CA Communications Assistant CAD Computer Aided Design CAM Computer Aided Manufacturing CAN Campus Area Network CAP Carrierless Amplitude/Phase (modulation) CAP Competitive Access Provider CARP Cache Array Routing Protocol CARS Cable Antenna Relay Services CASE Computer Aided Software Engineering CATV Community Antenna Television CB Citizens Band CBR Constant Bit Rate CBSC Centralized Base Site Controller CCC […]

Acronyms in networking starting with 'B'

B Byte B8ZS Binary Eight Zero Substitution BACP Bandwidth Allocation Control Protocol BBS Bulletin Board System BCC Block Check Character BCCH Broadcast Control Channel BDCS Broadband Digital Cross-connect System BECN Backward Explicit Congestion Notification Bellcore Bell Communications Research,Inc. BER Bit Error Rate BERT Bit Error Rate Tester BGP Border Gateway Protocol BHCA Busy Hour Call […]

Acronyms in networking starting with 'A'

AAL ATM Adaptation Layer ABATS Automated Bit Access Test System ABM Accunet Bandwidth Manager (AT&T) ABR Available Bit Rate AC Access Control AC Address Copied AC Alternating Current AC Authentication Center ACD Automatic Call Distributor ACELP Algebraic Code Excited Linear Predictive ACK Acknowledge ACL Asynchronous Connectionless ACP Access Control Point ACPI Advanced Configuration and Power […]

Acronyms in networking starting with 'H'

H0 High-capacity ISDN channel operating at 384 Kbps H11 High-capacity ISDN channel operating at 1.536 Mbps HDLC High-level Data Link Control HDML Handheld Device Markup Language HDSL High-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line HDTV High Definition Television HEC Header Error Check HF High Frequency (3 MHz to 30 MHz) HFC Hybrid Fiber/Coax HIC Head-end Interface Converter HIPPI […]

Acronyms in networking starting with 'G'

GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GB Gigabyte (1,000,000,000 bytes) GDS Generic Digital Services GEO Geostationary-earth-orbit GFC Generic Flow Control GFR Guaranteed Frame Rate GHz Gigahertz (billions of cycles per second) GIS Geographic Information Systems GloBanD Global Bandwidth on Demand GMRS General Mobile Radio Service GPI General Purpose Intel GPS Global Positioning System GSA […]

Acronyms in networking starting with 'F'

4GL Fourth-Generation Language_ FACCH Fast Associated Control Channel FASB Financial Accounting Standards Board FASC Fraud Analysis and Surveillance Center (AT&T) FASTAR Fast Automatic Restoral (AT&T) FAT File Allocation Table FC Frame Control FC Fibre Channel FC-0 Fibre Channel—Layer 0 FC-1 Fibre Channel—Layer 1 FC-2 Fibre Channel—Layer 2 FC-3 Fiber Channel–Layer 3 FC-4 Fibre Channel–Layer 4 […]

Acronyms in networking starting with 'E'

E&M Ear and Mouth (a signaling method) E-Mail Electronic Mail E-TDMA Expanded Time Division Multiple Access EB Exabyte (1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) EBCDIC Extended Binary Code Decimal Interchange Code (IBM Corp.) ECMA European Computer Manufacturers Association ECSA Exchange Carriers Standards Association ED Ending Delimiter EDFA Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier EDI Electronic Data Interchange EDIFACT Electronic Data Interchange For […]

Acronyms in networking starting with 'D'

D-AMPS Digital Advanced Mobile Phone Service DA Destination Address DAC Data Acquisition and Control DACS Digital Access and Cross-connect System (AT&T) DAC Digital to Analog Converter DAP Demand Access Protocol DAP Directory Access Protocol DAS Dual Attached Station DASD Direct Access Storage Device (IBM Corp.) DAT Digital Audio Tape dB decibel DBA Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation […]

Acronyms in networking starting with 'N'

N-AMPS Narrowband Advanced Mobile Phone Service NAC Network Applications Consortium NAK Negative Acknowledge NAM Numeric Assignment Module NAP Network Access Point NAU Network Addressable Unit or Network Accessible Unit (IBM Corp.) NAUN Nearest Active Upstream Neighbor NC Network Computer NCP Network Control Program (IBM Corp.) NCP Network Control Point NCSA National Center for Supercomputer Applications […]

Acronyms in networking starting with 'M'

M (Mega) One Million (e.g., Mbps) ma milliamp MAC Media Access Control MAC Moves, Adds, Changes MAE Metropolitan Area Exchange MAN Metropolitan Area Network MAPI Messaging Applications Programming Interface (Microsft Corp.) MAS Multiple Address System MATV Metropolitan Antenna Television MAU Multistation Access Unit MB Megabyte (1,000,000 bytes) MCA Micro Channel Architecture (IBM Corp.) MCU Multipoint […]