detection
UHF
Ultra High Frequency
UI
User Interface
UMA
Unlicensed Mobile Access
UML
Unified Modeling Language
UMTS
Universal Mobile Telecommunications
System
UNE
Unbundled Network Element
UNE-P
Unbundled Network Element - Platform
UNI
User Network Interface
U-NII
Unlicensed National Information
Infrastructure
UPnP
Universal Plug and Play
UPS
Uninterruptible Power Supply
URL
Uniform Resource Locator
US
Upstream
USB
Universal Serial Bus
USF
Universal Service Fund
USM
User-based Security Model
UTI
Universal Transport Interface
UTP
Unshielded Twisted Pair
UWB
Ultra Wideband
V
Voltage
V/A
Video/Audio
VAC
Volts Alternating Current
VAD
Voice Activity Detection
VAG
Voice Access Gateway
VBI
Vertical Blanking Interval
VBR
Variable Bit Rate
VBR-NRT Variable Bit Rate – Non-Real Time
VBR-RT Variable Bit Rate – Real Time
VCAT
Virtual Concatenation
VCI
Virtual Channel Identifier
VCM
Variable Coding and Modulation
Vco
Voltage Cut Off
VCR
Video Cassette Recorder
VDC
Volts Direct Current
VDSL
Very High-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line
VER
Virtual Ethernet Ring
VHF
Very High Frequency
VHS
Video Home System
VLAN
Virtual Local Area Network
VLL
Virtual Leased Line
VN
Voltage Null
VOD
Video on Demand
VoDSL
Video over Digital Subscriber Line
VoIP
VoWi-Fi
VP
VPI
VPL
VPLS
VPN
VPWS
VQ
VRF
VRTX
VS
VSA
VSAT
VSB
VT
VTS
WAN
WCD
WCM
WCMTS
WDM
WECA
WEP
WFA
WFM
WiFi
WiMax
WiMedia
WIP
WLAN
WM9
WME
WMM
WOFDM
WPA
WPAN
WPE
WRED
WSDL
WSS
WWDM
XAUI
xDSL
XENPAK
XFP
Voice over Internet Protocol
Voice over Wi-Fi
Voltage Peak
Virtual Path Identifier
Virtual Private Line
Virtual Private LAN Service
Virtual Private Network
Virtual Private Wire Service
Vector Quantization
Virtual Routing and Forwarding Tables
Virtual Real-Time Extension
Video Server
Vector Signal Analyzer
Very Small Aperture Terminal
Vestigial Sideband
Virtual Tributary
Video Transport Service
Wide Area Network
Wideband Channel Descriptor
Wideband Cable Modem
Wideband Cable Modem Termination
System
Wave Division Multiplex
Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance
Wired Equivalent Privacy
Workforce Automation
Workforce Management
Wireless Fidelity
Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave
Access
An alliance for Wireless Multimedia
Work in Process
Wireless Local Area Network
Windows Media Player version 9
Wireless Media Extension
Wi-Fi Multimedia
Wavelet Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing
Wireless (Wi-Fi) Protected Access
Wireless Personal Area Network
Wireless Plant Extension
Weighted Random Early Detection
Web Services Definition Language
Wavelength Selective Switch
Wide WDM
10 Gigabit Ethernet Attachment Unit
Interface
Any variant of the Digital Subscriber Line
technology
Fiber Optic Transceiver Module
conforming to 10GigE Standard
10-Gigabit Small Form-factor Pluggable
GBIC Module
XHTML
XMI
XML
XMOD
xOD
XPM
xPON
xVOD
xWDM
y/y
ZWP
ZWPF
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
XML Metadata Interchange
Extensible Markup Language
Cross Modulation
X-service on Demand (i.e., Movies on
Demand)
Cross-Phase Modulation
X version of Passive Optical Network
X version (or form) of Video on Demand
(i.e., Subscription, Near, etc.)
Non-specific form of Wave Division
Multiplex
Year Over Year
Zero Water Peak
Zero Water Peak Fiber
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