wave band

noun

Definition of wave band 

: a band of radio-wave frequencies

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In 2016, the FCC spurred on the mobile industry by opening up the world’s first frequencies above 24 GHz, a range of frequencies in the millimeter-wave bands that are much higher than ever before used by the cellular telephone industry. Fortune, "Commentary: How 5G Technology Will Transform the Way We Live," 12 Apr. 2018 Other countries have watched and rapidly followed the U.S. example, with Korea, China, and many European countries opening up airwaves at the millimeter wave bands. Fortune, "Commentary: How 5G Technology Will Transform the Way We Live," 12 Apr. 2018 While lower frequencies travel farther, penetrate buildings better and are less prone to interference, millimeter wave bands can deliver much more bandwidth – powering fiber-optic like speeds with imperceptible transmission delays. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Qualcomm aims for lead in wireless race, makes first 5G modem data connection," 18 Oct. 2017

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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