Glossary

Commonly used abbreviations and acronyms

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A

AAA
Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
ABR
Adaptive Bit Rate
AC
Alternating Current
ACL
Access Control List
ADS
Advertising Decision Server
AES
Advanced Encryption Standard
ANEF
Access Network Evolution Framework
AP
Access Point
APAC
Asia Pacific
API
Application Programming Interface
AR
Augmented Reality
ASIC
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
AT
Access Technology
ATSC
Advanced Television Systems Committee
AVC
Advanced Video Coding

 

B

BC
Blocking Capacitors
BDA
Broadband Drop Amplifier
BLE
Bluetooth Low Energy
BNC
Broadcast Network Controller
BoM
Bill of Materials
BSoD
Business Services Over DOCSIS ®
BSS
Business Support System
BW
Bandwidth

 

C

CALA
Caribbean and Latin America
CAM
Cable Access Module
CAS
Conditional Access System
CATV
Cable Access Television
CBR
Constant Bit Rate
CBRS
Citizens Broadband Radio Service
CCAP
Converged Cable Access Platform
CDN
Content Delivery Network
CER
Converged Edge Router
CHP
Converged Headend Platform
CIN
Converged Interconnect Network
CM
Cable Modem
CMTS
Cable Modem Termination System
CODEC
Coder-Decoder
COTS
Commercial-Off-The-Shelf
COGS
Cost Of Goods Sold
CPE
Customer Premise Equipment
CRG
Cable Residential Gateway
CSR
Customer Service Representative
CWDM
Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing

 

D

DAA
Distributed Access Architecture
DAC
Digital to Analog Converter
DAI
Dynamic Ad Insertion
DASH
Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP
DC
Direct Current
DECT
Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology
DEPI
Downstream External PHY Interface
DKS
Digital Key Server
DMIPS
Dhrystone Million Instructions per Second
DNS
Domain Name System
DOCSIS ®
Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification
DPI
Digital Program Insertion
DPI
Deep Packet Inspection
DRM
Digital Rights Management
DS
Downstream
DSP
Digital Signal Processing
DSR
Digital Satellite Receiver
DTA
Digital Terminal Adaptor
DTCP
Digital Transmission Content Protection
DTI
DOCSIS ® Timing Interface
DTT
Digital Terrestrial Television
DVB
Digital Video Broadcasting
DVR
Digital Video Recorder
DWDM
Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing

 

E

E-MTA
Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter
E/O
Electro-Optical
EAS
Extended Area Service
EBITDA
Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization
EDFA
Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier
EMEA (I)
Europe, Middle East & Africa (India)
EMS
Element/Event Management System
EPFM
EPON Fiber Module
ePON
Ethernet Passive Optical Network
EQAM
Edge Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
ERM
Edge Resource Manager

 

F

FDX
Full Duplex
FEC
Forward Error Correction
FiOS
Fiber Optic Services
FLM
Fiber Link Module
FMC
Fixed Mobile Convergence
FTTC
Fibre to the Curb
FTTH
Fiber to the Home
FTTLA
Fiber to the Last Active
FTTP
Fiber to the Premises
FTTT
Fiber to the Tab
FXS
Foreign Exchange Station
FTTx
Fiber to the x (whatever)

 

G

Gbps
Gigabits Per Second
GHz
Gigahertz
GigE
Gigabit Ethernet
GUI
Graphical User Interface
GW
Gateway

 

H

HD
High Definition
HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface
HDR
High Dynamic Range
HDTV
High Definition Television
HEVC
High Efficiency Video Coding
HFC
Hybrid Fiber Coax
HHP
Households Passed
HLG
Hybrid Log Gamma
HLS
HTTP Live Streaming
HNC
Home Network Controller
HNE
Home Network Extender
HP
Homes Passed
HSD
High Speed Data
HTTP
HyperText Transport Protocol
HW
Hardware

 

I

I-CCAP
Integrated CCAP
I/O
Input/output
IBO
International Business Operations
ICO
Intelligent Channel Optimizer
IoT
Internet of things
IP
Internet Protocol
IPDR
Internet Protocol Detail Record
IPTV
Internet Protocol Television
IPv6
Internet Protocol Version Six
IR
Infrared
IRD
Integrated Receiver/Decoder
ITU
International Telecommunications Union
IUC
Interval Usage Code

 

K

KFA
Known Forecast Adjustment
Km
Kilometers

 

L

LED
Light Emitting Diode
LTE
Long Term Evolution
LTM
Link Trace Message

 

M

M&A
Mergers and Acquisitions
MABR
Multicast Adaptive Bit Rate
MAC
Media/Medium Access Control
MAP
Multi Access Point
Mbps
Megabits per Second
MBR
Multi-Bit Rate
MCS
Media & Communications Systems
MDC
Manifest Delivery Controller
MDU
Multi-Dwelling Unit
MDX
Media Distribution switch (“X”)
MHA
Modular Headend Architecture
MHz
Megahertz
MLCC
Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitor
MOCA
Multimedia Over Coax Alliance
MPEG
Moving Pictures Experts Group
MR
Mixed Reality
MSO
Multiple Systems Operator
MTA
Multimedia Terminal Adapter

 

N

NAT
Network Address Translation
NC
Narrowcast
nDVR
Network Digital Video Recorder
NFC
Near Field Communications
NFV
Network Function Virtualization
NOC
Network Operation Centers
NTSC
National Television Committee
nPVR
Network Personal Video Recorder

 

O

O/E
Optic to Electric
OAM
Operations, Administration and Maintenance
OAM&P
Operations Administration Maintenance and Provisioning
OBI
Optical Beat Interference
ODN
Optical Distribution Network
OFDM
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
OLT
Optical Line Terminator
ONT
Optical Network Terminal
ONU
Optical Network Unit
Optical Tx/FX
Optical Transmit/Foreign eXchange
OSS
Operations Support System
OTN
Optical Transport Network
OTT
Over The Top

 

P

P2P
Peer to Peer
PC/PCMM
PacketCable™/PacketCable Multimedia
PHY
Physical Layer
PKI
Public Key Infrastructure
POD
Proof Of Delivery
PoE
Power Over Ethernet
PoH
Power over HDBaseT
PON
Passive Optical Network
PSU
Power Supply Unit
PVR
Personal Video Recorder

 

Q

QAM
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QoE
Quality of Experience
QoS
Quality of Service

 

R

R-OLT
Remote Optical Line Terminal
R-PHY
Remote PHY
R&D
Research and Development
RAM
Random Access Memory
RCM
Router Control Module
RDK
Reference Design Kit
RF
Radio Frequency
RFOG
Radio Frequency over Glass
RGU
Revenue-Generating Unit
RMD
Remote MAC-PHY Device
R&O
Risks & Opportunities
ROI
Return on Investment
RPD
Remote PHY Device
RSSI
Receive Signal Strength Indication
RU
Rack Unit
RX
Receive

 

S

SaaS
Software as a Service
SAC
Sales Assurance Call
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 Module
SD
Standard Definition
SDN
Software Defined Networking
SDU
Single Dwelling Unit
SDV
Switched Digital Video
SFP
Small Form-Factor Pluggable Transceiver
SG
Service Group
SG&A
Sales, General and Administration
SID
Service Identification
SIP
Session Initiation Protocol
SMB
Small and Medium Businesses
SMD
Smart Media Device
SME
Small Medium Enterprise
SMM
System Management Module
SMP
Service Management Platform
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
SOW
Statement Of Work
SPM
Self Phase Modulation
SRM
Session Resource Manager
SRS
Stimulated Raman Scattering
SSD
Solid State Drive
SSID
Service Set Identifier
SSH
Secure Shell (Protocol)
STB
Set-top Box
SVOD
Subscription Video On Demand
SW
Software

 

T

TB
Terabyte
TCO
Total Cost of Ownership
TD-OFDMA
Time Division - Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access
TDM
Time Division Multiplexing
TFTP
Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TS
Transport Stream
TSR
Technical Service Representative
TX
Transmit

 

U

U:D
Upstream: Downstream
UDP
User Datagram Protocol
UEPI
Upstream External PHY Interface
UEQ
Universal Edge QAM
UHD
Ultra High Definition
UPS
Uninterrupted Power Supply
US
Upstream
USB
Universal Serial Bus

 

V

VAR
Value Added Reseller
VBR
Variable Bit Rate
VDC
Volts Direct Current
VOD
Video on Demand
VoIP
Voice Over Internet Protocol
VR
Virtual Reality
VUE
Video Unified Edge

 

W

WAG
Wireless Access Gateway
WBM
Wideband Modem
WDM
Wave Division Multiplexing
WMM
Wi-Fi Multimedia
WiMax
Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access

 

X

XMTR
Optical Transmitter
XPM
Cross Phase Modulation