UK Telecoms and ICT Index and Links - B

B2B - Business-to-Business
Used to denote e-commerce transactions between businesses.

related index entries:E-COMMERCE or ELECTRONIC COMMERCE


B2C - Business-to-Consumer
Used to denote e-commerce transactions between a business and the consumer.

related index entries:E-COMMERCE or ELECTRONIC COMMERCE


BABT- British Approvals Board for Telecommunications
The UK evaluation and approvals authority for telecoms equipment.

external links:British Approvals Board for Telecommunications


BANDWIDTH
The data transmission capacity of a connection, measured in bits or Bytes of data per second (bps or Bps). Can be thought of in similar terms to the diameter of a pipe conveying water. The amount of bandwidth needed depends on the applications being used - sending or receiving large multimedia files in a short time, or viewing video in real time, needs broadband connectivity.

features:Broadband bandwidth download speed

related index entries:BROADBAND
NARROWBAND


BASE STATION
A fixed radio transmitter/receiver which electronically relays signals to and from mobile voice and data terminals, such as cordless telephones and radio systems.

features:Mobile phone and wireless health risks

related index entries:CORDLESS TELEPHONE


BAUD
A term used to express the rating of equipment or a transmission channel, usually in an analogue communication system. The number of pulses that can be transmitted in a second is the baud rate (one baud is equivalent to one pulse per second).


BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth is a wireless technology which allows 'personal area networking' - connection upto 100m between mobile phones, PCs and accessories such as headsets.

information sheets:Bluetooth dongles, Blutooth hands-free kits, Bluetooth headsets for mobile phones, laptop PCs, VOIP and personal networks.

related index entries:WLAN - Wireless LAN


BonD - Bandwidth on Demand
The process of combining two or more channels on an ISDN or ADSL line using a multiplexer, with the effect of increasing throughput for bandwidth-hungry applications.


BRI ISDN - Basic Rate Interface ISDN
Provides two channels per physical line, similar to two standard telephone lines. Also known as ISDN2 or ISDN2e, and marketed by BT as BT Highway, HomeHighway and BusinessHighway.

related index entries:ISDN - Integrated Services Digital Network


BROADBAND
A service or connection allowing large amounts of data to be carried very quickly, and which can split the available bandwidth into multiple channels. Examples of broadband technologies are ADSL, CATV and fixed wireless networks (broadband radio). Previously defined as bandwidth of 2Mbps+ but has become used as a description for services at 128kbps+ - and shared at that!.

external links:Allegany County broadband wireless intranet
A Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) case study which may be of interest to groups of small businesses who want to establish a broadband network in a location which is beyond the reach of mass broadband infrastructure.
Broadband access guide
Broadband Help
Broadband Stakeholder Group
Group of several hundred representatives of 'stakeholders' in the establishment and use of a broadband infrastructure in the UK. It includes public and private, supplier and consumer interest organisations and seeks to inform and influence government policy.

FAQs:I can't get ADSL. Is there an alternative?

information sheets:Aramiska broadband internet 2-way satellite service goes offline
BSG Case Studies
Enhancing Broadband with UMTS Universal Mobile Telephone Service
Grants for Broadband
How to choose a business broadband provider
uk residential fixed landline telephone and broadband services
Wireless Broadband in Allegany County

features:Broadband - a Guide for Small Businesses
Broadband bandwidth download speed
E-Crime and security of 'always-on' Broadband
Satellite Broadband

related index entries:ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
ATM - Asynchronous Transfer Mode
BANDWIDTH
CATV - Community Antenna Television
CONNECTIVITY
FRIACO - Flat Rate Internet Access Call Origination
MOBILE BROADBAND
RADSL - Rate Adaptive DSL
SUPERFAST BROADBAND




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