UK Telecoms and ICT Index and Links - W

WACT - Welsh Advisory Committee on Telecommunications
Established under the 1984 Telecommunications Act to advise Oftel on regulatory matters in Wales. Awaiting the revival of something similar under Ofcom.

external links:WACT
Welsh Advisory Committee on Telecommunications became defunct after Oftel was absorbed by Ofcom

related index entries:ACTs - Advisory Committees on Telecommunications


WAN - Wide Area Network
A network which connects computers on different sites over a long distance.

information sheets:VoIP, Voice over Internet Protocol and Internet telephone calls

related index entries:NETWORK


WAP - Wireless Application Protocol
Enables mobile phones and wireless devices to send e-mail and access the Internet and corporate intranets.

external links:Gelon WAP portal and wapalizer
WAP Forum

related index entries:MOBILE PHONES


WEBSITE DESIGN

information sheets:Build your own business website
DIY business website design
Internet business applications
Internet communications, websites and the law

features:Building a customer relationship management (CRM) strategy
Nine steps to developing and maintaining a website
What is a fair price for a website design?
Who needs a website at any price?

related index entries:HTML - HyperText Mark-up Language
XML - eXtensible Markup Language


WIRELESS TELEPHONY
Generally there are considered to be two main types of wireless telephones - cordless (analogue) and DECT (digital), although mobile phones and radio phones could be included.

external links:Intellect (an amalgamation of the Federation of the Electronics Industry FEI and the CSSA)
The 'voice of the industry' with good links to information about mobile health issues among other techie stuff.

information sheets:Business mobile communications
Cordless and DECT phones applications & products
Getting connected to the Internet
Introduction to telecoms terms and technologies
Overview of Mobile Data Technology

related index entries:CORDLESS TELEPHONE
DECT - Digital European Cordless Telecommunications
FIXED LINE TELEPHONY
MOBILE DATA SERVICE
PAMR - Public Access Mobile Radio
PMR - Private Mobile Radio


WLAN - Wireless LAN
WLANs use radio technology instead of cabling. Currently only capable of delivering speeds of 1-15Mbps, but still under development and is expected in the future to support ATM technology, implying speeds of 155 Mbps or above.

information sheets:Overview of Mobile Data Technology

related index entries:BLUETOOTH
NETWORK




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