• 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

Submarine Cable System Industry Abbreviations

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