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ACS

Auto Configuration Server

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BSS

Business Support System

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CLI

Command Line Interface

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Control Plane

Part of network component architecture controlling the operation of the data plane through higher-level protocols

COTS

Common-off-the-shelf, pre-packaged software available to purchase and use without the need for customization

CPE

Customer Premise Equipment

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Data / Forwarding Plane

Part of network component architecture determining the handling of incoming data packets

ILEC

Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier

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MANO

Management and Orchestration of the NFVI. I.e. next generation OSS: NFV Orchestrator + VNF Manager + VIM

NETCONF

Protocol used by Orchestrators: de facto standard for NFV

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NFV

Network Functions Virtualization: Concept of running virtualized network functions in software

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NFV-O

NFV Orchestration: Deploy, manage and combine (=service chaining) services

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NFVI

Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure: Software platform to host VNFs

NSD

Network Service Descriptors

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OpenFlow

Communications protocol providing network-wide access to the data plane of distributed network components. De facto standard for SDN controllers

OSS

Operations Support System

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OTT

Over-the-Top

Usually describe Telco players able to deliver services over an IP network without the need for their own access network

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OVP
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pCPE

Physical Customer Premise Equipment: Routers and EADs

PNF

Physical Network Function: Embedded network function as in MSAR

QoS

Quality of Service

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SDN

Software-Defined Networking: Separated control plane manages network resources and flows

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TR-069

CPE WAN Management Protocol (CWMP)

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UTM

Unified Threat Management

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vCPE

Virtual Customer Premise Equipment: Virtual router with services

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VIM

Virtual Infrastructure Manager: Controls, manages and reports on NFVI compute, storage and network resources

VNF

Virtual Network Function: A specific network function in software, e.g. firewall, load balancer, router

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vOAM

End-to-end TWAMP service and performance measurement

VPN

Virtual Private Network

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vVPN

Managed Service and easy VPN deployment with hardware accelerated encryption

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vWOC

WAN optimization between the CPE and a central gateway

YANG

Data modelling language for the NETCONF protocol, serving a similar function to the MIB (Management Information Base) within SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)

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