Term Definition

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




CDMA Code pision Multiple Access; a digital cellular scheme that uses alow-power signal that sends calls in a wide frequency channel, all at once, and decodes the data at the other end of the call.




Cell Sites The infrastructure and radio equipment associated with a cellular transmitting and receiving station, including land, building, tower, antennas and electrical equipment. Cell sites are linked back to switches using microwave networks and/or regular phone lines.




Churn rate The percentage measure of the number of customers that have been disconnected during a particular period, either voluntarily or involuntarily, pided by the average number of customers during that period.


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