Definitions: Spectrum Use Standards

1. Radio-communication Equipment is used in the transmission, emission and/or reception of radio waves of a Radiocommunication Service involving either a Station or Network.

2. Station – One or more transmitters or receivers or a combination of transmitters or receivers, including the accessory equipment, necessary at one location for carrying on a radiocommunication service, or a radio astronomy service. ITU RR 1.61.

3. Low Power Device frequency bands are typically shared with radiocommunication services such as spread spectrum include 902-928 MHz, 2400-2485 MHz, and 5725-5875 MHz.

4. ISM Bands under ITU Radio Regulation 5.150 Region 2 include the following bands: 902-928 MHz (centre frequency 915 MHz), 2400-2500 MHz (centre frequency 2450 MHz), 5725-5875 MHz (centre frequency 5800 MHz), and 24-24.25 GHz (centre frequency 24.125 GHz).

5. WiFi (sometimes written Wi-fi, WiFi, Wifi, wifi) is a trademark for sets of product compatibility standards for wireless local area networks (WLANs). Wi-Fi was intended to allow mobile devices, such as laptop computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs) to connect to local area networks, but is now often used for Internet access and wireless VoIP phones. The Wi-Fi trademark is controlled by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the trade organization that tests and certifies equipment compliance with the IEEE 802.11 standards.

6. WiMax – WIMAX is the popular name of the for wireless MAN (metropolitan-area network) standard. WIMAX, which will have a range of up to 31 miles, is primarily aimed at making broadband network access widely available without the expense of stringing wires (as in cable-access broadband) or the distance limitations of Digital Subscriber Line. WIMAX is based on the IEEE 802.16 standard and for certification of products and technologies operating in various frequency bands including the 1.9 GHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, and 3.5 GHz.

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