Acronyms

A

AJL Access Joint Location
AN Aggregation Node
ASC Angled Square Connector
ADSS All-Dielectric Self Supporting
AS/ACIF Australian Standard/
ATM
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
ASC Angled Subscriber Connector
APC Angled Polish Connector
 Attenuation  Cable Loss at a Frequency of Wavelength
 ADSL  Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line
 ADSL2+  Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line

B

BAN Business Access Network
 bD Decibel
 BPON Broadband Passive Optical Network

C


CPE Customer Premises Equipment
CAN Customer Access Network
COFTU Customer Optic Fibre Termination Unit
CBD Central Business District
Cat5
Copper Cable Standard
Cat6 Copper Cable Standard
Cat7 Copper Cable Standard
CEDM Course Wave Division Multiplexing
CD
Chromatic Dispersion
 CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check

D

dBm Decibels with reference to one mill watt
DWDM
Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
DFN Distribution Fibre Network
DJL Distribution Joint Location
DSS Distribution Sheath Segment
 DLM Distribution Lead in Multiport
 dB Decibel

E

EUP End User Premises
ESA Exchange Service Area
EDN Enterprise Data Network
 Ethernet Frame based Transmission Technology

F

FAN
Fibre Access Node
FAN DFN
Fibre Access Node Distribution Fibre Network
FCD Fibre Collector Distributor
FDA Fibre Distribution Area
FDH Fibre Distribution Hub
FDH DFN
Fibre Distribution Hub Distribution Fibre Network
FDT Fibre Distribution Terminal
FSA Fibre Serving Area
FSAM Fibre Serving Area Module
FWO Fibre Wall Outlet
FAP Fibre Access Point
FIST Fibre Infrastructure System Technology
FRP Fibre Reinforce Plastic
FC Fixed Connection
FIST-GCO FIST - General Closure Organiser
FTTP Fibre To The Premises
FTTB Fibre To The Basement
FTTN Fibre To The Node

G

GPON Gigabit Passive Opticial Network
G.826 SDH Error Measurement Standard
G.821 SDH Error Measurement Standard

H

HDODF High Density Optical Distribution Frame
HSD Hub Sheath Distribution
HSE Health Safety and Environment
HSL Hub Sheath Local
 Hub  Device that relays incoming messages to all outgoing ports

I

IOR Index of Refraction
IFDH Indoor Fibre Distribution Hub
IPA Isopropyl Alcohol
IEN Inter Exchange Network
IRIM Integrated RIM
ITU International Telecommunication Union
IL Insertion Loss
 IP Internet Protocol
 IPTV Internet Protocol Television

J

Jumbo Frames
Ethernet Frames Larger than 1518 bytes

L

LFN Local Fibre Network
LJL Local Joint Location
LSS Local Sheath Location
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LC Lucent Connector
LED  Light Emitting Diode
 LM Lead in Multiport
LTS Loss Test Set
 LL Link Loss

M

MCC MDU Cabling Contractors
MDU Multi Dwelling Unit
MMS Managed Service Providers
MPT Multiport Terminal
MPS Multi Premises Site (Multi Dwelling Unit)
 MPLS Multi Protocol Label Switching
MSS Multiport Sheath Segment
M-2100
SDH Error Measurement Standard
Mbp/s Megabits per second
MMOF Multimode Optical Fibre
MULTIMAN Multiplexed Manager
mW Milliwatt
 MEF Metro Ethernet Forum

N

NARA Network Assurance and Repair Agreement
NAP Network Access Point
 NTD Network Termination Device
NGN Next Generation Network
 nm Nanometers

O

ODF Optical Distribution Frame
OFDF
Optical Fibre Distribution Frame
OSA Optical Spectrum Analyser
OTDR Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
ODFT Optical Distribution Fibre Tray
OFDM Optical Fibre Distribution Module
OLTE Optical Line Terminal Equipment
OAM  Operation, Administration and Maintenance
OPPC Optical Phase Conductor
ODFP
Optical Distribution Fibre Panel
OJ Open Cable Joint
ONT Optical Network Terminal
OPGW Optical Power Ground Wire
OM1 Optical Fibre Cable Standard
OM2 Optical Fibre Cable Standard
OM3 Optical Fibre Cable Standard
ORL Optical Return Loss

P

PCD Premises Connection Device
PDH Premises Distribution Hub
PFDH Private Fibre Distribution Hub
PFN Private Fibre Network
POI Point Of Interest
POLT Packet Optical Line Terminal
PON Passive Optical Network
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PSU Power Supply Unit
PTP Point To Point
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate
PMD Polarisation Model Disperion
PC Physical Contact
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Service
 PRBS Pseudo Random Binary Sequence
PVC Poly Vinyl Chloride

Q

QA Quality Assurance
 QoS Quality of Service

R

RSDFN Return Spur Distribution Fibre Network
RDN Routed Data Network
 RF Radio Frequency
 RFC2544 Ethernet Performance Standard(WAN)
 Router Device that separates LAN from WAN by transferring only those messages that need to transverse the WAN
 Runts Ethernet Frames Smaller than 64bytes

S

SC/APC
Standard Connector / Angled Physical Connector
SDU Single Dwelling Unit
SDC Service Drop Cable (also called a SDS)
SDS Service Drop Sheath (also called a SDC)
SDN Synchronous Data Network
SC Subscriber Connector
SCA Subscriber Connector Angled
SDH Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
SMOF Single Mode Optical Fibre
SOSA Splice Only Sub Assembly
SPC Super Polish Connector
ST Straight Tip
Switch Device that relays incoming messages to only the port that each message is destined for
SHDSL
Synchronous High Speed Digital Subscriber Line

T

TFAN
Temporary Fibre Access Node
TFN
Transit Fibre NEtwork
TSS Transit Sheath Segment
TTFN Temporary Transit Fire Network
TI Traffic Identifier
TITAB Telecommunications Industry Training Advisory Board

U

UPC Ultra Polish Connector
UCN Universal Closure New
UCNP Universal closure New with Ports
 UCNCP Universal Closure New Canister with Ports
 uW Microwatt
 um Micrometers

V

VFL Visual Fault Locator
VIP Visual Inspection Probe
VOLT Video Optical Line Terminal
 VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol
VDSL Very High bit rate Digital Subscriber Line
VCI Virtual Channel Identifier
VPI Virtual Path Identifier

W

W&B Warren and Brown
WDM Wavelength Division Multiplexing

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