31 relations: Carrier Ethernet, Communication protocol, Computer hardware, Computer network, Diagnosis, Ethernet, Ethernet in the first mile, Fault management, FCAPS, IEEE 802.1, IEEE 802.1ag, IEEE 802.1aq, International Telecommunication Union, Link Layer Discovery Protocol, Loopback, Maintenance (technical), MEF Forum, Metropolitan area network, NComm, Open Systems Interconnection, Operations management, Operations support system, P Router, Provider Backbone Bridge Traffic Engineering, Provider Edge, Provisioning, Synchronous optical networking, System administrator, Telecommunication, Telephony, Wide area network.
Carrier Ethernet is a marketing term for extensions to Ethernet to enable telecommunications network providers to provide Ethernet services to customers and to utilize Ethernet technology in their networks.
In telecommunication, a communication protocol is a system of rules that allow two or more entities of a communications system to transmit information via any kind of variation of a physical quantity.
Computer hardware includes the physical parts or components of a computer, such as the central processing unit, monitor, keyboard, computer data storage, graphic card, sound card and motherboard.
A computer network, or data network, is a digital telecommunications network which allows nodes to share resources.
Diagnosis is the identification of the nature and cause of a certain phenomenon.
Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies commonly used in local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN) and wide area networks (WAN).
Ethernet in the first mile (EFM) refers to using one of the Ethernet family of computer network protocols between a telecommunications company and a customer's premises.
In network management, fault management is the set of functions that detect, isolate, and correct malfunctions in a telecommunications network, compensate for environmental changes, and include maintaining and examining error logs, accepting and acting on error detection notifications, tracing and identifying faults, carrying out sequences of diagnostics tests, correcting faults, reporting error conditions, and localizing and tracing faults by examining and manipulating database information.
FCAPS is the ISO Telecommunications Management Network model and framework for network management.
IEEE 802.1 is a working group of the IEEE 802 project of the IEEE Standards Association.
IEEE 802.1ag (also CFM) (IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks Amendment 5: Connectivity Fault Management) is a standard defined by IEEE.
Shortest Path Bridging (SPB), specified in the IEEE 802.1aq standard, is a computer networking technology intended to simplify the creation and configuration of networks, while enabling multipath routing.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU; Union Internationale des Télécommunications (UIT)), originally the International Telegraph Union (Union Télégraphique Internationale), is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies.
The Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is a vendor-neutral link layer protocol in the Internet Protocol Suite used by network devices for advertising their identity, capabilities, and neighbors on an IEEE 802 local area network, principally wired Ethernet.
Loopback, or loop-back, refers to the routing of electronic signals, digital data streams, or flows of items back to their source without intentional processing or modification.
The technical meaning of maintenance involves operational and functional checks, servicing, repairing or replacing of necessary devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure, and supporting utilities in industrial, business, governmental, and residential installations.
The MEF, founded in 2001 as the Metro Ethernet Forum is a nonprofit international industry consortium, dedicated to adoption of Carrier Ethernet networks and services.
A metropolitan area network (MAN) is a that interconnects users with computer resources in a geographic area or region larger than that covered by even a large local area network (LAN) but smaller than the area covered by a wide area network (WAN).
NComm is one of the most popular shareware terminal programs used on the Commodore Amiga line of computers, especially for connecting to BBS systems via a modem connected to the telephone line.
The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) is a conceptual model that characterizes and standardizes the communication functions of a telecommunication or computing system without regard to its underlying internal structure and technology.
Operations management is an area of management concerned with designing and controlling the process of production and redesigning business operations in the production of goods or services.
Operations support systems (OSS), or operational support systems in British usage, are computer systems used by telecommunications service providers to manage their networks (e.g., telephone networks).
In Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), a P Router or Provider Router is a Label Switch Router (LSR) that functions as a transit router of the core network.
Provider Backbone Bridge Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE) is an approved telecommunications networking standard, IEEE 802.1Qay-2009.
A Provider Edge router (PE router) is a router between one network service provider's area and areas administered by other network providers.
In telecommunication, provisioning involves the process of preparing and equipping a network to allow it to provide new services to its users.
Synchronous optical networking (SONET) and synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) are standardized protocols that transfer multiple digital bit streams synchronously over optical fiber using lasers or highly coherent light from light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
A system administrator, or sysadmin, is a person who is responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems; especially multi-user computers, such as servers.
Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds or information of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems.
Telephony is the field of technology involving the development, application, and deployment of telecommunication services for the purpose of electronic transmission of voice, fax, or data, between distant parties.
A wide area network (WAN) is a telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance/place.