Glossary of Telecom Terms : R

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Range Extender with Gain (REG)
A unit that provides range extension in a loop for both transmission and signaling.


Rate Center
The specific geographic point and corresponding geographic area that are associated with one or more particular NPA/NXX codes that have been assigned to a local exchange carrier for its provision of exchange services. The geographic point is identified by a specific coordinate that is used to calculate distance-sensitive end user traffic to/from the particular NPA/NXX associated with the specific Rate Center.


Rate Demarcation Point (RDP)
The Minimum Point of Entry (MPOE) of the property or premises where the customer's service is located as determined by Verizon. This point is where network access recurring charges and Verizon responsibility stop and beyond which customer responsibility begins. Also known as the End User Point Of Termination (EU-POT).


Rate Period Indicator
A code that denotes time periods applicable for rating purposes.


Rate Zone
A pricing unit for rating High Capacity Switched Access Transport and Special Access Services. Rate zones are based on the volume of traffic carried by a wire center, or the traffic density.


See Regional Bell Operating Company.


Recipient Switch
The switch to which a number is ported.


Reciprocal Compensation Call (or Reciprocal Compensation Traffic)
A telephone exchange service call, completed between the end users of different carriers, which qualifies for reciprocal compensation under the terms of an interconnection agreement and any prevailing regulatory rules that may exist. Reciprocal compensation is the payment by telecommunications providers to one another for terminating each other's local exchange traffic.


Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC)
The acronym for the local telephone companies created by the Modified Final Judgment in 1984 as part of the break-up of AT&T. The original seven RBOCs were Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, Bell South, Nynex, Pacific Telesis Group, Southwestern Bell, and US West.


Regional Calling Area (RCA)
A defined area within a Local Access and Transport Area (LATA). Most telephone directories define RCAs in terms of applicable area codes and/or communities.


Regional CLEC Coordination Center
The coordination center within Verizon Wholesale for Hot Cuts, all new UNE loop requests, and Local Number Portability. The RCCC works with customers to coordinate Unbundled Service Order activity.


Regional CLEC Maintenance Center
The Verizon Wholesale maintenance single point of contact that manages trouble reports from CLECs and DLECs on Unbundled Loops (UNE) ISDN, xDSL and Shared Services (Line Sharing and Line Splitting) (RCMC Digital), Resold POTS, Platform (UNE-P) and Analog Loops (RCMC POTS), and UNE HICAP and Designed Loops (RCMC UNE HICAP). (Verizon East)


Regional Holding Company
One of the (originally seven) holding companies that owns one or more Bell Operating Companies. See Regional Bell Operating Company.


Regional Resold Services Center
The Verizon Wholesale center responsible for provisioning and maintenance for Resale and UNE-Platform (UNE-P) Designed Services (Specials) for the footprint. It also provides CLEC support for Resale and UNE-P POTS services (non-designed) on provisioning issues. (Verizon East)


Remittance Processing Service
A Verizon Wholesale Billing Service that includes receipt, deposit and posting of end-user payments as a lock box service. Verizon picks up payments at a post office lock box and processes them using state-of-the-art check processing equipment.


Remote Switching Module (RSM)
A switch that is away from its host or control office.


Remote Terminal (RT)
A terminal connected to another terminal over a phone line.


Repairman Revisit (RMR)
A condition that exists when a dispatched technician is unable to fix the problem on the first visit.


Request Type
A categorization of Local Service Requests including Resale, UNE, Platform, Directory, Operator Services and AIN; a two-position alpha field on the LSR that indicates the order request type.


Sale of telecommunications services purchased from another carrier. See Reseller and Resale Carrier.


Resale Carrier
A carrier that does not own transmission facilities, but obtains communications services from another carrier for resale to the public for profit. Also known as a Reseller.


Resale Services
A Verizon Wholesale Service whereby Verizon resells local telecommunications services in compliance with the Telecom Act, section 251© (4)(A) and the definition of "telecommunication services" in section 251 of the Act. In addition, Verizon resells local telecommunication services in compliance with its 251/252 resale agreements and applicable resale tariffs. Learn more.


A business entity that purchases telecommunications services at wholesale and sells them to third parties; a service provider that does not own transmission facilities, but obtains communications services from a carrier for resale to the public for profit. Also known as a Resale Carrier.


Reseller Bill Period Account
For a Reseller, a bill period account carries the charges for every end user sub-account having that bill period, and itself has the same bill period.


Reseller Sub-Account
Each end user account converted from a Verizon account automatically becomes a Reseller Sub-Account. Each Reseller Sub-Account record contains the following identifiers: 1) Original end user's Billing Telephone Number (BTN) + new Customer Code; 2) Bill Period 3) Exchange Carrier Code; 4) Customer Identification Number (CIN).


Reseller's Services
Services offered through Verizon Wholesale for reseller customers.


Reservation Maintenance & Modification Inquiry
A Verizon Wholesale local pre-order transaction that allows the CLEC to view an existing telephone number reservation.


Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
The host remote access security application. Requires a user ID and password to access host.


Return Loss (RL)
A measure of the similarity between the two impedances at a junction. The higher the return loss, the higher the similarity. RL is the ratio (in decibels) of the power incident upon the junction to the power reflected from the junction.


Rights-of-Way Easements
Right of access to land; used by telecommunications providers to place their facilities.


Route Indexing
Provision of Interim Number Portability through direct trunks equipped for CCIS/SS7 operation, which are provisioned between end offices of Verizon and a CLEC. Inbound traffic to a ported number is routed over these trunks.


An intelligent device near the edge of the network that forms data packets and selects the most expedient route for data to travel.


Routing Point
A location that a local exchange carrier has designated on its own network as the homing (routing) point for inbound traffic to one or more of its NPA-NXX codes. The Routing Point is also used to calculate mileage measurements for the distance-sensitive transport element charges of Switched Access Services.


See Remote Switching Module.



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