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base station

[′bās ‚stā·shən]
(communications)
A land station, in the land mobile service, carrying on a service with land mobile stations (a base station may secondarily communicate with other base stations incident to communications with land mobile stations).
A station in a land mobile system which remains in a fixed location and communicates with the mobile stations.
(engineering)
The point from which a survey begins.
(geodesy)
A geographic position whose absolute gravity value is known.

base station

(1) A holder (see cradle).

(2) In general, a transmitter and receiver of electronic signals.

(3) An earth-bound transceiver station for wireless transmission to a communications satellite. See earth station and transceiver.

(4) A transceiver station for wireless transmission to cellular phones and devices. In 2G GSM systems, the base station is a "base transceiver station" (BTS). In 3G and LTE networks, base stations are known as "Node B" and "Evolved Node B" (eNB) stations respectively. See 3G, LTE and transceiver.

(5) A transceiver station for a wireless local area network (WLAN). A Wi-Fi base station is an "access point." See access point, transceiver and wireless LAN.
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"The availability of standard product solutions that meet interconnect specifications such as CPRI addresses the growing demand for standardized wireless base station architectures," said Bill Richardson, marketing manager for Wireless Products at PMC-Sierra.
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Tokyo, Sept 2, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - NEC Corporation announced today the display of its compact outdoor LTE wireless base station at the NEC booth of the Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 (BBWFE 2009)(1) held in Paris, France from 7-9 September.
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NEC, as an official wireless base station vendor, will continue to develop systems based on know-how fostered from these trials and to work closely with KDDI for its LTE commercial services.
A technology where the receiving handset sends feedback regarding its reception characteristics to the wireless base station to optimize MIMO transmissions.
The company said that businesses in the area would be able to lease Internet connectivity with uncontended symmetrical speeds of between 2 and 100 MB/s, delivered by a wireless base station that will transmit point-to-point wireless signals in a radius of up to 10km.
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The nodes are placed between a wireless base station and the Internet, allowing mobile users access to wireless data.

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