Have a Read Through some of the Commonly used Acronyms in the Tech World
PSTN (Published Switched Telephone Network)
– Circuit based telephone networks that are operated by national, regional, or local telephony operators.
POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service)
– Telephone systems which operate using standard device with coil cord and no portable handset.
PBX (Private Branch Exchange)
– Private calling system typically used in businesses for internal use to allow enterprises to transfer calls with ease on local lines.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
– Transferring a file from a server to a client using a standard network protocol.
LAN (Local Area Network)
– A device network which works based on the locality of computers and devices. Typically used in schools and businesses.
MAC (Media Access Control)
– Layers of data which make up one interface.
PAC (Porting Authorisation Code)
– This is a unique selection of numbers and letters typically used by mobile companies to allow number switchover when moving to different network providers.
IMIE (International Mobile Equipment Identity)
– This is a code used to identify when a phone has been lost or stolen and needs to be deactivated. It identifies devices which are valid and those which are no longer in use.
- MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching)
– A protocol which allows circuits through an IP network. All information sent from a source A is setup to end up in source B. A circuit number also known as a label is provided to allow the queuing setup, for the information.
WAN (Wide Area Network)
– A large geographical area is covered by a wide area network to provide internet connection. It can be used for private or public use.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
– These are text codes to setup how websites are used and displayed.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
– This is a network protocol which allows web pages to receive requests to process the page for result.
IP (Internet Protocol)
– A media transfer system which allows different types of networks to relay messages.
- BPS (Bits Per Second)
– The measured amount for the time taken when transferring or processing data.
ISP (Internet Service Provider)
– The provider of the internet data.
QoS (Quality of Service)
– Gathering information of the standard of network when using its services. The performance of the length and quality is key to the best quality.
API (Application Programming Interface)
– Also known as middleware between the function of an app. API allows the interface and programming to be structured in a way that the app can function per its designer’s needs.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
– This is a policy some companies have started implementing to allow workers to bring their own devices to work such as phones, laptops, tablets etc.
VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)
– Services which allow calls and communication over the internet such as Skype, Viber, FaceTime etc.
IoT (Internet of Things)
– Being able to connect devices using the internet which is being developed in new ways every day.
ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)
– Integrating services such as calls, voice calls, video, data and others all over one converged network.