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MAC (1)

Message Authentication Code.

MAC (2)

Medium Access Control. Globally unique hardware address of a NIC or WLAN card.

managed device

A device that runs an SNMP agent.

management station

Host that monitors and controls managed devices running SNMP agents.

MAP

Mobile Access Part. The SS7 protocol standard that addresses registration of roaming users and the intersystem hand-off procedure in wireless mobile telephony.

MCC

Mobile Country Code. The MCC, together with the MNC, uniquely identify an operator and help identify the authentication center from which subscriber information should be retrieved.

MGW

Media Gateway.

MIB

Management Information Base. A type of database used to manage the devices in a communications network. It comprises a collection of objects in a (virtual) database used to manage entities (such as routers and switches) in a network.

MNC

Mobile Network Code. The MNC, together with the MCC, uniquely identify an operator and help identify the authentication center from which subscriber information should be retrieved.

Mobile Application Part

See MAP.

Mobile Country Code

See MCC.

Mobile Network Code

See MNC.

Mobile Services Switching Center

See MSC.

Mobile Subscriber ISDN

See MSISDN.

MSC

Mobile Services Switching Center. Responsible for connecting calls together by switching packets from one network path to another. MSCs also provide information to support mobile service subscribers, including user registration, authentication, and location updating.

MSISDN    

Mobile Subscriber ISDN. Telephone number of the mobile user, which conforms to the dialed number formats in the subscriber's country.

MTP

Message Transfer Part.


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