Meaning : Data Communications
Category : Telecommunications
Sub Category : Networking
What does DATACOM mean or stand for ?
DATACOM is the transfer of data across a physical network or wireless one from one point to another.This could be from a network switch to end subscriber or from a wireless router to a mobile phone.
The main types of data transfer occur in a LAN – Local Area network – in an office or apartment building,WAN – Wide Area network between two cities or towns,or even between two continents through underwater sea cables.
Data can be transferred through copper wires,fiber optic cables or wireless. Out of these the fiber wire transfer is the fastest mode.
On the smaller scale,data transfer even occurs in home computers between the Ethernet card controller to the data channels.