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RESTful API
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11/27/2012  |  Post a comment
An application programing interface (API) built on the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture
Application Programing Interface (API)
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9/12/2012  |  Post a comment
An interface that allows different elements of software to more easily communicate with each other
Interlaken
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4/23/2012  |  Post a comment
A chip-to-chip interface useful in 100G
Docsis Provisioning of EPON (DPoE)
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2/13/2012  |  Post a comment
CableLabs spec that blends Docsis-style provisioning with EPON
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
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1/24/2012  |  Post a comment
A modulation scheme where one high-speed signal is split into multiple lower-speed signals
EPON Protocol Over Coax (EPoC)
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1/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Bringing PON speeds to hybrid fiber/coax
Circuit-Switch Fallback (CSFB)
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1/18/2012  |  Post a comment
A standard for delivering legacy voice and SMS services to LTE devices
Mach-Zender Modulator
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11/7/2011  |  Post a comment
A modulator that uses a phase shift to create 1s and 0s
Spanning Tree
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10/18/2011  |  Post a comment
An Ethernet protocol that checks a network for loops
Trill
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10/18/2011  |  Post a comment
A Spanning Tree alternative in Ethernet networks
Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)
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6/13/2011  |  Post a comment
A CableLabs project that reconciles the technical and operational differences between two next-gen access network initiatives originally undertaken by Comcast and Time Warner Cable
Cores
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5/9/2011  |  Post a comment
Semiconductor designs, as in 'multicore processors' or the interfaces Rambus makes
Near-Field Communications (NFC)
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4/15/2011  |  Post a comment
A short-range, contactless technology that enables mobile transactions
Geofence
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3/18/2011  |  Post a comment
A geofence is a software-defined location boundary
Converged Edge Services Access Router (CESAR)
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3/7/2011  |  Post a comment
Time Warner Cable's vision for super-dense edge devices that look to marry cable's RF legacy with newer IP-based services
Converged Multiservice Access Platform (CMAP)
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2/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Cable's evolving a super-dense access architecture for an all-IP world
AllVid
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2/18/2011  |  Post a comment
An FCC effort that would set the stage for an open, retail market for network-agnostic video gateways and adapters
Heterogeneous Network (HetNet)
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2/8/2011  |  Post a comment
Radio access network comprising layers of different-sized cells from large macros to small cells
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
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1/24/2011  |  Post a comment
The command center in a computer or mobile computing device, hosted on the device's microprocessor
Bridging the Chasm
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1/19/2011  |  Post a comment
Our term for the combining of service provider network and IT teams to form a single, integrated unit
Orchestration
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12/8/2010  |  Post a comment
The automation of back-office tasks necessary for cloud computing
Optical Transport Network (OTN)
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12/2/2010  |  Post a comment
A standard that puts traffic into common envelopes for transport through the optical core
FauxG
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11/15/2010  |  Post a comment
Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex (LTE TDD)
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11/15/2010  |  2 comments
A version of LTE for use in unpaired spectrum
Colorless
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11/9/2010  |  1 comment
A colorless ROADM enables wavelengths to be automatically assigned
Control Plane
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11/9/2010  |  Post a comment
For the dynamic routing of optical wavelengths
Gridless
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11/9/2010  |  Post a comment
A gridless ROADM enables channel widths wider than 50GHz for optical transport systems running above 100 Gbit/s
Directionless
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11/9/2010  |  Post a comment
Directionless ROADMs can route lightpaths to any interface port
Contentionless
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11/9/2010  |  1 comment
Contentionless ROADMs enable similar wavelength lightpaths to be dropped at the same unit
Link Aggregation
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11/8/2010  |  Post a comment
The combining of ports to create a bigger, virtual port
OEO
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9/22/2010  |  Post a comment
An optical-to-electrical-to-optical conversion
Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF)
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9/13/2010  |  Post a comment
Dedicated policy equipment that enables the policy function for bandwidth and charging on multimedia networks
Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
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9/10/2010  |  Post a comment
How LTE networks will maintain mobile sessions and deliver different types of traffic
Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
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9/10/2010  |  Post a comment
Cisco's mobile software service designed to optimize the performance of TCP-based apps
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
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9/10/2010  |  2 comments
Works with the SGSN to connect cellphones and other devices to the Internet over a wireless network
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
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9/10/2010  |  Post a comment
Routes data between mobile devices and the GGSN
Home Location Registrar (HLR)
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9/8/2010  |  Post a comment
A central database of wireless subscriber information
Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM)
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8/30/2010  |  7 comments
An element for adding and dropping wavelengths in a DWDM stream, making the optical network more automated and more flexible
Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS)
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8/30/2010  |  1 comment
The switching element at the heart of a ROADM
AdvancedTCA (ATCA)
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5/4/2010  |  Post a comment
A set of hardware specifications for telecom equipment
Provider Backbone Bridging – Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE)
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5/3/2010  |  Post a comment
A method of delivering deterministic, connection-oriented Ethernet service
Coherent
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3/16/2010  |  Post a comment
A coherent receiver detects the phase and polarization of an incoming optical signal
Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT)
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2/10/2010  |  1 comment
Off-the-shelf hardware, sophisticated software, and data networking combine to create new and varied services on telecom networks
Network Equipment Building System (NEBS)
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1/27/2010  |  Post a comment
A set of standards for telecom equipment design, handed down by Telcordia
Docsis Set-Top Gateway (DSG)
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9/29/2009  |  Post a comment
A standards-based communications path for the latest and greatest digital cable set-tops (and some TVs, too)
God Box
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9/15/2009  |  Post a comment
A little bit of everything, whether you want it or not
WDM-PON
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7/29/2009  |  Post a comment
Passive optical networking scheme that sends a wavelength to each subscriber
Long Term Evolution (LTE)
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7/27/2009  |  Post a comment
A next-generation radio access technology
S-CDMA
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7/21/2009  |  Post a comment
A Docsis 2.0 feature known for its upstream-enhancing properties
PacketCable 2.0
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7/17/2009  |  Post a comment
A CableLabs platform that helps cable get a grip on that urge to converge IP services and applications
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