radio spectrum


Definition of radio spectrum

: the region of the electromagnetic spectrum spanning the radio frequency range

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That means opening more space on the radio spectrum. Millicent Dent And Stephen Cunningham, Houston Chronicle, "Power and tech giants fight over airwaves space in the U.S.," 9 Aug. 2019 Masson-Zwaan recommends establishing something akin to the International Telecommunication Union, an agency at the U.N. that allocates satellite orbits and slices of the radio spectrum among nations for moon mining. Adam Mann, Scientific American, "The New Scramble for the Moon," 26 June 2019 Intelsat also is awaiting a decision by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on how the radio spectrum should be allotted, which could affect its U.S. operations. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Intelsat Names New Finance Chief as It Awaits Key Regulatory Decision," 28 May 2019 Getting customers off 3G allows carriers to free up wireless frequencies for 4G signals over broader swaths of the radio spectrum. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "AT&T Gives 3G Service Three Years to Live," 21 Feb. 2019 Regulators should demarcate and auction aerial corridors—virtual highways in the sky—as government auctions radio spectrum and offshore windmill sites. Brent Skorup, WSJ, "Your Flying Car Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think," 15 Nov. 2018 The companies compete for customers over their own network of cell towers, using radio spectrum that is licensed from the government. Nick Perry, The Seattle Times, "New Zealand halts Huawei from 5G upgrade over security fears," 28 Nov. 2018 Instead, the Federal Communications Commission should expand such initiatives as the Citizens Broadband Radio Service, which allows more sharing of radio spectrum. The Economist, "The art of the possibleThere is no single solution to making the internet more decentralised," 28 June 2018 Sensitive across a wide swath of the radio spectrum, MeerKAT can study how hydrogen gas moves into galaxies to fuel star formation. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "New radio telescope in South Africa will study galaxy formation," 19 June 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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