Greg Spear

In his role as Solution Manager at Accedian, Greg applies his extensive technical knowledge in the Carrier Ethernet industry to demystify complex topics foreign to both a technical and non-technical audience. He has more than 30 years of experience in the information technology and telecommunications industry with such notable companies as Memotec, Positron Networks, and Marconi. Over the course of his career, Greg has supported a large customer base with hands-on experience spanning an extensive range of hardware and software solutions. He has also been a key player in leading customer support teams and arming them to tackle the latest technologies being developed by manufacturers, and deployed by service providers. Greg is a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional.

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  • Acronym Guide

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    Second Generation
    A cellular telecom network that uses second-generation wireless technology. Such networks digitally encrypt phone conversations, and allow data services including SMS text messages.


    Third Generation
    A cellular network that uses third-generation wireless technology based on standards that support wireless voice telephony, mobile and fixed internet access, video calls, and mobile TV. Such networks are capable of data transfer rates of at least 200 Kbps and as fast as 21 Mbps.


    Third Generation Partnership Project
    International collaboration among telecommunications associations, with the purpose of developing and maintaining the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) specification for 3G mobile networks.


    Fourth Generation
    A cellular network that uses fourth generation wireless technology to deliver mobile broadband internet access in addition to voice and text messaging. Two synonymous 4G systems are commercially deployed: Mobile WiMAX an Long Term Evolution (LTE). LTE is the predominant system in the U.S.

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