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Communication Networks Economy by Daniel Battu

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Glossary

3G:
High-speed radio technology (between 1.5 and 3 Mbps).
4G:
Radio technology with speeds above 100 Mbps, even reaching 1 Gbps.
5G:
Radio technology with speeds exceeding several Gbps.
Accounting rate:
The rate agreed between administrations in a given relationship that is used for the establishment of international accounts (Rec. D.000).
ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line):
Allows a telephone line subscriber to receive all Internet-related services at a data rate 10 times higher than analog modems (ADSL reaching 7 Mbps and ADSL2+ reaching 20 Mbps).
ATM:
Asynchronous transfer mode.
B2B and C2C:
Business-to-Business, and Consumer-to-Consumer (or Customer-to-Customer) relationships.
Bluetooth:
Close range radio technology.
Broadband:
Regulatory authorities currently consider subscriber services between 30 and 100 Mbps to be broadband. Superfast broadband refers to connections above 100 Mbps.
CDN:
Content delivery network (multimedia).
Collection charge:
Charge established and collected by a network operator from its customers for the use of an international telecommunication service.
Cybersecurity:
All means and measures required to guarantee Internet security. “The state sought by a computer system to allow it to withstand all occurrences in cyberspace”.
Darknet:
System of anonymized and encrypted networks, including the Tor, I2P and FreeNet networks, which host sites carrying an unreferenced DNS address suffix.
Direct transit country:
Transit country through ...

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