(1) Capitalized, COMSAT is Short for Communications Satellite Corporation, the company that was created in 1962 with the passage of the Communications Satellite Act. COMSAT was established as a carrier’s carrier, meaning it cannot sell satellite circuits directly to customers, but only to wholesale communications carriers for resale. In August 2000 Lockheed Martin Corp., which owned 49 percent of the satellite company, was the successful purchaser of all the remaining shares of Comsat Corp. Today COMSAT still sells satellite circuits. However, it also operate as the United States signatory to Intelsat and Inmarsat.
(2) A general term often used to refer to any communications satellite.
To link together or join. For example, concatenating the three words in, as, and much yields the single word inasmuch. Computer manuals often refer to the process of concatenating strings, a string being any series of characters. You can also concatenate files by appending one to another.
- concatenated SMS
An extension to the short message service (SMS) that allows messages longer than 160 alpha-numeric characters with 7-bit character encoding to be sent using a mobile phone. The longer concatenated SMS text messages are broken down and sent as multiple smaller messages. The recipient’s mobile phone assembles the messages back into one long message. Concatenated […]
The act of linking together two or more objects.
A type of multiplexor that combines multiple channels onto a single transmission medium in such a way that all the individual channels can be simultaneously active. For example, ISPs use concentrators to combine their dial-up modem connections onto faster T-1 lines that connect to the Internet. Concentrators are also used in local-area networks (LANs) to […]
Referring to an action that takes place only if a specific condition is met. Conditional expressions are one of the most important components of programming languages because they enable a program to act differently each time it is executed, depending on the input. Most programming languages use the word if for conditional expressions. For example, […]