The BIG Technical Jargon Guide

If you need answers to broadband jargon or technical terminology you're in the right place



What is virtual?

Virtual means something that is not physically present but is created or simulated by software or technology (like the metaverse). For example, a virtual reality (VR) headset like an Oculus can simulate an immersive experience of a different environment, such as a rollercoaster ride or a flight simulation. Another example of virtual technology are virtual meetings, where people use software like Microsoft Teams or Zoom to communicate with each other from different locations.

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