Glossary

W

W3C
World Wide Web Consortium
Wavelength
The length of one complete wave cycle. Wavelength services use WDM technology to meet carrier requirements for increased network capacity in key locations to support internet, video and multimedia streaming applications.
WCDMA
Wideband CDMA
WDM
Wavelength division multiplexing: provides a way of increasing the capacity of an optical fibre by using different wavelengths (colours) of laser light to carry different signals on a single optical fibre.
Whiteboarding
Voice calls made over the internet (using VoIP) whereby the communicating parties can share images on screen.
Wifi
Wireless fidelity: generic term used to describe wireless LAN technologies falling within the 802.11 family of standards.
Wimax
Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access: Equipment interoperability of the IEEE 802.16 standard for wireless data transfer with a speed of 10Mbps at 10 km range (though considerably higher speeds and ranges can bereached under ideal circumstances). Wimax is particularly suited for use in remote locations with sparse populations and a flat terrain, where wireline infrastructure would be too costly to deploy.
WLAN
Wireless LAN (aka Wifi).
WLR
Wholesale line rental