wave band


Definition of wave band

: a band of radio-wave frequencies

Examples of wave band in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Motorcade, a new-wave band of veteran Dallas musicians, sold out some of its first shows, made one of the best rock albums of 2018 and toured with the Ocean Blue in January. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "Shutdown leaves local musicians muted, but not completely silenced," 8 Apr. 2020 As a result, third-wave bands now perform alongside the fans who grew up listening to their music. Jessica Lipsky, Billboard, "Ska Lives: How the Genre's Fourth Wave Has Managed to Pick It Up Where the '90s Left Off," 25 Apr. 2019 Porch Kat's dedication to jam-band precision, influenced by old-school acts Rush and Phish as well as next-wave bands Mungion, Aqueous and Tauk, could deliver a cash prize that would buy quite a bit of Miller High Life. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "One of these 8 acts will win $10,000 and a van in the Battle of the Bands finals," 14 Feb. 2020 Qualcomm, the dominant US vendor of smartphone chipsets, jumped into the market with its first-gen X50 modem, which only supported millimeter-wave bands. Rob Pegoraro, Ars Technica, "5G on the horizon: Here’s what it is and what’s coming," 4 Dec. 2019 Aside from how relatively few and scattered 5G networks are for now, the really big speed increases for 5G happen on 5G FR2, the millimeter-wave band. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Samsung launches its first 5G-integrated CPU," 4 Sep. 2019 Mobile networks can produce higher speeds in millimeter-wave bands because there's more spectrum available in that part of the frequency range. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “good 4G”," 8 Aug. 2019 But the lack of big money going after the millimeter wave bands at the latest auctions had analysts wondering if AT&T (t, +1.60%) and Verizon (vz, +3.70%) will be able to rely mainly on such bands for 5G service. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "5G Hype Fails to Ignite Much Bidding for 5G Airwave Rights," 4 June 2019 Dunne's comments seem at least partly aimed at T-Mobile, which has been claiming Verizon doesn't have a real 5G strategy outside the millimeter-wave bands. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “good 4G”," 8 Aug. 2019

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Wave band.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wave%20band. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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