Introduction to Managed Mobility Services (MMS) Acronyms

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In our highly mobile business environment, managing mobile devices and services efficiently is crucial for organizational success. Managed Mobility Services (MMS) provide comprehensive solutions for the management of mobile devices, applications, and services, ensuring secure and streamlined operations.  

This resource is designed specifically for IT, finance, and telecommunications professionals working within large enterprises. Our goal is to provide you with a useful guide to the most used acronyms in Managed Mobility Services, ensuring you have quick and easy access to the terms you encounter daily. Additional resources are available via the Gartner glossary.

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Each acronym is accompanied by its full form and a brief description to provide context and enhance your understanding.

Managed Mobility Services Acronyms

2FA – Two-Factor Authentication 

4G – Fourth Generation Mobile Network 

5G – Fifth Generation Mobile Network 

AAA – Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting 

ADB – Android Debug Bridge 

AEP – Application Enablement Platform 

AI – Artificial Intelligence 

AMS – Application Management Services 

API – Application Programming Interface 

APN – Access Point Name 

AR – Augmented Reality 

BES – BlackBerry Enterprise Server 

BI – Business Intelligence 

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device 

CAPEX – Capital Expenditure 

CCS – Common Channel Signaling 

CMDA – Code Division Multiple Access 

COPE – Corporate-Owned, Personally Enabled 

COTS – Commercial Off-The-Shelf 

CRM – Customer Relationship Management 

CSIM – CDMA Subscriber Identity Module 

CYOD – Choose Your Own Device 

DLP – Data Loss Prevention 

DRM – Digital Rights Management 

EAP – Extensible Authentication Protocol 

EDGE – Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution 

EMM – Enterprise Mobility Management 

ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning 

eSIM – Embedded SIM 

ESN – Electronic Serial Number 

FEC – Forward Error Correction 

FOTA – Firmware Over-The-Air 

FQDN – Fully Qualified Domain Name 

GGSN – Gateway GPRS Support Node 

GPRS – General Packet Radio Service 

GPS – Global Positioning System 

GSMA – GSM Association 

GUI – Graphical User Interface 

HSDPA – High-Speed Downlink Packet Access 

HSPA – High-Speed Packet Access 

HSS – Home Subscriber Server 

HSUPA – High-Speed Uplink Packet Access 

HTML5 – HyperText Markup Language 5 

IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service 

IAM – Identity and Access Management 

IMEI – International Mobile Equipment Identity 

IMS – IP Multimedia Subsystem 

IMSI – International Mobile Subscriber Identity 

IoE – Internet of Everything 

IoT – Internet of Things 

IPX – Internetwork Packet Exchange 

ISIM – IP Multimedia Services Identity Module 

ISR – In-Service Software Upgrade 

ITIL – Information Technology Infrastructure Library 

ITU – International Telecommunication Union 

KPI – Key Performance Indicator 

LBS – Location-Based Services 

LTE – Long-Term Evolution 

M2M – Machine to Machine 

MAM – Mobile Application Management 

MCC – Mobile Country Code 

MCM – Mobile Content Management 

MDM – Mobile Device Management 

MDX – Mobile Data Exchange 

MDX – Mobile Data Exchange 

MEP – Mobile Enterprise Platform 

MFA – Multi-Factor Authentication 

MIP – Mobile Internet Protocol 

ML – Machine Learning 

MME – Mobility Management Entity 

MMI – Man-Machine Interface 

MMS – Multimedia Messaging Service 

MMSC – Multimedia Messaging Service Center 

MNC – Mobile Network Code 

MNO – Mobile Network Operator 

MSC – Mobile Switching Center 

MTSO – Mobile Telephone Switching Office 

MVNO – Mobile Virtual Network Operator 

MVP – Minimum Viable Product 

NFC – Near Field Communication 

ODN – Optical Distribution Network 

OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer 

OMA – Open Mobile Alliance 

OPEX – Operating Expense 

OS – Operating System 

OTA – Over-The-Air 

OTA – Over-The-Air Programming 

OTDOA – Observed Time Difference of Arrival 

PaaS – Platform as a Service 

PCG – Paging Control Group 

PCRF – Policy and Charging Rules Function 

PDP – Packet Data Protocol 

PGW – Packet Data Network Gateway 

PIM – Personal Information Manager 

PIN – Personal Identification Number 

PKI – Public Key Infrastructure 

PLMN – Public Land Mobile Network 

PMIP – Proxy Mobile IP 

QoE – Quality of Experience 

QR Code – Quick Response Code 

RAN – Radio Access Network 

RCS – Rich Communication Services 

RFID – Radio-Frequency Identification 

RLC – Radio Link Control 

RMM – Remote Monitoring and Management 

RoI – Return on Investment 

RRC – Radio Resource Control 

RTP – Real-time Transport Protocol 

SaaS – Software as a Service 

SAE – System Architecture Evolution 

SDK – Software Development Kit 

SGW – Serving Gateway 

SIEM – Security Information and Event Management 

SIM – Subscriber Identity Module 

SIMM – Subscriber Identity Module Management 

SIP – Session Initiation Protocol 

SLM – Service Level Management 

SMS – Short Message Service 

SMS Gateway – Short Message Service Gateway 

SMSC – Short Message Service Center 

SMSC – Short Message Service Center 

SOA – Service-Oriented Architecture 

SSO – Single Sign-On 

TACS – Total Access Communication System 

TCO – Total Cost of Ownership 

TETRA – Terrestrial Trunked Radio 

TPM – Trusted Platform Module 

UEM – Unified Endpoint Management 

UICC – Universal Integrated Circuit Card 

UMTS – Universal Mobile Telecommunications System 

VoIP – Voice over Internet Protocol 

VPN – Virtual Private Network 

VR – Virtual Reality 

WiFi – Wireless Fidelity 

WLAN – Wireless Local Area Network 

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Rob Halik is a Senior Analyst at Tellennium, specializing in Managed Mobility Services, Telecom Expense Management, and Utility Bill Management. With over 25 years of industry experience, Rob provides enterprise expense management insights to help businesses optimize their operations and reduce costs. This article is a collaborative effort by our expert team members at Tellennium, including Greg McIntyre, Shawn Veitz, Matt McIntyre, and Todd Givens, who collectively bring over 100 years of industry experience.

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