Broadband and Mobile Cloud Network GLOSSARY...WITH MANY, MANY INSTRUCTIONAL AND ENTERTAINING....VIDEOS.....
Broadband: (SEE VIDEO BELOW - TITLED "EXPLAINING BROADBAND"); Broadband
or high-speed Internet access gives users access to the internet and internet-related services. Broadband speeds vary widely
depending upon the specific type and level of service ordered and often range from as slow as 200 kilobits per second (kbps),
to six megabits per second (Mbps), or even more.3G broadband: What is 3G broadband? (SEE
VIDEO BELOW TITLED "How to use 3g mobile broadband");
Anti-spam: (SEE BELOW VIDEO TITLED "SPAM") e-mail spam; which is
also known as junk e-mail or electronic junk mail. Email spam usually involves sending nearly identical messages
sent to numerous recipients using e-mail. A common synonym for spam is UBE which stands for unsolicited bulk e-mail. There
are various anti-spam methods.
Anti-spam methods are broken into four general categories: those that need actions from
individuals, those that can be automated by e-mail administrators, those that are automated by e-mail senders and those utilized
by researchers and law enforcement officials.
Anti-virus: This is software that attempts to guard
computers, laptops, and mobile phones from malicious internet (including email) transmitted malware. Malware is malicious
software programs typically intended to be intrusive or damaging. Computer viruses, Trojan horses and worms are typical
forms of malware.
Malware is not just an annoyance, it often damages computers and cell phones while potentially
stealing personal data.
There are many bad people out there causing problems and some kind of anti-virus software
application is mandatory on a broadband-enabled computers, laptops, and or mobile phones.
software applications like Norton or McAfee are often included by mobile internet service providers and supplied for free.
Other people rely on free versions of products such as Avast and AVG. One way or another – the reality is an anti-virus
software program is necessary to protect computers, laptops, and smartphones.
Anti-spyware: Spyware is wide category
of malicious software that can insert itself on laptops, and cell phones via broadband internet connections. Spyware is designed
to intercept or take partial control of a computer or cell phone operation without permission from the device’s owner
or legitimate user. Spyware is nasty computer software programs that surreptitiously obtain, monitor and report information
from a user's computer without their knowledge or permission. This can include sensitive data such as details of sites
visited, and even e-mail.
Capping: (SEE VIDEO BELOW TITLED
"CAPPING"); In mobile data connection terminology capping describes a cap, or limit,
on the data allowed to download under terms a certain contract. IF the cap is exceeded, additional charges often apply.
(SEE VIDEO BELOW TITLED "RUN LINUX FROM A DONGLE");In
mobile data connection terminology dongle is the word that typically is used to to describe the small device that plugs
into another internet-enabled device to pick-up a mobile network signal. Often just referred to as a stick, the
dongle allows devices to access mobile internet connection just like a smartphone.
Bandwidth Download speed: (SEE BELOW VIDEO TITLED "INCREASE DOWNLOAD SPEED"); Bandwidth
Download speed refers to how quickly a file (of information) can be downloaded from a remote source. This mobile network
term describes how fast a connection can deliver data to a computer. A download can be anything from emails or
a web page to live, streaming television, video or a software application. The download speed is measured by
how much of the file is transferred to you over a certain amount of time. It used to be most download speeds were measured
in kb/s, kilobytes per second, or thousands of (data) bytes per second; but fortunately now it is more typical to measure
this connection speed it megabytes or millions of bytes per second.
Femtocells: (SEE BELOW VIDEO TITLED "WHAT IS A FEMTOCELL"); Femtocells use internet connection
and boost the 3G signal to make smartphones - and devices with a dongle – work better. A femtocell is a
wireless access point that delivers localized 3G broadband coverage. Often it is very small base station that receives
network provider or ISP signals and boosts it around a small area, such as your house, office or event center. They
are expected to become quite common and will play an integral role in location based services and marketing.
Firewall: (SEE BELOW VIDEO "WHAT IS A FIREWALL"); A firewall is a
software component used to stop unwanted traffic arriving on computers, laptops or smartphones via the internet. The firewall
will evaluate arriving data that connect to the computers, laptops or handsets, and if it doesn't meet the settings allocated
to it, the data connection will be suspended.
A good firewall virus software application is highly recommended
to protect computers, notebooks, and mobile phones with a broadband connection. Malicious software can sometimes get
around firewall protection and a firewall alone is not sufficient to maintain computer and cell phone protection.
(SEE BELOW VIDEO "MOBILE BROADBAND TO OUTSTRIP FIXED LINE");
Fixed-line broadband is a term used to describe either cable or ADSL internet connections. The term is mostly used to
differentiate fixed-line broadband from mobile broadband which is wireless and uses a mobile network signal network.
(or gigabit): (SEE BELOW VIDEO "GIGA BIT BROADBAND");
Giga means one billion. Gb (note the small b) short for gigabit, a unit used to express the speed at which
data travels across an internet connection (also sometimes written as Gbps, or gigabits per second). Current broadband connections
are measured in Mb (megabits per second) - there are 1024Mb in 1Gb.
GB (or Gbps, or gigabyte):
(SEE BELOW VIDEO "GOOGLE'S EXPERIMENTAL FIBER BROADBAND NETWORK"); GB is a contraction of gigabyte, which is often used to express the size
of computer files and memory storage capacity. There are 1024 bytes in a kilobyte (KB), 1024 kilobytes in a megabyte (MB),
and 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte. For comparison, a small Notepad file could be measured in bytes, a basic Word document in
kilobytes, a music file in megabytes and a DVD movie in gigabytes.
HSPA, HSDPA, HSUPA: HSPA stands for
'high speed packet access'. (SEE BELOW VIDEO "HSPA MOBILE BROADBAND");
HSDPA is an acronym for ‘high speed download packet access' and HSUPA stands 'high speed upload'
packet access’, each describes the same technology either sending or receiving data. It is the latest advancement
in quality for mobile broadband usage, working on various 3G mobile broadband networks to improve the speed of data transfer.
Evolved, HSPA+: (SEE BELOW VIDEO "3G+")
The next generation of HSPA is Evolved HSPA (or HSPA+) with potential mobile broadband speeds up to 42Mb.
for internet service provider.
KB (or Kbps, or kilobyte): KB is a contraction of kilobyte, which
is a term used to express the size of computer files and storage capacity.
LTE: (SEE BELOW VIDEO "LTE"); LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, and is one of
the next generation of mobile broadband technology. It is said to be capable of data transfer rates 15 to 100 times
faster than current 3G mobile networks.
Mb (or Mbps, or megabit): Mb is short for Megabit, and also written
as Mbps, which stands for megabits per second. Mb commonly is used to express the measurement of internet speeds. A
Mb is 1024Kb, while there are 1024Mb in a Gb.
MB (or megabyte): MB is short for for megabyte, which is a term
used to describe the size of computer files and storage capacity.
Upload speed: This term describes how
fast a broadband connection can send data from computers or smartphones. Anything that goes across the internet from a computer,
notebook, or smartphone is considered to be 'uploaded'.
Wi-Fi: Pronounced ‘why-fye’, Wi-Fi is an
abbreviation of Wireless Fidelity. It is a trademarked term of the Wi-Fi Alliance that refers to certified products that belong
to a class of wireless local area network (WLAN) devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.
In mobile internet
connection terms, the most common usage is when referring to Wi-Fi hotspots: places such as hotels, airports and cafes
that supply internet connectivity either free or for a charge. Because of the close relationship with its underlying
standard, the the term Wi-Fi is often used synonymously for IEEE 802.11 technology.
WiMAX: This expression is an abbreviation
of Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access - a new broadband technology that claims to provide a wireless broadband
alternative without the need for cables. Like LTE, WiMAX is being promoted as the next generation of mobile broadband.
WLAN: WLAN is a contraction of for wireless local area network, and is more commonly known as Wi-Fi.