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Telecom Acronyms

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some acronyms from telecom that I use often

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Telecom Acronyms

  1. 1. Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier  AT&T and Verizon  Regulated monopoly, common carrier obligations  Carrier of Last Resort  Subset of that: former Bells ◦ Cincinnati Bell ◦ RBOC = regional Bell Operating companies ◦ I refer to AT&T & VZ as the last RBOCs  IOC (independent operating companies) ◦ CenturyLink, Windstream, TDS, Sprint/Embarq ◦ Frontier, Fairpoint, Hawaii Telecom ◦ Rural LECs (RLECs), like Hargray
  2. 2.  Competitive Local Exchange Carrier  Have inter-connect agreement w/ILECs  Some ILECs have CLEC operations to provide revenue to businesses outside their ILEC territory. ◦ CenturyLink, Windstream, CinBell  CLECs could traditionally cross LATAs that ILECs could not, so One Bill for Many Sites.  VZ, ATT, TDS are ILEC, CLEC, MSO, cellco
  3. 3.  EarthLink  XO  Cbeyond  MegaPath  TelePacific  Integra  Level3  Birch  ANPI  AlaskaComm  Bresnan  Sonic.net  Broadview  ACN  AITech  100s others
  4. 4.  multi-system operator (MSO) is an operator of multiple cable or direct-broadcast satellite television systems. (cableco) ◦ Comcast, TWC, Cox, Charter, Cablevision, Bright House ◦ WOW! Is an overbuilder MSO ◦ DISH, DirecTV = DBS = direct broadcast satellite
  5. 5.  NTCA  Cloud Comm Alliance  Rural Wireless  NRTC  Competitive Carriers  USTelecom  ANPI
  6. 6. Examples Types  Microsoft partners  Cisco VARs  Avaya partners  Agents  Master Agents  VAR  MSP  Inter-Connect  VAD  System integrators (SI)
  7. 7.  Independent sales organizations that sell for carriers and service providers.  Agents represent services from ILEC, CLEC, now cable and ITSP and even cloud companies.  Only paid for performance.  Agents can be direct with the carrier or sell through a Master Agent.
  8. 8.  Organization with multiple direct contracts to carriers and service providers (SPs). ◦ Act as middleware for Agent to SP ◦ Conduit for SPs to Agents ◦ Handle orders, commissions, marketing ◦ Agents are often referred to as Sub-Agents ◦ Work on co-marketing dollars, commission cut  Examples: Telarus, Microcorp, WTG, TBI
  9. 9.  Value-added Reseller  Typically sell hardware, install, support ◦ CAPEX model for cash flow ◦ Dealers for companies like HP, Cisco, Vmware ◦ Break/fix shops ◦ Typically handled LAN ◦ Now selling network services and cloud  CDW  Black Box
  10. 10.  Managed Services Provider  A step up from VAR  Have converted to a recurring revenue model  Handle servers, desktops, VDI, backup, LAN and router usually  Adding network + cloud, scared of voice ◦ mindShift, Independence IT, Netwolves
  11. 11.  Value-added Partner  Typically sell software, integration, support ◦ IBM partners ◦ Microsoft partners can fall under this heading ◦ Cloud Sherpas
  12. 12.  The original PBX sales channel  Typically sell PBX, install, maintenance ◦ Avaya, Mitel, Shoretel
  13. 13.  Value Added Distributor  Catalog distributor of IT hardware, software ◦ Tech Data ◦ Ingram ◦ SYNNEX ◦ Arrow  TD owns TdMobility, a master agency for cellular  Ingram, TD have agreements with Masters

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