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Telecommunications

Of or pertaining to the transmission of information over a distance, and the technology used to achieve this communication.

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payload

Telecommunications; Wireless communication

The user data that traverses a circuit or network, in contrast to signaling and control information and overhead.

physical layer

Telecommunications; Wireless communication

The services in the OSI protocol stack (layer 1) that provide the transmission of bits over the network medium. Also known as the "PHY" layer.

radio access network (RAN)

Telecommunications; Wireless communication

The wireless RF-based portion of a network providing access from a mobile terminal device (transmitter/receiver) to the core, or backbone, network of the radio service provider.

scheduling

Telecommunications; Wireless communication

The method by which threads, processes or data flows are given access to system resources (e.g. processor time, communications bandwidth).

segmentation

Telecommunications; Wireless communication

In packet networks, the breaking of large packets into multiple smaller packets (or IP frames) to meet limits on packet length.

sequence number

Telecommunications; Wireless communication

A field of the packet header that is used by the terminating endpoint to determine if the packets arrive in sequence.

signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR)

Telecommunications; Wireless communication

The ratio of the received strength of the desired signal to the received strength of undesired signals.