Category: Telecom Terms, Business Tips and Industry Tidbits

Bluetooth. The name, the facts.

In the event you’ve always assumed that Bluetooth was the last name of its inventor (Bobby Bluetooth, Horatio Bluetooth, Philip G. Bluetooth, Leroy Bluetooth…), the name comes from Harald Gormsson, a Norwegian and Danish king […]

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IPv6

The IP addresses you’ve been used to seeing for the past several decades are IPv4. They’re 32-bit numbers and look like this―23.217.138.110. Familiar-looking, right? Well, here’s the issue—we’ve been running out of them for a […]

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WDM (Wave Division Multiplexing)

It’s estimated that 90% of the data in existence today was created in the past 2 years and approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. That’s a lot of data. Naturally, this ginormous (it’s […]

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Outside Plant

In the world of telecommunications, outside plant refers to any physical element that helps connect the LEC’s central office to customers’ demarcation point. It’s really the local loop as defined by its physical elements and […]

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Routers and Modems

In the good old days (in technology, that means anywhere from 5 to 15 years ago), you only needed a modem to connect to the Internet. It’s still all you’d need in the event only […]

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