Short for interconnection agreement, a contract between a requesting carrier or CLEC and an ILEC for UNEs, collocation, resale, access to poles, conduits and right of way, physical interconnection and compensation for the exchange of traffic between the two networks.
Section 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 sets out the methods to secure an IA and a few of the substantive requirements. Section 251 provides additional substantive guidance. In addition, Part 51 of the FCC’s rules further flesh out the statutory requirements for substance and process.
Short for Internet International Ad Hoc Committee, the international organization responsible for managing the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). The Committee was dissolved on May 1, 1997
Short for Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, an organization working under the auspices of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) that is responsible for assigning new Internet-wide IP addresses.
- Internet Access Provider (IAP)
Short for Internet Access Provider, a company that provides access to the Internet. IAPs generally provide dial-up access through a modem and PPP connection, though companies that offer Internet access with other devices, such as cable modemsor wireless connections, could also be considered IAPs. The terms IAPs and ISP (Internet Service Providers) are often used […]
Short for Inter-Asterisk eXchange, IAX is the native Asterisk PBX protocol and is now supported by many VoIP platforms. It has a number of advantages over SIP including bandwidth efficiency, it uses a single UDP port, 4569, so it slides through NAT with ease, and since it is a binary protocol, it is more difficult […]
Short for International Business Machines, the largest computer company in the world. IBM started in 1911 as a producer of punch card tabulating machines. In 1953, it introduced its first computer, the 701. During the 60’s and 70’s, IBM came to dominate the new field of mainframe and minicomputers. In 1981, IBM launched its first […]