UK Telecoms and ICT Index and Links - N

NARROWBAND
A service or connection allowing only a limited amount of information to be conveyed, for example a modem connection or even two channel ISDN.

features:Broadband bandwidth download speed

related index entries:BANDWIDTH


NETIQUETTE
Etiquette for online communications - intended to help reduce misunderstandings and offense being caused by not appreciating how others might interpret email or forum 'shorthand'.

external links:E-mail etiquette
Netiquette home page

information sheets:business email applications and services
Netiquette: e-mail and forum etiquette

related index entries:E-MAIL or ELECTRONIC MAIL
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY


NETWORK

information sheets:Network security for small businesses
networking an Internet connection with a router
small business office network
SME small business LAN local area network

related index entries:ETHERNET
LAN - Local Area Network
PACKET SNIFFER
VPN - Virtual Private Network
WAN - Wide Area Network
WLAN - Wireless LAN


NETWORK INTERCONNECTION SERVICE
A network service sold to another network operator, such as by BT to other licensed operators who use the BT infrastructure. Customers of one system can hence connect to customers of the other, or access services provided from the other system.


NEWSGROUP
The discussion areas of the Internet, part of a system called Usenet.

external links:Deja [Usenet search engine]
Now Google

information sheets:virtual communities as a business network

related index entries:VIRTUAL COMMUNITY


NIACT - Northern Ireland Advisory Committee on Telecommunications
Established under the 1984 Telecommunications Act to advise Oftel on any matter concerning regulation of the telecoms industry in Northern Ireland. Awaiting the revival of something similar under Ofcom.

external links:NIACT
Northern Ireland Advisory Committee on Telecommunications became defunct after Oftel was absorbed by Ofcom

related index entries:ACTs - Advisory Committees on Telecommunications


NON-GEOGRAPHIC NUMBER
A telephone number used to identify a type of service rather than a geographical location, such as freephone (080X), local call rate (084X), national call rate (087X) and premium rate (09X) services. Mobile, pager and personal numbers (07X) are also non-geographic numbers.

external links:UK Telephone Code Locator

FAQs:We are moving our business location. Can we take our fixed line numbers with us?
Why do some telcos charge more for a non-geographic number than they do for its geographic equivalent?

information sheets:Non-geographic and premium rate number services
Non-geographic numbers win new business
Virtual locations and non-geographic telephone numbers

related index entries:PhonepayPlus
TELEPHONE NUMBERS


NUMBER PORTABILITY
Number portability between operators enables a customer to transfer from one operator to a second operator and retain the same number, provided the customer remains at the same address. It is obligatory between mobile operators.

FAQs:Can I get a particular number for a new or existing line?
Can I keep my mobile number if I change service providers?
We are moving our business location. Can we take our fixed line numbers with us?

information sheets:Virtual locations and non-geographic telephone numbers

related index entries:PERSONAL NUMBERING
TELEPHONE NUMBERS




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