July 21, 2012

CIMM DEFINITION: A continuous signal, or waveform, at a certain frequency on a circuit, or within a certain frequency range, and that can be modulated to support an information-bearing signal. In addition to carrying the information signal (which the transmitter impresses on the carrier by varying the signal in some fashion) the carrier also can support signaling and control information used to coordinate and manage various aspects of network operations. A carrier also is known as a carrier wave. (Source: Webster’s New World Telecom Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana)

2: A company that provides information transport services.