Last-mile access: The physical link between the location of the customer and the nearest node of Alestra’s telecommunications network.
Caprolactam (CPL): Product derived from oil (cyclohexane), used as raw material to produce nylon.
Cloud applications: Business model where applications are accessed through the Internet, and are not physically present in the customer’s facilities.
Computer security: A practice that includes techniques, applications, and devices responsible for ensuring availability, integrity and confidentiality of the data of information systems, data and telecommunications networks.
Expandable polystyrene (EPS): Thermoplastic used for insulation and packaging.
HPDC: High-Pressure Die Casting.
Hosting: Service where applications and websites are placed on a server.
Independent Board Member: A Board member who does not owns company shares and is not involved in the day-to-day management of the company.
Independent Proprietary Board Member: A Board member who owns company shares but is not involved in the day-to-day management of the company.
Managed Services: Services provided by an external supplier to operate, monitor, configure and provide support in case of failure of telecommunications equipment and their value-added services.
Monoethylene Glycol (MEG): Raw material used in various industrial applications, mainly to manufacture polyester (PET and fibers).
Megawatt (MW): Measurement of power that is equal to one million watts.
OEMs: Original Equipment Manufacturers.
PET (Polyethylene Terephtalate): Plastic resin mostly used to manufacture bottles.
Polyester: Plastic resin used to manufacture textile fibers, films, and containers.
Polypropylene: Propylene byproduct used to make plastics and fibers, among other products.
Polyurethanes: Chemical compounds derived from oil, used to manufacture plastic foam.
PTA (Purified Terephtalic Acid): Raw material used to manufacture polyester.
Related Proprietary Board Member: A Board member who owns company shares and is involved in the day-to-day management of the company.
Systems integration: practice of service which consists in designing and building customized computer solutions, combining and connecting hardware and/or software of one or several manufactureres products.