1. Glossary and Terms (Download PDF)

2. A usful list of Acronyms
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X    
*       wildcard
2D      two-dimensional
3D      three-dimensional
AAL     ATM Adaptation Layer
ACM     Address Complete Message (SS7)
AF      Assured Forwarding
AIN     Advanced Intelligent Network
aka     also known as
ANM     Answer Message (SS7)
ANSI    American National Standards Institute
ARQ     Automatic Repeat Request
ASE     Application Service Element (SS7)
ATM     Asynchronous Transfer Mode
AWG     Arrayed Waveguide Grating