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Last updated Apr 22, 2022

# Notes

AcronymStands for
1G1st Generation wireless system
3GPP3rd Generation Partnership Project
4G4th Generation wireless system
5G5th Generation wireless system
AAAAuthentication, Authorization, and Accounting
AGVAutomated Guided Vehicle
ANAccess Network
BBUBaseband Unit
CAPEXCapital Expenses
COTSCommercial Off-The-Shelf
C-RANCentralized - Radio Access Network
CSCircuit Switched
CUCentralized Unit
C-V2XCellular Vehicle to Everything
D-RANDistributed Radio Access Network
DUDistributed Unit
ECEdge Computing
eMBBenhanced Mobile Broadband
eURLLCenhanced Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication
FCCFederal Communications Commission
FDDFrequency Division Duplex
FMFrequency Modulation
gNBgNodeB (next generation), a 5G Base Station
IMSIInternational Mobile Subscriber Identity
IPInternet Protocol
LOSLine of Sight
LTELong Term Evolution
MECMobile Edge Computing
MIMOMultiple Input Multiple Output
M-MIMOMassive Multiple Input Multiple Output
MMTCMassive Machine Type Communication
N3IWFNon-3GPP Interworking Function
NFNetwork Figure
NFVNetwork Function Virtualization
NGCNext Generation Core
NLOSNon-Line of Sight
NPNNon-Public network
NRNew Radio
NR-UNew Radio Unlicensed spectrum
NSANon-Standalone Architecture
OFDMOrthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
OPEXOperating Expenses
RANRadio Access Network
RFRadio Frequency
RRHRemote Radio Head
RURadio Unit
SAStandalone Architecture
SDNSoftware Defined Network
SEAFSecurity Anchor Function
SIMSubscriber Identity Module
SMFSession Management Function
TDDTime Division Duplex
TSNTime Sensitive Network
UEUser Equipment (mobile, a fixed station, a data terminal, etc.)
UPFUser Plane Function
URLLCUltra-Reliable Low Latency Communications
UXUser Experience
VPNVirtual Private Network
VRVirtual Reality
vRANVirtualized Radio Access Network
XRExtended Reality