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As with all technical subjects a jungle of a acronyms has arisen in order to confuse and bamboozle beginners. You may also suffer frustrations with network call centre staff who generally won’t have a clue about what you are wittering on about!

 

 

APN Access Point Name

AT Attention commands

CSD Circuit Switched Data

CTS Clear To Send

FTP File Transfer Protocol

GGSN Gateway GPRS Serving/Support Node

GPRS General Radio Packet Service

GPS Global Position System not be confused with GPRS

GSM Global System for Mobile communication

GTP GPRS Tunnelling Protocol

HTML Hyper Text Mark-up Language

HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol

HSCSD High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data

IP Internet Protocol

ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network

ISP Internet Service Provider

LCP Link Control Protocol

LLC Logical Link Control

MS Mobile Station

MT Mobile Terminated

NCP Network Control Protocol

OEM Other Equipment Manufacturer

PAP Password Authentication Protocol

PDP Packet Data Protocol

PDU Protocol Data Unit

PLMN Public Land Mobile Network

PPP Point to Point Protocol

QoS Quality Of Service

RLC Radio Link Control

RoHS Reduction of Hazardous Substances

SIM Subscriber Identity Module

SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

TCP Transmission Control Protocol

UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System).

Acronyms In The Cellular World