MMDS


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to MMDS: LMDS

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
N5 has been awarded the exclusive right to operate digital wireless service within the MMDS frequency band in Jamaica.
The other two government-authorized Canadian MMDS providers are SkyCable and Look Communications.
The person who stands to lose the most from the pay TV delay is Steve Cosser, also the force behind the only operating MMDS ready for pay service in Australia Newsvision.
EMCEE Communications developed a complete multi-channel MMDS (wireless) video delivery system using proprietary technology including transmitters, antennas and CPE.
ISP SpeedNet, Michigan's largest FCC license holder, with MMDS channels covering 500,000 households across Northeast and Mid-Michigan, recently launched NLOS service in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
Ultravision, a business unit of Grupo ZOMA TELECOM, is an MMDS wireless cable television operator in Mexico.
NEOTEC, a consortium of Brazil's largest MMDS operators, will discuss its selection of NextNet's OFDM-based Expedience(TM) system as its technology of choice for nationwide deployment in Brazil.
Nasdaq:NXTL), was the winning bidder at an auction conducted over the past two days in the Company's bankruptcy proceeding for its MMDS and MDS FCC licenses, certain spectrum and tower leases and other related assets.
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.