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GLOSSARY OF TERMS Mbps (megabits per second) – 1,000,000 bits per second. A measure of how fast data can be transmitted. Megabyte – A unit of digital information equal to 1 million bytes. Monopole tower – A self-supporting tower in which the conductor is a single straight rod-shaped conductor. Remote Diagnosis – In medicine, the act of diagnosing a given symptom, issue, or problem from a distance by means of an information exchange via a wire or wireless connection. Self-supporting tower – A free-standing tower that is not supported by guy-wires. Server – A physical computer dedicated to run one or more services to serve the needs of the users of other computers on a network. SMS (Short Message Service) – A text messaging service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices. Spectrum – A range of radio-wave frequencies. Streaming - A technology in which media (such as a video or music) is constantly received by and presented to the end-user while being delivered by a provider. Allows media to be viewed or listened to while it is being downloaded. Live streaming allows a live event (such as a lecture) to be viewed as it occurs. Supercomputer – A computer at the frontline of current processing capacity, particularly speed of calculation. Telecommuting – A work arrangement in which employees do not commute to a central place of work, but instead work at remote locations, such as their homes or public places. Telemedicine – The use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical health care at a distance. Telepresence – A set of technologies that allow a person to feel as if they were present, to give the appearance of being present, or to have an effect, at a place other than their true location. Upload – To send data from a local system to a remote system. VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) – A technology that employs a data network (such as a broadband connection) to transmit voice conversations in real time. Wi-Fi – A technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data wirelessly (using radio waves) over a local area computer network. Wireless – Internet service transmitted via cellular towers, satell ]KKQK܈\XY\]\]Z\HH\Hو[ X\Y[\X\H[\˂\[[H8$[\]\XH[Z]YY[\X\HۋX\܈[\Hܛ[ X\\[\ۙH\\܈^X[XK