The following table lists terms, acronyms and abbreviations that could be used in this document.
|Term, Acronym or Abbreviation
||Application Programming Interface
Application Programming Interface. An API is a clearly defined method used by programmers to make requests of a computer operating system or another application. In the Java™ programming language, the API is a set of standard runtime libraries that allow access to the resources of a host computer.
||Average Revenue Per User
||Application Service Provider
An ASP deploys, hosts and manages access to a packaged application to multiple parties from a centrally managed facility. The applications are delivered over networks on a Subscription basis.
||Abstract Window Toolkit
Provides the Java GUI. Contained in the java.AWT package. (A package is a collection of importable classes.)
This is a credit reference-checking bureau.
Functions within the Telecommunications Operation Map which interact with the actual customer including Sales, Order Handling, Problem Handling, Customer QoS management and Invoicing and Collection of payments.
||Call Detail Record
Computer record containing data unique to a specific call. [This information is processed as a unit and contains such details as originating switch, terminating switch, call length and time of day.] (2) Processing of call-specific information -- start time, elapsed time, number dialed, date, and other pertinent customer data -- to provide call detail reports and invoices.
||Common Object Request Broker Architecture
It's an enterprise software architecture designed to allow disparate applications on different operating systems to operate together, transparently to the client software.
||Carriage Service Provider means as per section 7 of the
Telecommunications Act 1997.
||CSP ID means an identification code allocated to a CSP.
||Customer Service Representative
Customer Service Representatives answer consumer questions and resolve customer problems.
||Customer means a person to whom an MSN is Issued.
||Enterprise Java Beans
A component architecture for the development and deployment of object-oriented, distributed, enterprise-level applications. Applications written using the Enterprise JavaBeans architecture are scalable, transactional, and multi-user and secure.
||Electronic Serial Number
The unique identification number embedded in a wireless phone by the manufacturer.
||An abbreviation for "framework" that is used wherever appropriate.
||General Packet Radio System
A means of delivering a packet based data network to mobile handsets using a GSM network.
||Global System for Mobile communication is a digital mobile telephone system that uses a variation of time division multiple access.
||Graphic User Interface
A graphic based interface between a "user" and a computer.
||Home Location Register
Database in a cellular network that contains subscriber information; used in handing off calls to networks outside the subscriber's local area (roaming).
||Hyper Text Markup Language
The standard markup language used for documents on the World Wide Web.
An architecture defined in the ITU-T Q12xx recommendations which supports the provision of value added services in a communications network environment through the use of off-switch logic initiated via a Service Control Point.
||International Telecommunications Union
The ITU is an agency under the United Nations charged to define standards for international telecommunications. The ITU is the parent organ for ITU-T (formerly CCITT) and ITU-R (formerly CCIR).
||Java Advanced Intelligent Network Integrated Network
Application Programming Interfaces for the Java Platform.
||Mobile Directory Number
A 10-digit directory number used to call a wireless phone.
||Multimedia Message Service .
||Mobile carrier means a carrier that operates a Mobile Network.
||Mobile Network means the facilities operated by a carrier for the purposes of providing Public Mobile Telecommunications Services.
||Mobile Switching Center
A switch that provides stored program control for wireless call processing. Identifies the switching office that processes the cellular call.
||Mobile Service Number means a number, other than an analogue AMPS number, that has been allocated under the Numbering Plan to a CSP for the provision of a PMTS. Although all allocated MSNs used for a PMTS are portable, the Customer can port only those numbers issued to the Customer.
||Network means a carrier’s or CSP’s system, or series of systems that carries, or is capable of carrying communications by means of guided or unguided electromagnetic energy.
||Network Provider means an OASD, a TrSD or a PSD.
||Open Service Architecture, Open Service Access
||An Application Programming Interface created by the adoption by the JAIN community of the Parlay API for use by service providers outside the telco trusted domain or value added service providers with the telco domain.
||Public Switched Telephone Network
|Public Mobile Telecommunications Service
||Public Mobile Telecommunications Service has the meaning given by the Act.
||Quality of Service refers to the measure of service quality provided to the user.
||Relational Data Base Management System
||Return Of Investment
||Real-time Billing System
||Real-time Rating Engine
||Service capability Function
||Service Control Point
A computer database that holds information on IN services and subscribers and is separated from the switch, making it easier to introduce new services on the network.
||Service capability Server
||The command sent to the network to action changes to the services available as part of the Subscription. Typical examples are Service Orders to connect, disconnect, bar, unbar, and so on.
||Serving GPRS Support Node
A serving GPRS support node (SGSN) is responsible for the delivery of data packets from and to the mobile stations within its geographical service area.
||Subscriber Identity Module
The means to identify a Subscription. The SIM Number is a 19 or 20 digit number always beginning ‘89’ followed by some manufacturers codes, a unique serial number, and a check digits. Details of the Subscription are held on the handset using a SIM card – a smart chip – which can be moved between different handsets if required. Also on the SIM card is the IMSI number.
||Service Level Agreement
An agreement between an a service provider and a Customer company guaranteeing a certain level of service.
||Short Message Service
A service in GSM mobile networks allowing the transmission of short text messages (<160 characters) between mobile stations using a store-and-forward principle.
||Secure Sockets Layer
||Service Switching Point
A switch that can recognize IN calls and route and connect them under the direction of an SCP.
|Standard Hours of Operation
||Standard Hours of Operation means 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Standard Time ) from Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Standard Time ) on Saturday, unless otherwise agreed between CSPs on a bilateral basis.
||Standard Time means:
(a) Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT plus 10 hours);
(b) if Eastern Daylight Saving Time (GMT plus 11 hours) is in effect and when any eastern seaboard State has introduced Daylight Saving Time, at that time.
||A contract between a Subscriber and the network. The person(s) to whom Services are provided. May also be referred to as the Handset.
||The Java Swing package of classes is used to create GUI components for applets and applications.
||The set of rules defined to price the airtime used by the Subscription.
||Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
||Value Added Service
A service provided by a network that exceeds merely transporting user-originated information, such as message storage for later delivery, code conversion, electronic mail, etc.
||A CORBA-compliant object request broker that provides an environment for the development, deployment, and management of complex, distributed applications written in C++ or Java.
||Visiting Location Register
||User modeling and workflow environment for BEA WebLogic Collaborate.
||Extensible Markup Language is a flexible way to create common information formats and share both the format and the data on the World Wide Web, Corporate Intranets, and elsewhere.
||XML style sheet for formatting XML documents