Global Digital Broadcast Glossary of terms

The language of IPTV explained: abbreviations and definitions of keywords and related technologies.

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21CN: 21st century network

A

ADM: add/drop multiplexer
ADSL: asymmetric/asynchronous digital subscriber line
API: application program interface
ATM: asynchronous transfer mode
AVC: advanced video coding

B

BBFW: broadband fixed wireless
BLC: broadband loop carrier
BPL: broadband over power line

C

CAT5: category 5 ethernet cabling
CATV: cable television
CLEC: competitive local exchange carrier
CWDM: coarse wave division multiplexing

D

DDN: digital data network
DOCSIS: data over cable systems interface specification
DRM: digital rights management
DSL: digital subscriber line
DSLAM: digital subscriber line access multiplexer
DVB: digital video broadcasting
DVR: digital video recorder
DWDM: dense wave division multiplexing

E

EBC: electronic black card
EDFA: er-doped fibre amplifier
EPG: electronic programme guide

F

FTTC: fibre to the curb
FTTH: fibre to the home
FTTP: fibre to the premises

G

GDB: Global Digital Broadcast

H

HAI: hardware abstraction interface
HD: high definition
HDMI: high definition multimedia interface
HFC: hybrid fibre coax

I

IC: integrated circuit
ICE: intelligent compression engine
ICP: integrated communications provider
ILEC: incumbent local exchange carrier
IP: internet protocol
IPG: interactive programme guide
IP/MPLS: internet protocol / multi-protocol label switching
ISDN: integrated digital services network
ISP: internet service provider

L

LEC:
local exchange carrier

M

MIA:
Market Impact Assessment
MMF: multimode fibre-optic cable
MPEG: moving picture experts group
MSAG: multi-service access gateway
MSO: multiple system operator
MSPP: multi service provisioning platform

N

NPVR: network-based personal video recorder
NVOD: near video-on-demand

O

OADM: optical add/drop multiplexer
ONT: optical network termination
OSS: operation support system

P

PIP: picture-in-picture
PLC: powerline communication
PON: passive optical network
POTS: plain old telephone service
PPV: pay-per-view
PVR: personal video recorder
PVT: Public Value Test

Q

QAM: quadrature amplitude modulation

R

RSL: Restricted Service License
RTP: real-time protocol

S

SDH: synchronous digital hierarchy
SDSL: synchronised digital subscriber line
SONET: synchronous optical network
STB: set-top box

V

VoD: video-on-demand
VoIP: voice over internet protocol

W

WiFi: wireless fidelity

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