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15.1.2020 | Glossary

Blootooth is a standard for the short-range wireless interconnection of mobile phones, computers, and other electronic devices. This wireless technology enables digital devices to easily transfer files at high speed. It is common in many portable devices such as laptops, PDAs, mobile phones, smartphones and tablets.

Just other term being used to describe high speed internet service.

Cable Internet
Cable is a high speed connection that enables you to access the internet. It uses the same type of cable (connection) to access cable TV.

Cloud Storage
That actually means that third party servers that are made available for digital (data/file) storage of data. For example, you can store your family photos and important documents at those servers without buying expensive own devices..

Coverage Map
A map that shows you where you can go (or live) and still have a use of the internet or a 3G or 4G wireless network. Each internet service provider will have his own and  unique coverage map.

A general expression to describe content that someone might upload or download to their computer or phone via the internet, such as videos, emails, web pages and music.

A kind of internet connection that uses the phone lines to transmit data. DSL came right after dialup connections and was the first high speed internet connection. Speeds top out at 5-7 Mbps.

E-mail are messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network.

Facebook (Facebook on Myanmar)
Facebook is a social network platform where all the users can connect with their friends and family from all over the world. It allows much more features today ranking from commerce, advertising, chatting etc.

Fiber Optics
A type of internet connection that is produced from a thin glass fibers to transmit data.It has a huge capacity to tranfer a huge volumes of data during very short time period.

It is a special system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. You can implement a firewall in either hardware or software form.,You can also combine them. Firewalls prevent unauthorized internet users from accessing private networks connected to the internet, especially intranets.

Fair Usage Policy
Under Fair Usage Policy (FUP), data download limit is generally kept high so that majority of the customers do not reach that limit. At the time when the customers reach to certain data transfer limit (defined in their plan), speed will be reduced as described in the plan while unlimited data download is guaranteed at reduced (lowered) speed.

GBps is commonly used as an abbreviation for gigabytes per second.

Gbps is commonly used as an abbreviation for gigabits per second.

Guaranteed internet speed
It is a download speed at the rate at which data is transferred to your BT Hub. This will vary throughout the day and is likely to be slower during busy periods, especially between 8-10pm.

Google Chrome
It is a
 browser from Google. It is an open source program for accessing the World Wide Web and running Web-based applications.It was released in 2008 and issues several updates a year. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS operating systems.

A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. ... If you do not have a domain, the hosting companies will help you purchase one.

Hotspots are the areas where there is a wireless (wi-fi) internet signal available.

The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks

Interner browser
A web browser is a software program that allows a user to locate, access, and display web pages

Internet Service Provider
A company that provides internet access.

An intranet is a private network contained within a company that is used to securely share company information and computing resources among employees. An intranet is also used to facilitate working in groups and teleconferences.

IP address
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.

Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. This is in contrast to delivery through traditional terrestrial, satellite, and cable television formats. Unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the source media continuously.

ISDN means  "Integrated Services Digital Network." ISDN is a telecommunications technology that enables the transmission of digital data over standard phone lines. It is used widely for voice calls as well as data transfers.

kilobyte per second (kB/s) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to: 8,000 bits per second. 1,000 bytes per second. 8 kilobits per second.

The abbreviation bps is often used to mean bit/s, so that when a 1 Mbps connection is advertised, it usually means that the maximum achievable bandwidth is 1 Mbit/s(one million bits per second), which is 0.125 MB/s (megabyte per second), or about 0.1192 MiB/s (mebibyte per second).

The amount of delay for data to make a round trip. Usually measured in ms (milliseconds) when used when talking about internet connections. It is ussually much more important than the internet speed.

It is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer's hardware.

It is an abbreviation for long term evolution. A technology used for mobile internet. LTE is a 4G wireless communications standard developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) that's designed to provide up to 10x the speeds of 3G networks for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, notebooks and wireless hotspots.

It is an abbreviation of megabyte per second (MB/s) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to: 8,000,000 bits per second. 1,000,000 bytes per second. 1,000 kilobytes per second. 8 megabits per second.

The abbreviation bps is often used to mean bit/s, so that when a 1 Mbps connection is advertised, it usually means that the maximum achievable bandwidth is 1 Mbit/s(one million bits per second), which is 0.125 MB/s (megabyte per second)

The Difference between a Megabyte (MB) and a Megabit (Mb)
The difference between a Gigabyte (GB) and a Gigabit (Gb) is the same, with aGigabyte being 8 times larger than a Gigabit. Mbps means megabits per second. Mbis used for download and upload speed. MBps stands for megabytes per second.

A piece of equipment that changes analog waves to digital so that it can display on your computer. A modem connects you to the internet.

Mozilla Firefox
Firefox is a Web browser that is smaller, faster, and in some ways more secure than the Mozilla browser from which much of its code was originally derived. Compared to Internet Explorer, the most popular Web browser, Firefox gives users a cleaner interface and faster download speeds.

Peak Usage Time
The time of day when most people are using the internet simultaneously, usually after work in between 8-midnight.

Ping Rate
The ping is the reaction time of your connection–how fast you get a response after you have sent out a request. A fast ping means a more responsive connection, especially in applications where timing is everything (like video games). Ping is measured in milliseconds (ms). It is as well another term to describe latency.

An optional piece of equipment that sits between your modem and computer that takes the signal and sends it to other computers on your network wirelessly. Enterprise routers connect large organizations' networks to these core routers. It is a lower-capacity device that resides at the boundary of a LAN and connects it to a the public internet or a private wide area network (WAN) and/or external local area network (LAN).

It is a graphical web browser developed by Apple. First released on desktop in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version has been introduced with iOS devices since the iPhone's introduction in 2007. Safari is the default browser on Apple devices.

Speed of internet
The performance of an Internet connection, which is based on the number of bytes per second that data travels from the user's device to the Internet (upload) and from the Internet (download). Depending on the type of connection, the speed differs dramatically. The download rate is higher than the upload, because a short request to the website (upload) results in a much larger download of Web pages, images and videos.

Surge protector
It is an appliance that protects computers from power surges and brownouts by providing a buffer between a power source and the computer. it is highly recommended in Myanmar when the electricity is in a poor shape.

Stands for voice over internet protocol. A way to talk to someone on the phone using a microphone or web camera over the internet.

WiFi works off of the same principal as other wireless devices - it uses radio frequencies to send signals between devices.



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