Data and infrastructure Definitions

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    802.16a

    802.16a is a wireless communications specification for metropolitan area networks (MANs).

  • 802.16c

    802.16c is a set of clarifications and updates to the 102.16 family of wireless communications specifications for metropolitan area networks (MANs).

  • 802.1X

    The 802.1X standard is designed to enhance the security of wireless local area networks (WLANs) that follow the IEEE 802.11 standard.

  • A

    Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)

    Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) is an interface specification that enables 3-D graphics to display quickly on ordinary personal computers.

  • Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS)

    Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) is a standard system for analog signal cellular telephone service in the United States and is also used in other countries. It is based on the initial electromagnetic radiation spectrum allocation for cellular service by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1970. Introduced by AT&T in 1983, AMPS became one of the most widely deployed cellular system in the United States. (Continued...)

  • air interface

    In cellular telephone communications, the air interface is the radio-frequency portion of the circuit between the cellular phone set or wireless modem (usually portable or mobile) and the active base station.

  • amateur radio (ham radio)

    Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is a hobby enjoyed by several hundred thousand people in the United States and by over a million people worldwide.

  • Android Beam

    Android Beam is a Near Field Communication implementation that allows two Android mobile devices to transfer data between each other.

  • antenna

    An antenna is a specialized transducer that converts radio-frequency (RF) fields into alternating current (AC) or vice-versa.

  • Asia Cellular Satellite System (ACeS)

    Asia Cellular Satellite System(ACeS) is a combined cellular telephone and satellite wireless system from Ericsson that provides digital communication service to mobile phone and computer users in the Asia Pacific Region.

  • B

    battery

    A battery is an electrochemical cell (or enclosed and protected material) that can be charged electrically to provide a static potential for power or released electrical charge when needed.

  • Bluetooth 4.0

    Bluetooth 4.0 is a version of the Bluetooth wireless networking standard that consumes less power than its predecessors.

  • Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)

    The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is an initiative within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) created to promote the development and adoption of broadband throughout the United States, particularly in unserved and underserved areas. BTOP, which will disburse $4.7 billion in a number of categories, is expected to create jobs, advance technology and boost the economy.

  • C

    CDMA One (cdmaOne or code-division multiple access one)

    Also see CDMA, WCDMA, and CDMA2000. CDMA One, also written cdmaOne, refers to the original ITU IS-95 (CDMA) wireless interface protocol that was first standardized in 1993. It is considered a second-generation (2G) mobile wireless technology.

  • CDMA2000 (IMT-CDMA Multi-Carrier or code-division multiple access 2000)

    CDMA2000, also known as IMT-CDMA Multi-Carrier or 1xRTT, is a code-division multiple access (CDMA) version of the IMT-2000 standard developed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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