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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TACS Total Access Communications System; a variant of the U.S. AMPS cellular system that uses 25KHz channels in the 900MHz frequency band.

 

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Teledensity Also known as "telephone penetration rate." The number of installed telephone lines in a country per 100 inhabitants.

 

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Telex A telecommunications service involving teletypewriters connected through automatic exchanges; a teletypewriter is a printing telegraph instrument that has a signal-activated mechanism for automatically printing received messages.

 

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3G Third generation cellular technology which provides greater bandwidth, allowing transfer rates over wireless devices from 384 Kbps to 2MBps compared to a maximum of 9.6Kbps for GSM technology.

 

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