The connection between a subordinate network node and a central network node is called a port. external-link

Basic Service Set

With a WLAN according to IEEE 802.11, which is referred to as a Basic Service Set (BSS), two stations can communicate directly with each other wirelessly without the need for additional active components such as Wireless Access Points (WAP). Instead, communication is handled via the WLAN adapters or Wireless Network Interface Controllers (WNIC). external-link

Batch function

The batch function generates the data for the batch view by utilizing the MapReduce technique on the original dataset, especially for large datasets. external-link

Big Data

Big data refers to the vast amount of data, including both structured and unstructured data, that businesses receive regularly. The quantity of data, however, is not the crucial factor. What really counts is how organizations make use of this data. By analyzing big data, businesses can gain valuable insights that can inform better decision-making and strategic planning. external-link

Big Data Analytics

The process of analyzing big data to reveal valuable insights, such as concealed patterns, correlations, market trends, and customer preferences, is known as big data analytics. These insights can be used by organizations to make informed decisions that can positively impact their business operations. external-link

Big Data as a Service

Big data as a service refers to the provision of data platforms and tools by a cloud provider. Its purpose is to assist organizations in processing, managing, and analyzing vast amounts of data. This enables them to derive valuable insights, enhance business operations, and attain a competitive edge. external-link

Big Data in Core Telco

Big Data in Core Telco refers to the vast and diverse data generated within telecommunications networks. It includes structured and unstructured data from network devices, call records, customer interactions, and more. This data is collected, stored, and analyzed to optimize network operations, improve customer experience, and make data-driven decisions. The three Vs of Big Data (volume, velocity, variety) characterize the data. Technologies like distributed computing and real-time analytics are used to process this data, uncover patterns, and predict network failures. Insights gained from Big Data analysis enhance network efficiency, reliability, personalized services, and drive innovation in telecommunications. external-link

Big Data Infrastructure

Examples of IT infrastructure, such as Hadoop-based systems and SAP HANA, have the capability to store unstructured data and perform processing and analysis on them.

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Bill of Materials

The BOM, or bill of materials, is an essential list of all the necessary parts and materials required to produce a product. Without it, manufacturing the product would be impossible. However, while the BOM specifies what needs to be made, it does not provide instructions on how to actually manufacture the product, which is where the BOP, or bill of process, comes into play. external-link

Bill of Process

The Bill of Process (BOP) is comprised of a set of productive operations which together lead to the  production of the complete product. The BOP may be accompanied by constraints regarding the possible orderings of the production operations, which however generally do not fix the sequence completely. This allows a "flexible production". See also eBOP. external-link


The process of invoicing/billing encompasses the entire workflow from capturing usage data to generating the invoice. external-link

Binding Corporate Rules Privacy

The corporate-level data protection policy is referred to as Binding Corporate Rules Privacy (BCRP) and ensures a consistently high level of data protection within the Telekom Group.,group%20of%20undertakings%20or%20enterprises. external-link

Block Heat Power Station

CHP (Combined Heat and Power) plants, also known as BHKW (Block Heat Power Station), are facilities used for generating heat and electricity. They operate based on the principle of combined heat and power generation. CHP plants contribute to climate protection by reducing emissions. external-link

Blue Screen of Death

A blue screen is a common term used to describe the display of a blue-lit screen with text that appears on Windows operating systems when a serious error occurs. This error may be triggered by various causes, such as program errors, faulty drivers, or defective hardware. external-link


An English word for "Blaupause" is "blueprint." It refers to a concept that is based on previous experiences and disseminates knowledge about technologies and processes for implementing specific use cases. external-link


The BOS-Funk, which stands for Authorities and Organizations with Security Tasks Radio, refers to the radio communication system used by governmental authorities and organizations in Germany for their security-related operations. It is a specialized wireless communication network that enables reliable and secure voice and data transmission among various security agencies and organizations, such as police, fire departments, emergency medical services, and civil protection. The BOS-Funk system plays a crucial role in coordinating emergency responses, ensuring effective communication, and facilitating collaboration between different security entities. It is designed to meet the specific needs and requirements of security tasks, providing a dedicated communication infrastructure for reliable and efficient operation. external-link

Branch (Git HUB)

A software repository may contain numerous software versions, which can include a beta version for experimental purposes and a stable version for production. These versions are typically organized into branches within the repository. external-link


The term "broadband" is not internationally defined consistently. However, the broadband strategy of the German government aims for nationwide basic coverage with minimum speeds of 1 Mbit/s. By 2018, speeds of at least 50 Mbit/s should be available across the country. At the EU level, the Digital Agenda for Europe sets the goal of achieving widespread coverage of at least 30 Mbit/s and providing speeds of 100 Mbit/s to at least 50% of European households by 2020. external-link

Broadband Atlas

Publicly accessible, generalized and anonymous data on broadband coverage and its availability in the Federal Republic of Germany. The broadband atlas is published by the BMWi. external-link

Broker Service Provider

An intermediate party oversees a metadata repository that offers details regarding the available Data Sources within the International Data Spaces. There may exist multiple Broker Service Providers concurrently, each managing references to distinct subsets of Data Endpoints specific to their respective domains. external-link

Brown goods

Refers to entertainment electronic devices used in the private sector, such as stereo systems, video devices, and televisions. external-link

Browser-based user interface

Provides a user interface accessible through a web browser for interacting with the Connector. The specific operations available through the interface may vary depending on the product and add-ins selected.

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The baseline security level for cloud computing is established by the cloud computing compliance criteria catalogue (C5), which was first introduced by BSI Germany, the Federal Office for Information Security, in 2016 and subsequently updated in 2020. external-link

Building Automation Control Network

It is a protocol for building automation and building control, specifically designed for communication between controllers, sensors and actuators in data networks. external-link

Business Informatics

The field of business informatics deals with the design and development of information systems within a company. In practice, it is also concerned not only with the implementation and integration of these systems but also with their support, maintenance, and utilization, as well as the associated organizational challenges. The focus is on the so-called operational application systems that assist users within the company in accomplishing their tasks. Business informatics focuses on creating and maintaining information systems within a company. It involves designing and developing systems that support business processes and help organizations achieve their goals. It also addresses the challenges of integrating these systems into existing infrastructures and ensuring their effective use by users. external-link

Business Purpose (in context of personal data)

Personal data can be used within the boundaries of its primary business purpose, ensuring that the purpose for which it was initially collected is fulfilled. For example, when delivering a service, it may be essential to gather personal details like name, address, and bank account information for billing requirements. However, the same data cannot be utilized for secondary or derived business purposes, such as generating reports on service quality. external-link

Business Support Systems

A set of business components used in networking to assist service providers in obtaining customer insights, creating real-time subscriptions, and introducing new revenue-generating services is called a Business Support System (BSS). BSS is essential because it enables service providers to enhance business services by supporting and extending their operations. All service providers, including mobile, fixed, and cable networks, utilize business support systems. A BSS is also referred to as an Operational Support System (OSS). external-link

Business to Administration

B2A - (Business-to-Administration) is a form of business relationship. Companies typically maintain business relationships with individual customers, employees, and other businesses. Additionally, they can also establish business connections with governmental authorities. In this context, transactions and information exchange occur between the company and public institutions. B2A represents such a relationship between an administration or government agency and a company. external-link

Business to Employee

The term B2E (Business to Employee) refers to the business interactions and communication that occur between a company and its employees within the realm of e-business. This area encompasses various administrative and organizational tasks, including but not limited to travel planning and booking, electronic invoicing with accounting, procurement, and communication with field staff. external-link


In the realm of commerce, Business-to-Business (B2B) pertains to interactions and collaborations forged exclusively between two companies, distinct from relationships involving companies and other entities such as consumers (Business-to-Consumer).

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