[e2e] Bandwidth Estimation workshop

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Fri Oct 3 10:55:31 PDT 2003

David P. Reed wrote:

> I proposed frequespan to replace the frequency meaning of bandwidth, 
> knowing that it was an ugly word and someone would probably come up with 
> a better one.
> I wouldn't be unhappy with these:
>     bandspread (since "spread spectrum" and "spreading" are in use 
> commonly)
> and
>     bitrate (though "information rate" and "signalling rate" would break 
> down the ambiguity here between bits as information and bits as symbols).

Signalling rate = baud.

Information rate is a function of the semantics of the symbols; in the 
absence of that semantics, information rate = bit rate.

Neither the OED nor Webster consider "bitrate" a single word - at least yet.

Perhaps it's sufficient to use a qualifier?

	analog bandwidth
	digital bandwidth


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