APN- Access Point Name. An APN is the name of a gateway between a GPRS, 3G or 4G mobile network and another computer network.

APRU- Average Revenue Per Unit.

DESTriple DES (3DES) is the common name for the Triple Data Encryption Algorithm (TDEA or Triple DEA) symmetric-key block cipher, which applies the Data Encryption Standard (DES) cipher algorithm three times to each data block.

DMZ A DMZ (demilitarized zone) is a physical or logical sub-network that separates an internal local area network (LAN) from other untrusted networks, usually the Internet.

IP- Internet Protocol. The IP is the principle communications protocol in the Internet protocol suite for relaying datagrams across network boundaries.

IoT- Internet of Things. The IoT is a computing concept that describes a future where everyday physical objects will be connected to the internet and be able to identify themselves to other devices.

M2M- Machine to Machine.  M2M refers to technologies that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same type.

NOCNetwork Operations Centre. A NOC is a central location from which network administration manage, control and monitor one or more networks.

Self-healing Network. In Information technology, self-healing describes any device or system that has the ability to perceive that it is not operating correctly and, without human intervention, make the necessary adjustments to restore itself to normal operation.

SSL- Secure Socket Layer. SSL is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between  a server and a client allowing sensitive information to be transmitted securely (e.g. for m-commerce).

Static IP Address. Static Internet Protocol Address. It is a fixed IP address that is mutually assigned to a device on a network. It is called a static IP because it is not changed each time the device is switched on (unlike Dynamic IP address).