Term Definition

This glossary has been prepared to help our readers understand common acronyms and terms used in the telecommunications sector.

 

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AMPS Advanced Mobile Phone Service; an analog cellular standard developed in the United States and primarily employed there and in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

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Analog The traditional method of storing, processing and transmitting voice and data signals by continuously changing electrical waves.

 

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ARPU Average Revenue Per User; generally, it is computed by piding service revenues by the average number of subscribers for a given period.

 

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ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode; a transfer mode in which the information (voice, data and video signals) is organized into cells for transmission.

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