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Telecom Egypt - Egyptian telecoms encyclopaedia
Category: Electronics and Engineering > Egyptian telecoms encyclopaedia
Date & country: 10/11/2010, EG
Words: 19


ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line; a new technology that provides high transmission speeds for video and voice to homes over ordinary copper telephone wire.

Carrier`s carrier
A network operator who provides network services to other telecommunications companies

Cash Flow
is a term that refers to the amount of cash being received and spent by a business during a defined period of time.

CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access; is a channel access method utilized by various wireless interface technology for mobile networks based on spectral spreading of the radio signal and channel division by code domain.

EBITDA Margin
EBITDA/ Operating Revenues

EPS
Earnings per Share

Free Cash Flow
Free Cash Flow = Net Income + (Depreciation / Amortization) – changes in working capital – capital expenditures. It can also be calculated by taking operating cash flow and subtracting capital expenditures.

GDP
Gross Domestic Product; GDP of a country is one of the ways of measuring the size of its economy. GDP is defined as the total market value of all final goods and services produced within a given country in a given period of time (usually a calendar year).

GPRS
General Packet Radio Service; is a packet oriented Mobile Data Service available to users of Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). It allows higher data transmission rates in GSM networks.

GSM
Global System for Mobile Communications; is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the world.

IP
Internet Protocol; is a data-oriented protocol used for communicating data across a packet-switched internetwork.

ISP
Internet Service Provider; is a business or organization that provides consumers or businesses access to the Internet and related services.

MCIT
Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology

MOU
Minutes of Usage; Monthly average of outgoing and incoming traffic in minutes per average number of users in the period

NTRA
Egyptian National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

SAC
Subscriber Acquisition Cost.

SME
Small Medium Enterprise; are companies whose headcount or turnover falls below certain limits.

Teledensity
Telecommunications penetration expressed as a percentage of population

VOIP
Voice Over Internet Protocol; is a protocol optimized for the transmission of voice through the Internet or other packet switched networks.