Text Messaging Codes – Not For Business Use

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Acronym: LNP

LNP – Local Number Portability This was defined in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as the “ability of users of telecommunications services to retain, at the same location, existing telecommunications numbers without impairment of quality, reliability, or convenience when switching from one telecommunications carrier to another.” In short allowing one to move their existing number […]

Acronym: RBOC

ROBC – Regional Bell Operating Company. With the divesture of ATT in 1984, seven regional companies, also called “Baby Bells” were formed to supply local telephone service with ATT as the Long-Distance Carrier. These seven companies were; Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, BellSouth, NYNEX, Pacific Telesis (also known as Pacific Bell), Southwestern Bell and US West. Not […]

Acronyms – What do they mean?

Many times just knowing what the acronym means gives one an idea of its purpose and how it’s used. Here is a list of some telecommunications acronyms. Telephony Acronyms: ACD (Automatic Call Director) CDR (Call Detail Recording) CLID (Calling Line IDentifaction) CSU/DSU (Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit) DNIS (Dialed Number Identification Service) ISDN (Integrated Services […]

Acronym: DNIS

DNIS – Dialed Number Identification Service This telecommunications feature delivers the telephone number that the caller dialed to the answering point. It’s a common feature used with 800 numbers. It can work by passing touch-tones digits or data information to equipment on the receiving end and can display the called number to an answering clerk, […]

Acronym: MPOP

MPOP – Minimum Point of Presence. I’ve also seen it listed as Minimum Point of Penetration. This is the point where a telecommunication provider will deliver their service. In most residential services this point is outside of the house at a NID (Network Interface Device)., Many times in Multi-family complexes such as apartments it may […]

Acronym: TN

This one isn’t easy. A lot of it may depend on the reason it is being used. In many cases it stands for Telephone Number. If working with a multiplex it could mean Time slot Number. If using a Nortel PBX it stands for Terminal Number. It could also be used to mean Telecommunications Network […]

What is TEM?

TEM. what is it? TEM is one of those acronyms that it depends on which field you are in to what it means. It could stand for Transmission Electron Microscopy. But it’s one of the many buzzwords in some businesses and it stands for Telecom Expense Management. TEM vendor’s claims are that they will increase […]

10 Ways to Conserve Energy

Recently I was invited to a 9th grade class to talk on ways to help the environment. I developed this 10 Ways list a few years ago giving ideas to conserve energy in the office. I handed it out to each of the students and the teacher with a plan to gloss over each item […]

Acronym: SMB

SMB For the purpose of this site SMB is a Small or Mid-sized Business. The U.S. Small Business Administration defines a small business as a business with less than 500 employees, the U.K. and the European Union under 50 employees and Australia under 20. It’s even harder to define where a business becomes a large […]