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Acronyms and Abreviations

Terms within the Telecommunications industry can rapidly become overwhelming for a client. Lets look at the most commonly used acronyms/abbreviations and what they really mean 
Internet: Interconnected Network

The company you sign-up with to provide your Fibre or Wireless internet..

ISP: Internet Service Provider

The large system of connected computers and other devices around the world
that allows people to share information and communicate with each other.

Wi-Fi: Wireless Fidelity

Is a the method of accessing your internet without the need of a physical cable.

WLAN: Wireless Local Area Network

Is a network that allows devices to connect and communicate wirelessly. This is just another name for Wi-Fi

LAN: Local Area Network

Is a network that allows devices to connect and communicate wirelessly.

WAN: Wide Area Network.

Also known as the “internet port”. Generally, a router has just one WAN port. A
WAN port is used to connect to an internet source, such as Fibre. The WAN allows
the router to connect to the internet and share that connection with all the
Ethernet-ready devices connected to it.

voIP: Voice over Internet Protocol

Is a technology that allows you to make voice calls using a broadband internet
connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line.

FUP’s: Fair usage policy

Is a limit being placed on the usage of call minutes or internet speeds for heavy users? This always differs from ISP- ISP & the contract the client has chosen. 

MBPS: Megabits Per Second

It is a measure of internet bandwidth. In simple terms, bandwidth is the download rate of your internet connection.

GB: Gigabit

Is a multiple of the unit bit, for digital information transfer or computer storage
equal to 1 billion bits.

UPS: Uniterrupted power Supply

Is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input
power source or main power fails.