2.5G (Abbreviation) See GPRS: [1]
2G (Abbreviation) Second Generation: Original Mobile Network Voice Platform [1]
3G (Abbreviation) Third Generation: Enhanced Mobile Voice/Data Network/Platform [1]
3GPP (Abbreviation) 3rd Generation Partnership Project: [1]
4G (Abbreviation) Fourth Generation: 4G is the fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology, succeeding 3G, and preceding 5G [1]
AB (Acronym) As Built Drawings: As-built drawings are produced by the contractor and compared with the original design documents to identify any changes made during construction. [2]
AB_Issd (Abbreviation) As Built Drawings Issued Date: The Date the Drawings were issued by the Design Office or Design Administration to the Distribution list defined with the design process [2]
ACR (Acronym) Additional Cost Report: Report detailing additional costs [1]
ADC (Acronym) Acquisition Design and Construction: The Process from Initial site search through Acquisition, Design, Planning and Construction. [2]
AN (Abbreviation) Access Network: [1]
ANDSF (Abbreviation) Access Network Discovery & Selection Function: [1]
ANR (Abbreviation) Automatic Neighbour Relation: [1]
AP (Abbreviation) Access Point: [1]
API (Abbreviation) Application Programming Interface: [1]
APN (Abbreviation) Access Point Name: [1]
Apvd (Abbreviation) Approved: [2]
ARU (Abbreviation) Adaptive Radio Unit: [1]
ASC (Acronym) Area Sites Controller: [1]
ATA (Abbreviation) Analogue Terminal Adapter: [1]
ATP (Acronym) Access Transmission Project: Joint Venture between Siemens and Vodafone to dish link existing networks. [1]
AuC (Abbreviation) Authentication Centre: [1]
BAU (Acronym) Business As Usual: General Term for normal projects within Company [2]
BG (Abbreviation) Border Gateway: [1]
BOT (Abbreviation) Build Operate Transfer: [1]
BRAS (Abbreviation) Broadband Remote Access Server: [1]
BRN (Acronym) Build Request Notice: [2]
BSC (Abbreviation) Base Station Controller: [1]
BSC (Acronym) Base station Controller: The BSC handles allocation of radio channels, receives measurements from the mobile phones, controls handovers from BTS to BTS [1]
BSS (Abbreviation) Base Station System: [1]
BT MSL (Description) British Telecoms Managed Services Limited: BTMSL is the centre for the management of other Communication Providers networks. [1]
BTS (Abbreviation) Base Transceiver Station: [1]
BTS (Acronym) Base Transceiver Station: Contains the equipment for transmitting and receiving of radio signals (transceivers), antennas, and equipment for encrypting and decrypting communications with the base station controller (BSC). [1]
BYOD (Abbreviation) Bring Your Own Device: [1]
CA (Abbreviation) Carrier Aggregation: [1]
CAGR (Abbreviation) Compound Annual Growth Rate: [1]
CASR (Acronym) Confirmation of Accepted Site Requirements: [1]
CC (Abbreviation) Component Carrier: [1]
CCI (Acronym) Crown Castle International: Former name of National Grid Wireless [1]
CDM (Acronym) Construction Design and Management: The CDM 2007 Regulations apply to most common building, civil engineering and engineering construction work. If required, the HSE should be notified in writing before construction work starts using an from F10. [2]
CDMA (Abbreviation) Code Division Multiple Access: [1]
Cellnet (Description) Now Called O2: Cellnet was one of the original two analogue networks, a joint venture between BT PLC and Securicor [2]
CM (Acronym) Construction Manager: [2]
CN (Abbreviation) Core Network: [1]
COMP (Abbreviation) Coordinated Multipoint Transmission: [1]
COO (Abbreviation) Capacity & Coverage Optimization: [1]
CPHSP (Acronym) Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan: Construction. Phase Health and Safety Plan [1]
CS (Abbreviation) Circuit Switched: [1]
CSFB (Abbreviation) Circuit Switched Fall Back: [1]
CSG (Abbreviation) Closed Subscriber Group: [1]
CSP (Abbreviation) Content Service Provider: [1]
CSR (Acronym) Confirmation of Site Requirements: [1]
CTIL (Acronym) Cornerstone: Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited (CTIL) was founded in 2012 as a joint venture between Vodafone and Telefónica [1]
CVI (Acronym) Close Visual Inspection: [1]
D&B (Acronym) Design and Build: The Design and Build Process of a site that has previously been legally Acquired. [2]
DD (Acronym) Detailed Design Drawings: [2]
DD_Issd (Abbreviation) Detailed Design Issued Date: The Date the Drawings were issued by the Design Office or Design Administration to the Distribution list defined with the design process [2]
DeNB (Abbreviation) Donor eNB: [1]
DNO (Acronym) Distribution Network Operator (Supersedes REC): Companies licensed to distribute electricity in Great Britain by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets. [1]
DNS (Acronym) Discreet Neighbourhood Site: [1]
DoS (Abbreviation) Denial of Service: [1]
DRNC (Abbreviation) Drift Radio Network Controller: [1]
DSA (Acronym) Direct/Designated Search Area: [1]
DSL (Abbreviation) Digital Subscriber Line: [1]
DSLAM (Abbreviation) DSL Access Module: [1]
DSMIP (Abbreviation) Dual Stack Mobile IP: [1]
EAA (Acronym) Early Access Agreement: [2]
EAL (Acronym) Early Access Letter: [2]
EE (Acronym) Everything Everywhere: Including the Acquisitions of The T-Mobile (Deutsche Telekom) and Orange Networks [2]
EIR (Abbreviation) Equipment Identification Register: [1]
ELT (Acronym) Ericsson Telecommunications Limited: [1]
eNB (Abbreviation) EUTRA Node B: [1]
Enhancer (Description) Boosts a low signal between Masts: [1]
EPC (Abbreviation) Evolved Packet Core: [1]
EPS (Abbreviation) Evolved Packet System: [1]
E-UTRAN (Abbreviation) Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Access Network: [1]
F10 (Description) F10 Form: Form to notify the HSE of a proposed construction project [2]
FAP (Abbreviation) Femtocell Access Point: [1]
Fcast (Abbreviation) Forecast e.g. Fcast Access = Forecast Access: [2]
FCS (Abbreviation) Femtocell Convergence Server: [1]
FDD (Abbreviation) Frequency Division Duplex: [1]
FEA (Acronym) Final Engineering Approval: [2]
FFS (Abbreviation) For Further Study: [1]
FNG (Abbreviation) Femtocell Network Gateway: [1]
FSM (Abbreviation) Femtocell Service Manager: [1]
FTTC (Abbreviation) Fibre To The Cabinet: A Broadband internet connection which, instead of using your existing copper phone line all the way from the telephone exchange to your house or office, uses a fiber-optic connection from the exchange to the nearest street cabinet [1]
FTTP (Abbreviation) Fibre To The Premises: [1]
GAA (Acronym) General Arrangement Approval: Client Approval of the General Arrangement Drawings [2]
GE (Abbreviation) Gigabit Ethernet: [1]
GF (Acronym) Green Field: A piece of previously undeveloped land, in a city or rural area, either currently used for agriculture, landscape design, or just left to nature. [2]
GLN (Acronym) Greater London: [1]
GMSC (Abbreviation) Gateway MSC: [1]
GPRS (Abbreviation) General Packet Radio Service: Otherwise known as 2.5 to support voice and low speed data [1]
GPS (Abbreviation) Global Positioning System: [1]
GSM (Abbreviation) Global System for Mobile Communications: [1]
GSN (Abbreviation) GPRS Service Node: [1]
GSS (Acronym) Group Selecting Sites: [1]
GTP-U (Abbreviation) GPRS Tunnelling Protocol - User plane: [1]
GW (Abbreviation) Gateway: [1]
HCS (Acronym) Home Counties South: [1]
HeNB (Abbreviation) Home eNB: [1]
HetNet (Abbreviation) Heterogeneous Network: [1]
HGSS (Abbreviation) Home Gateway Server System: [1]
HLR (Abbreviation) Home Location Register: HLR is an abbreviation of Home Location Register. This is part of the telecommunication infrastructure used in mobile networks to store information about subscribers and it supports connection pooling. [1]
HNB (Abbreviation) Home Node B: [1]
HOT's (Acronym) Head of Term's: [1]
HSDPA (Abbreviation) High Speed Downlink Packet Access: [1]
HSPA (Abbreviation) High Speed Packet Access: [1]
HSS (Abbreviation) Home Subscriber Server: [1]
HSUPA (Abbreviation) High Speed Uplink Packet Access: [1]
I&C (Acronym) Installation and Commissioning: [1]
IBS (Abbreviation) In Building Solution: [1]
ICIC (Abbreviation) Inter-Cell Interference Coordination: [1]
ICNIRP (Acronym) International Council on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection: From 2019 thi sis also referred to as PUBLIC RF EXPOSURE GUIDELINES. The ICNIRP standard is used in most European countries and is gaining acceptance in many other countries throughout the world outside of North America. [1]
IEA (Acronym) Initial Engineers Approval: [2]
IMS (Abbreviation) IP Multimedia Subsystem: [1]
IP NGN (Abbreviation) IP Next-Generation Network: [1]
IP (Abbreviation) Internet Protocol: [1]
ISDN (Abbreviation) Integrated Services Digital Network: [1]
ISSA (Acronym) Issue Site Share Application: [1]
Issd (Abbreviation) Issued: [2]
ISSF (Acronym) Initial Site Survey Form: [1]
LAN (Abbreviation) Local Area Network: [1]
LBC (Acronym) Listed Building Consent: Listed Building Consent is required in order to carry out any works to a Listed Building which will affect its special value for listing purposes. This will almost certainly be necessary for any major works, but may also be necessary for minor alterations and possibly even repairs and maintenance. [2]
LD (Acronym) Legal Drawings / Lease Drawings: [2]
LD_Issd (Abbreviation) Legal / Lease Drawings Issued Date: The Date the Drawings were issued by the Design Office or Design Administration to the Distribution list defined with the design process [2]
LIE (Abbreviation) Long Term Evolution: [1]
LIPA (Abbreviation) Local IP Access: [1]
LL (Acronym) Landlord: [2]
LN (Acronym) Licensed Notification: Process to advise the LPA of permitted development under Class A Part 24 of the Town and County Planning Order 1985. [2]
LOS (Acronym) Line of Sight: Line-of-sight transmission means the transmitting and receiving antennae can "see" each other and transmit directly without the need of a repeater. [1]
LOSS (Acronym) Line of Sight Survey: A Survey to establish the Line of Sight between two given points. [1]
LTA (Acronym) O2 Term for Heads of Terms (HOTS): [1]
MAC (Abbreviation) Medium Access Control: [1]
MBNL (Description) Consolidation joint venture between 3 UK and EE: 50/50 joint venture company owned by 3 UK and T-Mobile (UK). Was formed for network consolidation on the 18th December 2007. [2]
MG (Abbreviation) Media Gateway: [1]
MGA (Abbreviation) Next Generation Access: [1]
MGC (Abbreviation) Media Gateway Controller: [1]
MGN (Abbreviation) Next Generation Network: [1]
MIMO (Abbreviation) Multiple Input Multiple Output : [1]
MLB (Abbreviation) Mobility Load Balancing: [1]
MME (Abbreviation) Mobility Management Entity : [1]
MMI (Abbreviation) Man-Machine Interface: [1]
MNO (Abbreviation) Mobile Network Operator : [1]
MRO (Abbreviation) Mobility Robustness Optimization : [1]
MS (Abbreviation) Mobile Station: [1]
MSA (Acronym) Multi Site Agreement: A legal agreement, Early Access Letter of Heads of Terms that covers a large number of sites. [1]
MSAN (Abbreviation) Multi Service Access Node: [1]
MSC (Abbreviation) Mobile-services Switching Centre : [1]
MSO (Acronym) Major Site Owner: [1]
MSP (Abbreviation) Mobile Service Provider: [1]
MSV (Acronym) Multi Skilled Visit: A site visit with a variety of personnel with a range of differing skills. [2]
MTTR (Abbreviation) Mean Time To Repair: [1]
MVNO (Abbreviation) Mobile virtual network operator: Example: Tesco Mobile & Virgin Mobile [2]
NEDL (Description) Division of CE Electric (See DNO): [1]
NRSWA (Acronym) New Roads and Street Works Act 1991: [1]
OEM (Abbreviation) Operations and Maintenance: [1]
OFDMA (Abbreviation) Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access: [1]
OLT (Abbreviation) Optical Line Termination: [1]
OMC-R (Abbreviation) Operations and Maintenance Centre - Radio: [1]
OMV (Acronym) Open Market Value: The best price which might reasonably be expected to be obtained at arms' length for an interest in a property. [2]
One2One (Description) One2One Telecoms: One2One if the Former trading name of T-Mobile [1]
ONT (Abbreviation) Optical Network Termination: [1]
OPCS (Acronym) Orange Personal Communications Services: [2]
OSS (Abbreviation) Operational Support Systems: [1]
OTN (Abbreviation) Optical Transport Network: [1]
PANS (Abbreviation) Panoramic Photography: Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialised equipment or software, that captures images with elongated or 360 degree filed of view. [2]
PCC (Abbreviation) Primary Carrier Component: [1]
PCeIl (Abbreviation) Primary Serving Cell: [1]
PCN (Acronym) Personal Communications Network: [1]
PCN (Acronym) Public Carrier Networks: [1]
PD (Acronym) Planning Drawings: [2]
PD_Issd (Abbreviation) Planning Drawings Issued Date: The Date the Drawings were issued by the Design Office or Design Administration to the Distribution list defined with the design process [2]
PDCP (Abbreviation) Packet Data Convergence Protocol: [1]
PDG (Abbreviation) Packet Data Gateway: [1]
PDH (Abbreviation) Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy: [1]
PDU (Abbreviation) Protocol Data Unit: [1]
PDV (Abbreviation) Packet Delay Variations: [1]
PGAD (Acronym) Plant General Arrangement Drawings: High Level Drawings showing the General layout of the site. [2]
PLMN (Abbreviation) Public Land Mobile Network: [1]
PoC (Abbreviation) Push-to-talk over Cellular: [1]
POC (Acronym) Proof of Contribution: Percentage Value/Profit margin where 100% would indicate no costs, and 0% would indicate no profit. 105 would be low profit, 90% would be high profit. [2]
PPP (Abbreviation) Point-to-Point Protocol: [1]
PRC (Abbreviation) Primary Reference Clock: [1]
PRM (Acronym) Property Risk Management: Property Risk Management [1]
PRS (Abbreviation) Primary Reference Source: [1]
PS (Abbreviation) Packet Switched: [1]
PS (Acronym) Professional Services: [1]
PSC (Abbreviation) Packet Switch Capable: [1]
PSTN (Abbreviation) Public Switched Telephone Network: [1]
PTW (Acronym) Permit to Work: [1]
QoE (Abbreviation) Quality of Experience : [1]
QoS (Abbreviation) Quality of Service: [1]
RAC (Acronym) Regional Acquisition Coordinator: [1]
RAM (Acronym) Regional Accounts Manager: [2]
RAM (Acronym) Regional Acquisition Manager: [1]
RAN (Abbreviation) Radio Access Network : [1]
RDP (Acronym) Radio Design Planner: The Network Radio Design planner [1]
REC (Acronym) Regional Electrical Company (Superseded with DNO): [2]
Repeater (Description) Routes Signal (Polemount): A repeater is an electronic device that receives a signal and retransmits it at a higher level and/or higher power, or onto the other side of an obstruction, so that the signal can cover longer distances without degradation. [1]
RF (Abbreviation) Radio Frequency : [1]
RFB (Acronym) Ready For build: A State where all Acquisition, Design and Planning has been cleared and a site is ready for construction. [2]
RFI (Acronym) Ready for Integration: The Status of a completed site that has been built and audited and is ready for transmission and integration into a network. [1]
RFI (Acronym) Ready for Invoicing: A billing line or item that has been GRN'd or ATI has been received and is Ready for invoicing. [3]
RFQ (Acronym) Request for Quotation: [1]
RFQ (Acronym) Request for Quote: [3]
RFT (Acronym) Ready For Transmission: The Status of a completed site that has been built and audited and is ready for integration into a network. [1]
RLB (Abbreviation) Radio Link Budget : [1]
RLC (Abbreviation) Radio Link Control : [1]
RN (Abbreviation) Relay Node: [1]
RNC (Abbreviation) Radio Network Controller: [1]
RNS (Abbreviation) Radio Network Subsystem: [1]
RNSAP (Abbreviation) Radio Network Subsystem Application Protocol : [1]
Rollout (Acronym) Describes the Rollout new masts: Describes the Rollout new masts as opposed to upgrade. [1]
R-PDCCH (Abbreviation) RN —specific scheduling channel: [1]
RRC (Abbreviation) Radio Resource Control : [1]
RRH (Abbreviation) Remote Radio Head: [1]
RRM (Abbreviation) Radio Resource Management: [1]
RRU (Abbreviation) Radio Remote Unit: [1]
RS (RSF) (Acronym) Radio Survey: [1]
RSB (Abbreviation) Radio Base Station : [1]
RST (Acronym) Radio Survey Team: [1]
RT (Acronym) Roof Top: [1]
RTB (Acronym) Ready to Build: [2]
SAAF (Acronym) Site Agreement Authorisation Form: [1]
SAE (Abbreviation) System Architecture Evolution : [1]
SAM (Acronym) Site Acquisition Manager: [1]
SCC (Abbreviation) Secondary Component Carrier : [1]
SCC (Abbreviation) Super Connected Cities: [1]
SCell (Abbreviation) Secondary Serving Cell: [1]
SC-FDMAA (Abbreviation) Single Carrier FDMA: [1]
SCTP (Abbreviation) Stream Control Transmission Protocol : [1]
SDH (Abbreviation) Synchronous Digital Hierarchy : [1]
Se-GW (Abbreviation) Security Gateway: [1]
S-GW (Abbreviation) Serving Gateway: [1]
SIPTO (Abbreviation) Selected I Traffic Offload Short Message Service: [1]
SL (Acronym) Site Layout: High Level Drawings showing the General layout of the site. [2]
SMS (Acronym) Short Message Service: [1]
SoC (Abbreviation) System-on-a-Chip: [1]
SON (Abbreviation) Self Optimising Network: [1]
SONET (Abbreviation) Synchronous Optical Network : [1]
SOR (Acronym) Schedule of Rates: A series of prices contractually agreed for a range of services [3]
SOR (Acronym) Statement of Requirements: [1]
SOS (Acronym) Start On Site: The date construction works will start working [1]
SP (Acronym) Scottish Power: [1]
SP (Acronym) Site Provider: The owner of a site, or the person or company acting on their behalf. [1]
SQL (Acronym) Structured Query Language: SQL (Structured Query Language) is a standard interactive and programming language for getting information from and updating a database. [1]
SRNC (Abbreviation) Serving RNC: [1]
SS (Acronym) Site Share: Where two or more operators share a site or plot. [1]
SSA (Acronym) Site Share Agreement: [1]
SSE (Acronym) Scottish and Southern Energy: [1]
SSP (Acronym) Site Specific Preliminary: [1]
SSR (Acronym) Site Survey Report: A Report issued following a site survey. [1]
SVS (Acronym) Specific Venue Survey: [1]
TCO (Abbreviation) Total Cost of Ownership: [1]
TCP (Abbreviation) Transmission Control Protocol: [1]
TDD (Abbreviation) Time Division Duplex: [1]
TLQ (Acronym) Technical Liaison Query: [2]
TLR (Acronym) Traffic Light Rating: The Traffic Light Model must be used to give an overall Rating for each proposed site. The Model combines elements of subjectivity and objectivity and is intended as a guide to the degree of consultation necessary. [2]
T-Mobile (Description) T-Mobile (TUK) Formerly One2One: It's the UK network of T-Mobile International, a major branch of Deutsche Telekom AG whose subsidiaries and affiliated companies serve over 86 million mobile customers worldwide. [1]
TQ (Acronym) Technical Query: [2]
TR (Acronym) Technical Review (MSV): [1]
TR (Acronym) Tower Raised (Build): The Date the Tower was raised on site. [1]
TTG (Abbreviation) Tunnel Terminating Gateway: [1]
T-UK (Acronym) T-Mobile (UK): [1]
TWTT (Abbreviation) Two Way Time Transfer: [1]
UDP (Abbreviation) User Datagram Protocol: [1]
UE (Abbreviation) User Equipment: [1]
UMTS (Abbreviation) Universal Mobile Telecommunications System: [1]
UNC (Abbreviation) UMA Network Controller: [1]
UTRAN (Abbreviation) UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network: [1]
VDSL (Abbreviation) Very high speed Digital Subscriber Line: [1]
VLAN (Abbreviation) Virtual LAN: [1]
VLR (Abbreviation) Visitor Location Register: [1]
VoIP (Abbreviation) Voice over I : [1]
VoLTE (Abbreviation) Voice over LTE: [1]
VPN (Abbreviation) Virtual Private Network: [1]
WBC (Abbreviation) Wholesale Broadband Connect: [1]
WCDMA (Abbreviation) Wdeband CDMA: [1]
WDM (Abbreviation) Wavelength Division Multiplexing: [1]
X2AP (Abbreviation) X2 Application Protocol: [1]
YEDL (Description) Division of CE Electric (See DNO): [1]