An override to the standard terms
and conditions of a contract. Often times used by Sales to give
the customer a price break (based either on volume or
lack of a Non-Recurring Charge for installation).
WAN - Wide Area Network
communications system. WANs allow file sharing among geographically
workgroups (typically at higher
cost and slower speed than LANs or MANs). WANs typically use
common carriers' circuits and networks. WANs
may serve as a customized communication
"backbone" that interconnects all of an organization's local
networks with communications trunks
designed to be appropriate for anticipated communication rates and volumes
A method of routing
cables between overhead cable racks and the DSX panels, that employs the
full width of the rear of the DSX frame, as opposed
to just the area between the flanges or
WATS - Wide Area Telephone Service
rate, or special rate pay-by-the-minute (measured) billing for a specified
calling area. May be
outbound or inbound (e.g.
800). A bulk-rate long-distance telephonen service offering.
WDM - Wavelength Division Multiplexing
Simultaneous transmission of several signals in an optical waveguide at
A medium-capacity communications
Circuit/path. It usually implies a speed from 64Kbps to
The building in which one or
more local switching systems are installed and where the outside
lines, or wires, leading to customer premises are
connected to the central office equipment.
known as a Service Wire Center.)
Radio waves, cellular,
satellite, microwave, etc. No physical transmission path.
WTN - Working Telephone Number
World Wide Web (WWW)
Internet system for
world-wide hypertext linking of multimedia documents, making the
of information that is common
between documents easily accessible and completely independent
of physical location.