radio spectrum


Definition of radio spectrum

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

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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 Small firms get discounts when buying rights to use the radio spectrum and pay lower patent fees. Robert D. Atkinson, WSJ, "Stop Propping Up Small Business," 6 Apr. 2018 Spectrum access systems are advanced, highly automated radio spectrum coordinators tasked with protecting priority users in the band while optimizing efficient use of available spectrum for everyone else. Jessica Rosenworcel, WIRED, "The FCC Should Use Blockchain to Manage Wireless Spectrum," 20 Mar. 2018 The law passed by Congress puts a December deadline on hardware installation, acquisition of the mandated radio spectrum and training of employees in its use. Washington Post, "NTSB: Amtrak engineer sounded horn, applied emergency brake in S.C. crash," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of radio spectrum

1927, in the meaning defined above

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