LCD Liquid Crystal Display

LLU Local Loop Unbundling is the process of allowing telecommunications operators to use the twisted-pair telephone connections from the telephone exchange’s central office to the customer premises.

NIPA National Income and Product Accounts use double entry accounting to report the monetary value and sources of output produced in a country and the distribution of incomes that production generates.

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OLED Organic Light Emitting Diode

SEC Securities and Exchange Commission

TCP/IP The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP) are sets of communications protocols that implement the protocol stack on which the Internet and most commercial networks run.

VAT Value-Added Tax

VOIP Voice over Internet Protocol is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or through any other IP-based network.

WDM Wavelength-division multiplexing is a technology that multiplexes multiple optical carrier signals on a single optical fiber by using different wavelengths (colors) of laser light to carry different signals.

WiFi A technology for wireless local area networks. Designed to be used for mobile computing devices such as laptops, it is increasingly used for applications including Internet access, gaming, and basic connectivity of consumer electronics such as televisions and DVD players.

WiMAX Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. WiMAX is a standards-based wireless technology that provides high-throughput broadband connections over long distances. WiMAX can be used for a number of applications, including “last mile” broadband connections, hotspots and cellular backhaul, and high-speed enterprise connectivity for business.

WTO World Trade Organization



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