Cabling Glossary

Glossary Term Description
MAN

Metropolitan Area Network

MC

Main Cross Connect

MER

Main Equipment Room

Mhz

Megahertz

Microbend

Excessive pressure on a fibre causing point lossess

Mix And Match Solutions:

A solution supplied by different suppliers. The suppliers can be in partnership and offer a warranty or it can be a solution with no emphasis on specific brands/suppliers. Mix and match solutions supplied by "partners" are also called open systems

MLT

Multi loose Tube optical cable

MPLS

Multi Protocol label switching. A protocol used to support QoS for different types of traffic in a network

MPO

Multifibre Push on

MSP

Manufacturer selling Price

MTP

Enhanced MPO style Connector

Multicast

A point-to-group message transmission within a network

Next

Near end Cross-Talk

nm

Nanometre

NVP

Nominal Velocity of Propagation

O&M

Operations & maintenance manual

ODBC

Open Database Connectivity

ODF

Optical Distribution frame

Optical Budget

Parameter used to measure difference between output power level of the source and the receiver sensitivity, in db

OTDR

Optical Time Domain reflectometer

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