Short history of the Term Base TELETERM
and this website
The Base of telecommunications terms TELETERM is quadrilingual (Greek, English, French, and German) and was created in 1990 by the leader of the Permanent Group for Telecommunication Terminology (MOTO), Kostas Valeontis, as a dBASE III-Plus database, while in 1999 it was converted by him into an MS Access 97 database; today it is an MS Access 2000 database.
The development, operation, maintenance and feeding of TELETERM is performed by the leader of MOTO himself, who has also the responsibility for the content in this website.
Continually since 1996, the staff of OTE's unit responsible for the Telecommunications Standardization - and for the cooperation with the Hellenic Organization for Standardization (ELOT) - has been contributing to preparing the terms before their entry into the database.
After its last updating (2019), TELETERM contained 127.659 correspondences of Greek-English terms, about 13.198 correspondences of Greek-English-French terms and 3.907 correspondences of Greek-English-German terms and 13.751 initialisms, acronyms and other abbreviations.
Accessing and searching the Telecommunications term base TELETERM is free on the Internet, in order to promote the usage of modern Greek telecommunication terms by anybody concerned both inside the Telecommunications sector and in a wider area outside it, given the current development of this sector within the framework of Information Society.
Free availability of the terms of TELETERM on the Internet was decided by a trilateral Agreement of:
OTE covered the initial expenditure of the layout of this website and covers the annual cost for hosting the site by OTENET, ELETO covers the development and functioning of the site software and attending the proper operation of the interface, whereas the leader of MOTO is the content master of the site. The content master together with the competent persons from OTE and ELETO form a common group (see: Administration - Contacts).
The field structure of the Base TELETERM comprises
the following basic fields (which, in each entry, correspond to a single
Searching-Retrieving terms from the Term