An Ethernet standard that supports Ethernet frames with two VLAN tags.
These VLAN identifiers are referred to as Service VLAN ID or SVID. Outer tag, and Customer VLAN ID or CVID, Inner tag.
An Ethernet satndard that uses the 3-bit PCP field in 802.1q VLAN tags to advise the network as to what class of service should be applied to the transport of the frame.
- 802.3/Ethernet II
Ethernet standards that define the format of standard untagged Ethernet frames.
- Access Speed
The access speed of a circuit
- Access Tail
The logical point to point connection between the MC device at the end user site and the service provider facing port on the EAS node.
- Access Zone Classification
e.g. CBD, Metro, Urban, C, D, E
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. A data communications technology that enables fast data transmission over copper telephone-grade lines.
- Asynchronous Transmission
A serial data transmission method in which each character is transmitted as a self contained unit. Transmission is controlled by start and stop elements at the beginning and end of each character. Also called Star-Stop transmission.
- ATA Voice Service
PSDN service over UFB (as per the ATA Voice Service Description)
Asynchronous Transfer Mode. A transfer mode in which the information is organised into cells. It is asynchronous in the sense that the recurrence of cells containing information from an individual user is not necessarily periodic.
- Automated Pre-qualification
Means the automated delivery of information on the availability of services at a given address via the OSS/BSS.
The range of frequencies assigned to a channel or system. The difference expressed in Hertz between the highest and lowest frequencies of a band.
Means the Chorus baseband product. The baseband product is a technology neutral voice input service that will be bundled with a broadband product but can be provided on a standalone basis should a customer not require a broadband connection
- Basic UBA
Basic Unbundled Bitstream Access
- Basic UBA Access
The portion of the Basic UBA service between the ETP and the DSLAM.
- Business as usual - the ongoing, everyday operation of businesses, processes and systems.
- Best Industry Practice
Means the exercise of the skill, diligence, prudence, foresight and judgement, as determined by reference to good international practice generally applied in OECD countries, which would be expected from a highly skilled and experienced person under the same or similar circumstances to those applicable under the UFB Services.
A contraction of the term Binary Digit. A bit can either be 0 or 1, OFF/On and is the smallest possible unit of information making up a character or word in digital code.
Transmission of charactter stream (i.e. a Data Stream, not a transmission protocol).
- Bitstream Services
Services described in the Service Descriptions for Bitstream 2, 3, 3a, 4, ATA Voice, Multicast and UFB Handover Connection.
Bits per second. A measure of information transfer. The number of bits passing a point per second.
High speed internet connection.
Business Support Systems. These deal with the management of orders, product, customers and revenue
- Build Cost
Cost for the LFC to build the co-location footprint requested.
- Build Time
Time for the LFC to build the co-location Footprint requested measured from the time the Quote is accepted.
- Bulk Service Request
Transfer or new connection of a large volume of service instances (see relevant Operations Manual)
- Bursty applications
The length of the gaps between data transmissions exceed the length of the transmissions themselves. These include credit card verification, hotel and airline reservation applications and banking transactions.
- Business Connection
Connection requested by a Service Provider in relation to an End User that is a Business (excluding an NBAP Connection).