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Defining turn-key construction and solutions applied in the field

March 01, 2018

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In a previous blog, we examined 3 essential types of telecom construction services and how they can be applied to provide the right kind of telecom solution in the field.  This involved broadband, wireless, fiber optic or infrastructure upgrades.

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Common telecom terms and the ones you may not be aware of

December 19, 2017

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Every industry has specific terms, abbreviations and acronyms that, to anyone not familiar with the language of that industry, would have no clue what anyone was talking about.

The telecom industry is no exception and it could be argued that telecom terms have a language all their own. The amount of terms, acronyms and abbreviations that have been created in telecom alone is worth exploring.

Wireless and Broadband Terms

Many of these terms are common among wireless and broadband companies.

A few examples include:
  • CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier): A telecommunications provider or carrier that is in competition with already established carriers.
  • ILEC (Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier): A telecommunications provider or carrier that held the reginal monopoly before the market became competitive with The Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • LTE (Long Term Evolution): A broadband access technology that enhances the ability of mobile users to access larger amounts of data.
  • Central Office (CO): Windowless building that houses the switching equipment that connects one telephone line with another line or routes the connection to another central office for connections that need to travel long distance.
  • 4G/5G (Fourth Generation/Fifth Generation): Refers to the different generations that wireless capabilities have transitioned through. With each generation comes technology advancements that allow users to access more information and services on devices at faster speeds. Can be enhanced by LTE.

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