Glossary Definition for: Band

The radio spectrum is divided up into bands based upon the signal frequency – ranging from the very low frequency bands used to communicate with submerged submarines to the extremely high frequency and beyond bands used for radio astronomy and exotic sensors and weapons.

Most cellular networks operate in the UHF (ultra-high frequency) band – which ranges from 300MHz to 3000MHz. Digital TV also operates in the UHF band.

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Satellite communications, most 5G cellular, and 5GHz Wi-Fi are in the SHF (super-high frequency) band, which is defined as 3GHz– 30GHz.

Standardized batches of LTE frequencies are also known as LTE bands.

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