WiMAX - Useful Acronyms

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AcronymDescription
AAAAuthentication, Authorization, and Accounting
AASAdvanced Antenna Systems
ADSLAsymmetric Digital Subscriber Loop
AES Advanced Encryption Standard
ARQAutomatic Repeat Request
ASNAccess Services Network
ASPApplication Service Provider
BPSK Binary Phase Shift Keying
BWA Broadband Wireless Access
CCK Complementary Coded Keying
CLEC Competitive Local Exchange Carrier
CIR Committed Information Rate
CSMA/CA Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance
CSMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (Ethernet)
DCF Distributed Control Function
DES Digital Encryption Standard
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DSSS Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
EDCA Enhanced Distributed Control Access
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute
ED-VO Enhanced Version-Data Only (Data Optimized)
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FDD Frequency Division Duplex
FDX Full Duplex
FEC Forward Error Correction
FHSS Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
Hz Hertz (Prefix Kilo = Thousands, Mega = Millions, Giga = Billions)
HARQ Hybrid-ARQ
HIPERMAN High-Performance Metropolitan Area Network
HUMAN High-speed Unlicensed Metropolitan Area Network
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
ILEC Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISM Industrial, Scientific, and Medical
ITU International Telecommunications Union
LAN Local Area Network
LR Location Register
LS Least Squares
MAC Media Access Control
MBS Multicast Broadcast Service
MIMO Multiple Input-Multiple Output
MMDS Multi-channel Multipoint Distribution Service
MMS Multimedia Messaging Service
MPDU MAC Protocol Data Unit
MS Mobile Station
MS Mobile Station
NLOS Non-Line-of-Sight
NWG Network Working Group
OFDM Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
PCF Point Control Function
PoP Point of presence
x-QAM x-level Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QoS Quality of Service
QPSK Quadrature Phase Shift Keying
RC4 Ron.s Code-4
SIM Subscriber Identity Module
SONET Synchronous Optical Network Interface
TDD Time Division Duplex
TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
U-NII Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure
VoIP Voice over IP
VPN Virtual Private Network
WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy
Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity
WiMax Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access
WISP Wireless Internet Service Provider
WLAN Wireless LAN
WMAN Wireless Metropolitan Area Network
WME Wi-Fi Multimedia Extensions
WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access
WRAN Wireless Regional Area Network
WSM Wi-Fi Scheduled Multimedia
WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access
ZF Zero Forcing


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