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This page contains a list of acronyms and abbreviations associated with Sonus products.

3

  • 3GPP – 3rd Generation Partnership Project

A

  • A-Link – Access Link. An SS7 signaling link that operate at a transmission speed of 56 Kbps in North America, 48 Kbps in Japan, and 64 Kbps elsewhere.
  • ACA – Accounting-Answer message
  • AC – Alternating current
  • ACL – Access Control List
  • ACM – Address Complete Message

  • ACR – Accounting-Request message
  • ACT – A file type containing CDRs used for billing and troubleshooting.

  • AD – Active Directory
  • ADS – Access Directory Server

  • AIN – Advanced Intelligent Network
  • ALM – Automatic Load Monitoring
  • ALT – Alternate
  • AMA – Automated Message Accounting
  • AMR – Adaptive Multi-Rate
  • ANM – Answer Message
  • ANSI – American National Standard Institute
  • AOR – Address of Record
  • API – Application Programmer Interface
  • APM – Application transport message
  • APP – Application transport parameter
  • ARS – Address Reachability Service
  • ASCII – American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • ASM – Application Solution Module or Application Server Module
  • ASR – Answer/Seizure Ratio
  • ASX – ASX Access Server
  • ATM – Asynchronous Transfer Mode

B

  • B2BUA – Back-to-Back User Agent
  • BCD – Binary Coded Decimal
  • BDD – Bulk Data Download
  • BFCP – Binary Floor Control Protocol
  • BT – British Telecom

C

  • CA –  Certificate Authority
  • CAC – Call Admission Control 
  • CAM – Call Accounting Management
  • CAS – Channel Associated Signaling

  • CBWF – Call Back When Free (also known as Ring Back When Free)
  • CCC – China Compulsory Certificate
  • CdPA – Called Party Address
  • CdPN – Called Party Number
  • CDR – Call Detail Record, Sonus proprietary format accounting record
  • CHT – Call Hold Time
  • CIC – Circuit Identification Code

  • CLEC – Competitive Local Exchange Carrier

  • CLI – Command Line Interface
  • CNA – Circuit Network Adapter (GSX9000)

  • CNAM – Caller ID Name
  • CNS – Circuit Network Server module (GSX9000)
  • COS – Class Of Service
  • COTS – Commercial Off-The-Shelf
  • CPE – Customer Premise Equipment
  • CPFP – Call Parameter Filter Profile
  • CPN – Call Processing Nodes (GSX/SBC)
  • CPS – Calls Per Second
  • CRU – Customer Replaceable Unit
  • CSCF – Call Session Control Function (see also E-CSCF, I-CSCF, P-CSCF, S-CSCF)
  • CSP – Communications Service Provider
  • CUCM – Cisco Unified Communication Manager

D

  • D-Link – Diagonal Link
  • DC – Direct Current
  • DM – Digit Manipulation
  • DNIS – Dialed Number Identification Service

  • DNS – Domain Name System
  • DOS – Denial Of Service
  • DPC – Destination Point Code
  • DRA – Default Routing Address
  • DRD – Default Routing Digits
  • DSI – Data Stream Integrator
  • DSP – Digital Signal Processing module
  • DSP-LC – DSP Large Capacity module
  • DTLS – Datagram Transport Layer Security
  • DTMF – Dual-tone multi-frequency signaling
  • DSC – Diameter Signaling Controller
  • DSI - DataStream Integrator

E

  • E-Link  Extended Link
  • E-CSCF – Emergency Call Session Control Function
  • E-SBC – Enterprise Session Border Controller
  • EATF – Emergency Access Transfer Function
  • ECS – Emergency Call Server
  • ESD – ElectroStatic Discharge
  • EMA – Embedded Management Application
  • EMS – Element Management System
  • ENUM – A protocol to define a Domain Name System (DNS)-based architecture and protocols for mapping a telephone number to a URI which can be used to contact a resource associated with that number.
  • ERB – Event Report BCSM
  • ERE – Embedded Routing Engine
  • ESN – Electronic Serial Number
  • ESQK – Emergency Service Query Key

  • ESRK – Emergency Service Routing Key

  • ESRN – Emergency Service Routing Number

  • EUM – Exchange Unified Messaging
  • EVRC – Enhanced Variable Rate Codec

F

  • F-Link – Fully Associated Link. An SS7 link that directly connects two SS7 endpoints such as two signal switching points.

  • FAQ – Frequently Asked Question
  • FECC – Far End Camera Control
  • FTP – File Transfer Protocol

  • FPGA – Field-Programmable Gate Array
  • FRU – Field Replaceable Unit
  • FQDN – Fully Qualified Domain Name

G

  • Gb – Gigabit (one gigabit = 1,000,000,000 bits)
  • GB – Gigabyte (1 gigabyte = 1,000,000,000 bytes)
  • GiB – Gibibyte (1 gibibyte = 1,073,741,824 bytes)
  • GTI – Global Title Indicator
  • GTT – Global Title Translation
  • GUI – Graphical User Interface
  • GW – Gateway
  • GSX --Sonus GSX Gateway Server

H

  • HA – High Availability
  • HRP – Honor Remote Preference
  • HTML – Hypertext Markup Language
  • HTP – Header Transparency Profile
  • HW – Hardware

I

  • I/O – Input/Output

  • IADIntegrated Access Device

  • IAM Initial Address Message

  • I-CSCF – Interrogating Call Session Control Function
  • IBCF – Interconnection Border Control Function
  • ICE – Interactive Connectivity Establishment
  • IETF – Internet Engineering Task Force
  • IMS – IP Multimedia Subsystems
  • IMSI – International Mobile Station Identity
  • IN – Intelligent Network

  • INAP – Intelligent Network Application Protocol
  • IKE – Internet Key Exchange
  • IMS – IP Multimedia Subsystem
  • IMX – Sonus IMX Multimedia Application Platform
  • IOT – InterOperability Testing
  • IP – Internet Protocol
  • IPsec – IP Security
  • IPSP – IP Signaling Profile
  • IS41 – Interim Standard 41
  • ISAKMP – Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol
  • ISDN – Integrated Services Digital Network
  • ISO – International Standards Organization
  • ISP – Internet Service Provider

  • ISUP – Integrated Service User Part
  • ITU – International Telecommunications Union
  • IWF – SIP-H.323 Interworking Function 

J

  • JIP – Jurisdiction Information Parameter

K

  • kB – Kilobyte (1 kB = 1,000 bytes)
  • KiB – Kibibyte (1 KiB = 1,204 bytes)
  • KPI – Key Performance Indicator
  • KVM – Kernel-based Virtual Machine

L

  • LAN – Local Area Network
  • LCR – Least Cost Routing
  • LDM – Live Data Migration
  • LEC – Local Exchange Carrier

  • LED – Light-Emitting Diode
  • LERG – Local Exchange Routing Guide

  • LIDB – Line Information Database
  • LNP – Local Number Portability
  • LOCREQ – Location Request Service
  • LRF – Location Retrieval Function

  • LRN – Local Routing Number
  • LS – Location Server

M

  • MAC – Media Access Control
  • MAP – Mobile Application Part
  • MB – Megabyte (1 MB = 1,000 kB)
  • Mbps – Megabits per second
  • MCH – Mobile Number Portability Clearing House
  • MDN – Mobile Directory Number
  • MF – Multi-frequency
  • MGCF – Media Gateway Controller Function
  • MGCP – Media Gateway Control Protocol
  • MiB – Mibibyte (1 MiB = 1,024 kibibytes)
  • MIB – Management Information Base

  • MIN – Mobile Identity Number
  • MIN RN – Mobile Identity Number Routing Number
  • MLM – Manual Load Monitoring
  • MMTel – 3GPP/NGN IP Multimedia Subsystem multimedia telephony service
  • MNP –  Mobile Number Portability
  • MNS – Management Network Server module (GSX9000)
  • MS – Milliseconds
  • MSAD – Microsoft Active Directory
  • MSC – Mobile Switching Center
  • MSRP – Message Session Relay Protocol
  • MTA – Management Timing Adapter (GSX9000)
  • MTP – Message Transfer Part
  • MWI – Message Waiting Indication

N

  • NAPTR – Name Authority Pointer, a type of resource record in the Domain Name System of the Internet.
  • NAT – Network Address Translation
  • NATP – Network Address Translation Protocol
  • NAPT - Network Address and Port Translation
  • NBS – Network Border Switch
  • NE – Network Element
  • NFS – Network File Server
  • NOA – Nature of Address
  • NP – Number portability
  • NPA – Numbering Plan Area

  • NPREQ – Number Portability Request
  • NP RN – Number Portability Routing Number
  • NTP – Network Time Protocol
  • NVF – Network Function Virtualization. Network architecture concept that uses the technologies of IT virtualization to virtualize entire classes of network node functions into building blocks that may connect, or chain together, to create communication services.
  • NXX – An office code in the North American Numbering Plan.

O

  • OCBI – Optional Backward Call Indicator

  • OPC – Originating Point Code

  • OSPF – Open Shortest Path First

  • OVF – Open Virtualization Format

P

  • P-CSCF – Proxy For Call Session Control Function
  • PCR - Product Change Request
  • PCRF – Policy and Charging Rules Function
  • PES – Policy Execution Server

  • PGK - Proxy Gatekeeper
  • PM – Parameter Manipulation
  • PNA – Packet Network Adapter (GSX9000)

  • PNS – Packet Network Server (GSX9000)

  • POP – Point of Presence

  • PRI – Primary Rate Interface

  • PS – Packet Switched
  • PSP – Packet Service Profile
  • PSTN – Public Switched Telephone Network
  • PSX --Sonus PSX Policy Server
  • PSAP -- Public Safety Answering Point
  • PT – Payload Type of standard audio and video encodings

Q

  • QoE – Quality of Experience
  • QoS – Quality of Service

R

  • RADIUS – Remote Authentication Dial in User Service
  • RAM – Random Access Memory
  • RBWF – Ring Back When Free (also known as Call Back When Free)
  • RCB – Registration Control Block
  • RCS – Rich Communication Services
  • REL – Release
  • REST API – Represented State Transfer (API)
  • RN – Routing Number
  • RTCP – Real-Time Transport Control Protocol
  • RTP – Real Time Protocol

S

  • S-CSCF – Serving Call Session Control Function
  • SA – Security Association (example, IPSec SA)
  • SAN – (Subject Name) Subject Alternate Name
  • SBC – Sonus Session Border Controller
  • SCCP – Signaling Connection Control Part
  • SCI – Send Charging Information
  • SCP – Service Control Point
  • SCPA – Service Control Point Adaptor
  • SDP – Session Description Protocol
  • SFI – Service Feature Indication
  • SFP – Small Form-factor Pluggable
  • SFTP – Secure File Transfer Protocol

  • SGX – Sonus SS7 Gateway network component
  • SH – Service Handler
  • SID – Silence Insertion Descriptor
  • SIO – Serial Input/Output

  • SIP – Session Initiation Protocol
  • SIPE - Softswitch SIP Engine
  • SIP-I – A variation of the SIP protocol
  • SMS – Service Management System or Short Message Service
  • SMSC – Short Message Service Center
  • SNMP – Simple Network Management Protocol
  • SONET – Synchronous Optical NETwork

  • SPE – Service Profile Editor
  • SPI – 1) Security Parameter Index; 2) Serial Peripheral Interface flash device
  • SPS – Signal Processing Servers

  • SRC – Session Resource Controller
  • SRP – Send Route Preference
  • SRTP – Secure Reliable Transfer Protocol
  • SRS – Subscriber Routing Service
  • SRS RN – Subscriber Routing Service Routing Number
  • SS7 – Signaling System 7
  • SSD – Solid State Disk/Drive
  • SSG – Service Selection Graph (PSX)
  • SSH – Secure Socket Shell
  • SSL – Secure Socket Layer
  • SSN – Subsystem Number
  • SSRC – Synchronization Source
  • SSReq – Simulated Call Trace Tool, a Sonus database troubleshooting tool
  • SSF – Service Switching Function
  • STI – Session Transfer Identifier
  • STP – Signal Transfer Point
  • SWe – Software Edition

T

  • TCAP – Transaction Capabilities Application Part
  • TCIC – Trunk Circuit Identification Code
  • TCP – Transmission Control Protocol
  • TDM – Time Division Multiplexing

  • TG – Trunk Group
  • TLS – Transport Layer Security
  • TP – Transparency Profile
  • TPS – Transaction Per Second
  • TT – Translation Type

U

  • UA – User Agent
  • UDP – User Datagram Protocol
  • URI – Uniform Resource Identifier

V

  • VBR – Value Based Routing
  • VoIP – Voice over Internet Protocol

  • VoLTE – Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE)
  • VLAN – Virtual Local Area Network
  • VM – Virtual Machine
  • VMA – VMware virtual machine agent
  • VNF – Virtualized Network Function. One or more virtual machines running different software and processes, on top of standard high-volume servers, switches and storage, or even cloud computing infrastructure, instead of having custom hardware appliances for each network function
  • vRAM – virtual Random Access Memory
  • VSA – Vendor Specific Attribute

 

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