Glossary

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There are currently 6 terms in this directory beginning with the letter M.
Medium Access Control Layer
The layer of a network that controls the hardware responsible for transmission medium (air, Ethernet cable, coaxial, fiber).
MAC

Metro Networks
A network that providers connectivity within a metropolitan region. Its links are longer than those of an access network but shorter than long-haul links.

Midhaul
The links of a 5G radio access network that connect the distribution unit to the central unit (CU).

Modulator
A device that imposes a lower-frequency signal (the information) into a higher-frequency signal (the carrier signal) for the purposes of transmission.

Moore's Law
The empirical observation made by Gordon Moore in 1965 that the number of transistors in an electronic integrated circuit doubles roughly every two years. It is a guiding principle and target for the electronics semiconductor industry.

Multiplexer
A device that selects between several input signals and forwards the selected input into a single output line.