A small hardware component used to tap into a telephone wall cable (e.g., an RJ-11 wall jack usually has four pins; an RJ-45 usually has eight pins).
Acronym for: Wide-area network
The distance between identical points on an electromagnetic wave as it propagates over time.
Optical transmission technique that uses different light wavelengths to send data. Combination of two or more optical signals for transmission over a common optical path.
Acronym for: Wideband
Acronym for: Wavelength-division multiplexing
Companies able to achieve extreme levels of agility and scalability by leveraging new virtualized processes and architectures to their networks.
A company able to achieve extreme levels of agility and scalability by leveraging new virtualized processes and architectures to their networks.
A network that links data processing and telecom equipment over a larger area than a single worksite or metropolitan area. A WAN usually links cities and is based on X.25 packet switching.
Acronym for: Worldwide interoperability for microwave access
Acronym for: Multiple input multiple output technology on WiMAX
See Mobile Network.
A wireless communications standard designed to provide 30 to 40 megabit-per-second data rates, with the 2011 update providing up to 1 Gbit/s for fixed stations.
Acronym for: Worldwide name
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