Glossary

Acronym : Definition

ACL : Access Control List
ASIC : Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
ATS : Access, Transport & Supplies
BC : Blocking Capacitors
BCS : Broadband Communications Systems
Bm : Bandwidth Manager
BSoD : Business Services Over DOCSIS
BW : Bandwidth
CALA : Central America Latin America
CAM : Cable Access Module
CATV : Cable Access Television
CDN : Content Delivery Network
CHP : Converged Headend Platform
CM : Cable Modem
CMTS : Cable Modem Termination System
COTS : Commercial-Off-The-Shelf
CPE : Customer Premise Equipment
CRG : Cable Residential Gateway
CSR : Customer Service Representative
CWDM : Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing
DAC : Digital to Analog Converter
DC : Direct Current
DECT : Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology
DOCSIS® : Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification
DP : Delivery Platforms
DPI : Digital Program Insertion
DRM : Digital Rights Management
DS : Downstream
DTI : DOCSIS® Timing Interface
DWDM : Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
E/O : Electro-Optical
E/O Tx : Electro-Optical Transmit
EAS : Extended Area Service
EBITDA : Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization
EDFA : Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier
Edge QAM : Edge Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
EMS : Element/Event Management System
E-MTA : Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter
ePON : Ethernet Passive Optical Network
ePON OLT : Ethernet Passive Optical Network/Optical Line Terminator
ePON ONU : Ethernet Passive Optical Network/Optical Network Unit
ERM : Edge Resource Manager
FiOS : Fiber Optic Services
FMC : Fixed Mobile Convergence
Gbps : Gigabytes Per Second
GePON : Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network
GHz : Gigahertz
GigE : Gigabit Ethernet
GW : Gateway
HD : High Definition
HDTV : High Definition Television
HFC : Hybrid Fiber Coax
HHP : Households Passed
HLS : HTTP Live Streaming
HP : Homes Passed
HSD : High Speed Data
HTTP : HyperText Transport Protocol
HW : Hardware
I/O : Input/output
IP : Internet Protocol
IPDR : Internet Protocol Detail Record
IPTV : Internet Protocol Television
IPV6 : Internet Protocol Version Six
km : Kilometers
LED : Light Emitting Diode
LTM : Link Trace Message
M&A : Mergers and Acquisitions
MAC : Media/Medium Access Control
Mbps : Megabits per Second
MCS : Media & Communications Systems
MDX : MDX : Media Distribution switch (“X”)
MHz : Megahertz
MOCA : Multimedia Over Coax Alliance
MPEG : Moving Pictures Experts Group
MPEG2TS : MPEG-2 Transport Stream
MSO : Multiple Systems Operator
MTA : Multimedia Terminal Adapter
NAT : Network Address Translation
NC : Narrowcast
NDVR : Network Digital Video Recorder
NOC : Network Operation Centers
nPVR : Network Personal Video Recorder
O/E : Optic to Electric
OAM : Operations, Administration and Maintenance
OAM&P : Operations Administration Maintenance and Provisioning
ODN : Optical Distribution Network
ONT : Optical Network Terminal
ONU : Optical Network Unit
Optical Tx/FX : Optical Transmit/Foreign eXchange
OSS : Operations Support System
OTN : Optical Transport Network
P2P : Peer to Peer
PC/PCMM : PacketCable™/PacketCable Multimedia
PHY : Physical Layer
PON : Passive Optical Network
PON ONU : Passive Optical Network/Optical Network Unit
PVR : Personal Video Recorder
QAM : Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QoE : Quality of Experience
QoS : Quality of Service
R&D : Research and Development
RAM : Random Access Memory
RAM : Random-Access Memory
RCM : Router Control Module
RF : Radio Frequency
RF over Glass : Radio Frequency over Glass
RF Tx : Radio Frequency over Transmit
RFOG : Radio Frequency over Glass
RFoG ONU : Radio Frequency over Glass Optical Network Unit
RGUs : Revenue-Generating Units
RU : Rack Unit
RX : Receive
SAS : Serial attached SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)
SATA : Serial ATA (interface standard for PC's)
SBS : Stimulated Bruillion Scattering
SCDMA : Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access
SCM : System Control Modules
SD : Standard Definition
SDV : Switched Digital Video
SG : Service Group
SG&A : Sales, General and Administration
SIP : Standard Internet Protocol
SMB : Small and Medium Businesses
SPM : Self Phase Modulation
SRM : Session Resource Manager
SRS : Stimulated Raman Scattering
SSD : Solid State Drive
STB : Set-top Box
SW : Software
TB : Terra Byte
TDM : Time Division Multiplexing / TanDeM
TSR : Technical Service Representative
TWC : Time Warner Corporation
TX : Transmit
U : D : Upstream : Downstream
UEQ : Universal Edge QAM
US : Upstream
VAR : Value Added Resellers
VBR : Variable Bit Rate
VDC : Volts Direct Current
VOD : Video on Demand
VoIP : Voice Over Internet P
WBM : Wideband Modem
WiMax : Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access
XMS : any (“X”) Media Stored and streamed
XMTR : Optical Transmitter XPM : Cross Phase Modulation