Short for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, a 3G mobile technology that will deliver broadband information at speeds up to 2Mbit s/sec.
Besides voice and data, UMTS will deliver audio and video to wireless devices anywhere in the world through fixed, wireless and satellite systems.
Short for Universal Naming Convention or Uniform Naming Convention, a PC format for specifying the location of resources on a local-area network (LAN). UNC uses the following format: \\server-name\shared-resource-pathname So, for example, to access the file test.txt in the directory examples on the shared server silo,you would write: \\silo\examples\test.txt You can also use UNC to […]
Short for unbundled network element, parts of a network that ILECs are required to offer to their customers on an unbundled basis. Important to CLEC telecommunications networking is the availability of UNEs (through a collocation arrangement). UNEs are defined by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as any “facility or equipment used in the provision of […]
Short for unbundled network elements-platform, the FCC ruling requiring ILECs to make their network facilities (i.e., UNEs) available to CLECs at rates determined by state public utility commissions. The general theory behind the UNE-P ruling is that it maintains fair competition among local carriers.
- User-to-Network Interface (UNI)
A term used in ATM and Frame Relay networks, UNI is the interface between the ATM end user and a private ATM switch. It also can represent the interface between a private ATM switch and the public carrier ATM network.
- UNIX Operating System
Pronounced yoo-niks, a popular multi-user, multitasking operating system developed at Bell Labs in the early 1970s. Created by just a handful of programmers, UNIX was designed to be a small, flexible system used exclusively by programmers. UNIX was one of the first operating systems to be written in a high-level programming language, namely C. This […]