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f/s...............FDMFDR...............Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx)Fibre Channel (FC)...............FrameFrame Bursting...............FTTNFTTP...............FWHM
f/sFCFC-PH
Far-End Crosstalk (FEXT)FC-0FCS
FASFC-1FC-SW
Fast EthernetFC-2FDDI
Fast Link Pulse (FLP)FC-ALFDH
Fault ManagementFCCFDM
FBTFCP
 
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f/s

Acronym for: Frame per second


Far-End Crosstalk (FEXT)

The interference occurring between two signals at the far end of the local loop, usually at the customer premises.


FAS

Acronym for: Frame alignment signal


Fast Ethernet

Ethernet standard supporting 100 Mbit/s operation.


Fast Link Pulse (FLP)

A link pulse that encodes information used in the Auto-Negotiation protocol. Fast link pulses consist of bursts of the normal link pulses originally used in 10Base-T.


Fault Management

As part of Ethernet Service OAM, fault management is the set of functions that detect, isolate, and correct malfunctions in a communications network.


FBT

Acronym for: Fused biconic taper (fiber coupler/splitter)



FC-0

Acronym for: Fibre Channel, layer 0


FC-1

Acronym for: Fibre Channel, layer 1


FC-2

Acronym for: Fibre Channel, layer 2


FC-AL

Acronym for: Fibre Channel arbitrated loop


FCC

Acronym for: Federal Communications Commission (US)



FC-PH

Acronym for: Fibre Channel physical