AbicaPedia – Jargon Buster

June 30, 2011

 

3G – Is the general term to describe the third generation of mobile phone standards, superseding earlier digital networks that were called 2G and 2.5G. 3G technologies enable networks to offer a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity.

4G – A way to refer to fourth-generation wireless communications, the broadband mobile standards will supersede 3G.

AGPS – Assisted GPS or A-GPS: An enhanced-performance mobile location system designed to address some of the weaknesses of GPS, the satellite-based positioning system.c

PUK, or personal unblocking keys, are used to unblock a mobile phone which becomes blocked. Mobile phones may become blocked when a PIN (personal identification number) is entered incorrectly on three consecutive occasions. In some instances, the phone may become blocked, which requires a PUK to unblock it, and in other instances, the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card itself becomes blocked and again will require a PUK to unblock it.

A PAC code ( porting authorisation code) allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from one mobile phone network provider to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number. You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It’s quick and very easy to do.

Inbound Numbers provide you with a simple solution that enables you to route, monitor and manage all inbound calls to your organisation regardless of whether they come into a geographic number or a national number.

Cloud computing basically allows for virtual servers to be available over the Internet. This means that businesses can store all their data and files on this virtual server. The main benefits of this are that you can increase capacity or add capabilities easily and quickly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. In most cases you would pay a subscription for this service.

VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It is also referred to as IP Telephony or Internet Telephony. It is another way of making phone calls, with the difference of making the calls much cheaper or completely free. All communications are delivered through the Internet rather than the traditional phone system.

Written by abica

Abica is a Glasgow based business telecoms and IT provider. Together with our IT Division, pcr, we provide businesses with a full range of high quality telecoms and IT products and services tailored to fit around your business.

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