Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 150


Topic # 115713 4-Apr-2013 11:11
Send private message

When talking about ADSL I've seen a few acronyms thrown around that I'm unsure about. Perhaps someone could define them for me.

LLU (Local Loop Unbundling) I know about. But I've also see the following mentioned that I don't know:
  • ULL
  • UUL
Do these have meanings or are they just typos for LLU?

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
6219 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1037

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 793026 4-Apr-2013 11:17
Send private message

ULL - Unbundled Local Loop, i.e. the same thing
UUL - Haven't seen this one, probably a typo

4487 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 897

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 793029 4-Apr-2013 11:18
Send private message

Those aren't Acronyms they're Initialisms.



1434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 150


  Reply # 793031 4-Apr-2013 11:20
Send private message

gehenna: Those aren't Acronyms they're Initialisms.

Yup, you're right, I just couldn't think of the proper word to use! Smile



1434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 150


  Reply # 793039 4-Apr-2013 11:26
Send private message

Behodar: ULL - Unbundled Local Loop, i.e. the same thing
UUL - Haven't seen this one, probably a typo


I've seen UUL at the following places:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=110317&page_no=1#697716

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/186

http://www.buddeblog.com.au/news-and-views/the-truth-behind-adsl-july-2000/

I'm beginning to think it's just a typo.

197 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 43

Trusted

  Reply # 793044 4-Apr-2013 11:32
Send private message

LLU - local loop unbundling

UCLL is the other term - means the same thing but only applies to copper. No idea why they decided to add in a letter. Presumably TLAs are now FLAs.



1434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 150


  Reply # 793045 4-Apr-2013 11:36
Send private message

PaulBrislen: LLU - local loop unbundling

UCLL is the other term - means the same thing but only applies to copper. No idea why they decided to add in a letter. Presumably TLAs are now FLAs.


Ah, yes, UCLL was the other term I'd seen but couldn't remember.  Thanks Paul!

3282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Trusted

  Reply # 793257 4-Apr-2013 14:56
Send private message

gehenna: Those aren't Acronyms they're Initialisms.

Good to know. What about ASAP?

379 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 129


  Reply # 793275 4-Apr-2013 15:21
Send private message

bazzer:
gehenna: Those aren't Acronyms they're Initialisms.

Good to know. What about ASAP?

I will get back to you on that one as soon as possible.




Please note: I have a professional bias towards Vodafone.

4487 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 897

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 793281 4-Apr-2013 15:30
Send private message

Some are a bit from column A and column B.  

So with ASAP you can say it as A S A P as separate letters which would be the initiaism, or as a word ASAP which is the acronym.  

LLU is an initialism because you can't say it as a word.



3282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Trusted

  Reply # 793314 4-Apr-2013 16:24
Send private message

gehenna: Some are a bit from column A and column B.  

So with ASAP you can say it as A S A P as separate letters which would be the initiaism, or as a word ASAP which is the acronym.  

LLU is an initialism because you can't say it as a word.

You can't? I just did, you'll have to take my word for it, it! Roffle! Oh wait, did I mean ROFL?

So ASAP is both an initialism and an acronym? Are all initialisms acronyms or are all acronyms initialisms? Additionally, do all acronyms start out as initialisms until someone coins a pronunciation?

Other examples, JPEG, MS-DOS. What are they?

4487 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 897

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 793328 4-Apr-2013 16:44
Send private message

I think the term you're looking for is pedant.

6219 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1037

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 793329 4-Apr-2013 16:44
Send private message

Is that pronounced "pe-dant", "ped-ant", or "P-E-D-A-N-T"?

3282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Trusted

Reply # 793330 4-Apr-2013 16:45
Send private message

gehenna: I think the term you're looking for is pedant.

Me or you?

4487 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 897

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 793331 4-Apr-2013 16:46
Send private message

Us

1375 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 579


  Reply # 793333 4-Apr-2013 16:50
Send private message

All acronyms are initialisms, some initialisms are acronyms. Some acronyms become so popular they become words.
Initialisms: LLU PHD ADSL
Acronyms: JPEG GIF
Acronyms become words: Laser radar

 1 | 2
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.