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What is augmented reality?
10 Nov 2012

The term augmented reality (AR) was first coined in the 1990s by Tom Caudell, a researcher for aircraft manufacturer Boeing, to describe a digital display viewed through a headset which guided workers through electrical wires in an aircraft.

What is spectrum?
15 Oct 2012

Spectrum is the electromagnetic bandwidth needed to operate communications systems including, TV, radio, GPS and mobile. It specifically refers to the range on which wireless signals are sent.

What is Bi-PON?
03 Sep 2012

This year the GreenTouch initiative, an alliance dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of ICT networks by a factor of 1,000, released a prototype for reducing energy consumption in fibre networks.

What is a DDoS attack?
07 Aug 2012

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are an attempt by an individual or group to make a machine or network resource unavailable.

What is C3PO?
11 May 2012

The C3PO research project, which stands for Colourless and Coolerless Components for Low Power Optical Networks, is seeking to address the issue of growing power consumption in optical networks.

What is vectoring technology?
01 Mar 2012

Vectoring technology has emerged as a means of increasing broadband speeds without investing in an extensive fibre roll-out.

What is telecoms corporate social responsibility?
17 Feb 2012

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The term first came into common use in the late 1960s and early 1970s, after the term ‘stakeholder’ was formed by multinational corporations to define the impact an organisation’s activities can have an on a social environment. CSR can be considered part of a company’s mission and a guide to what it stands for and will uphold to its customers. Like many other market sectors, carriers have also been strongly adopting CSR as part of their business strategy.

What are FD LTE and TD LTE?
11 Jan 2012

Frequency division (FD) LTE and Time division (TD) LTE are two different standards of 4G LTE technology.