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There are currently 5 terms in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Nanometer
A billionth of a meter. It is a common unit for semiconductor fabrication processes.

Narrow Tunable
Said of a tunable DWDM transceiver that can only scan through a small section of the C-band.

Network Function Virtualisation
Using It virtualization technologies to emulate network functions that previously required specialized hardware. It allows network operators to replace this expensive hardware with affordable commercial off-the-shelf servers
NFV

Node
A redistribution point or endpoint within a network. It usually contains a device attached to the network that is capable of transmitting and receiving of the communications channel.

Node Split
The process of splitting a node (and all its associated links) into two or more nodes. By reducing the number of links and customers served by a single node, the network operator can provide more capacity to customers.