BT glossary - K

This glossary is here to help you understand some of the acronyms you may encounter in this site. Select a letter below that your word begins with.

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Abbreviation Term Definition


A sequence of symbols which is applied to text in order to encrypt or decrypt it.


Kilobit/sec (kbit/s)

The data transmission rate in which 1,024 bits of information are sent in a second.



The size of a file expressed in thousands of bytes



The brand name for BTs 64Kbit/sec private circuit product.


Knowledge management

Knowledge Management is the impending revolution in business practice that is impacting on the corporate world. There are a number of themes and inter-relationships that influence this concept. However, the concept involves effective communication between managers and workers using the open exchange of information via networking technology and practices optimised for global teams working concurrently.