[e2e] Bandwidth Estimation workshop
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
> 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?
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