There are many acronyms used in the telecoms and IT industry and our old favourites are the soon to be redundant CLIP and CLOP. A possible contender for the favourite spot is WYSIWYG (pronounced wizziwig). Here are a few other common acronyms explained…
VOIP – Voice over Internet Protocol; calls made over the internet.
FTTC/P – Fibre to the Cabinet/Premises; does what it says on the tin!
PSTN – Public Switched Telephone Network; the old telephone legacy network.
CLIP – Calling Line Inbound Presentation; see who’s calling you.
CLOP – Calling Line Outbound Presentation; lets the recipient see your number.
CLI – Calling Line Identity; your telephone number.
DNS – Domain Name Server; this can help recognise an IP address used by a domain name.
FTP – File Transport Protocol; moving files between computers using the Internet.
CPU – Central Processing Unit; this is like the computer’s brain.
WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get; an interface that enables the end result to be similar to what’s in progress.
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