Glossary beginning with A

Access card

A card used with a set-top box to provide access to digital satellite pay TV.

Analogue transmission/analogue signal

A type of signal transmission, whereby the initial signal (e.g. voice) is transformed into an electric signal and broadcast as such. The transmission is carried out by a continuous change of the frequency, amplitude or phase of the broadcast signal.
Analogue data transfer usually requires more bandwidth than digital broadcast and is more susceptible to insertion loss.

ARPU per customer

Average monthly revenue per Customer generated in a given settlement period (including interconnect revenue).


Average monthly revenue per prepaid RGU generated in a given settlement period (including interconnect revenue)

Audience share

The group of TV viewers watching a channel at a given time, expressed as the percentage of all TV viewers at the time.