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Commonly Used Submarine Cable System Industry Abbreviations
ACMA Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement
ASN  Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks
BER Bit Error Rate
BMH Beach Manhole
BOL Beginning of Life
BU Branching Unit
CLS Cable Landing Station
COTDR Coherent Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
DA Double Armor (Cable)
DCN Data Communication Network
DGPS Differential Global Positioning System
DLS Digital Lin Segment
EOL End of Life
FFD BU Full Fiber Drop Branching Unit
FP Fiber Pair
GPS Global Positioning System
HVAC Heating Ventilation / Air Conditioning
ICPC International Cable Protection Committee
LCE Linear Cable Engine
LW Light Weight (Cable)
LWA Light Weight Armor (Cable)
LWP Light Weight Protected (Cable)
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSCMA North Sea Cable Maintenance Agreement
OADM BU Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer Branching Unit
ODF Optical Distribution Frame
OTDR Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
PFE Power Feed Equipment
PIOCMA Pacific and Indian Ocean Cable Maintenance Mutual Assistance Committee
PSBU Power Switched Branching Unit
PTC Pacific Telecommunications Council
R-OADM BU Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexing Branching Unit
RA Rock Armor (Cable)
ROV Remote Operated Vehicle
RPL Route Position List
RTD Round Trip (Latency)
SA Single Armor (Cable)
SCARAB Submersible Craft Assisting Repair and Burial
SEAIOCMA South East Asia and Indian Ocean Cable Maintenance Agreement
SEQ Shape Equalizers
SLD Straight Line Diagram
SLTE Submarine Line Terminal Equipment
SNR Signal Noise Ratio
TEQ Tilt Equalizers
USCG United States Coast Guard



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