A generalized term for a manageable logical entity, usually a combination of hardware and software, designed for a single telecommunications function. Usually means any one single element in a management system.
Network Interface (NI)
The boundary between a carrier network and the customer's privately owned network.
Network Management System (NMS)
System responsible for managing a network. Usually a computer in an engineering workstation running specialized software to track FCAPS (fault, configuration, accounting, performance, and security) on the system. Manages a collection of network elements.
Nodule for Base Transceiver Station (BTS NODE B)
The antenna and associated electrical circuitry which directly communicate and receive transmissions from mobile phones. The term "Node B" is commonly used in reference to CDMA technology, while "BTS" is used with GSM.
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