The geographical area covered by the network of a mobile carrier or internet service provider.

Corporate-owned, business only (COBO)

A device management model where the company purchases mobile devices for its employees and sets them up with all work-related apps, tools, and other essentials. Under this model, devices can only be used for work purposes.

Choose your own device (CYOD)

A device management model that allows employees to choose from pre-selected devices that are owned and managed by the company.


A wireless service provider that supplies cellular connectivity (phone and data) to mobile phone users.


A technology that collects temporary data so that future requests for that data can be accessed faster.