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MMDS

(Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service or Microwave Multipoint Distribution Service) A digital wireless transmission system that works in the 2.2-2.4 GHz range. Also known as "wireless cable," MMDS requires line of sight between transmitter and receiver, which can be 30 or more miles apart.

MMDS was designed initially as a one-way service for bringing cable TV to subscribers in remote areas or in locations that are difficult to install cable. It supports approximately 33 analog and more than 100 digital TV channels. In late 1998, the FCC opened up the technology for two-way transmission, enabling MMDS to provide data and Internet services to subscribers. See AWS, LMDS and DBS.
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I am very excited about what the future holds for our MMDS and WCS spectrums.
It" refers to a series of actions by the Government that invited participation in MMDS technology then halted it four months later after considerable investments had been made.
CAI's post-Bell Atlantic/NYNEX business plan calls for the development of an MMDS Broadband Wireless Network," said Jared E.
The SURFboard network makes effective use of the MMDS broadband transmission to the home while adapting the use of the telephone modem network to transmit information from the home.
In a separate announcement, Zenith said its unique 16-level digital transmission system, developed as part of the company's research in digital high-definition television (HDTV), offers MMDS operators the same ability to increase channel capacity as it offers traditional coaxial cable and fiber-optic systems.
The definitive agreement provides for an aggregate consideration of $21 million for the assets of the systems and $4 million payable pursuant to various non-compete agreements, subject to certain adjustments based upon, among other things, the number of subscribers in the Austin MMDS system and the delivery of other assets at the closing of the acquisition, currently scheduled for July 1, 1992.
Evertek holds the MMDS BTAs for Mason City, Sioux City, and Fort Dodge, Iowa with towers that extend coverage into Eastern Nebraska and South Dakota.
SBC), for the sale of the Company's FCC licenses for MMDS and WCS spectrum, certain leases of ITFS and MMDS spectrum, transmission tower leases and equipment, and other related assets, for $15 million, subject to certain adjustments.
NextNet Wireless, the industry's most widely deployed provider of non line-of-sight (NLOS) broadband wireless access systems, and NEOTEC, an association of Brazil's largest MMDS (2.
NextNet Wireless, the industry's most widely deployed provider of non line-of-sight (NLOS) broadband wireless access systems, and telecommunications provider Eutel Communications, announced today that they have signed a contract to deliver the first NLOS broadband wireless services over licensed MMDS (2.
NextNet and MMDS service provider MVS Comunicaciones, will each receive awards for providing NLOS high-speed Internet services to business and residential subscribers in underserved urban markets.