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AWS Band

Noun, Abbr.

AWS stands for Advanced Wireless Services, a wireless telecommunications spectrum band used for mobile services such as voice, data, and messaging.

The AWS Band refers to a spectrum of frequencies designated for specific uses, like 3G or 4G broadband services, as defined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). These bands are subdivided and owned by different entities regulated by the FCC.

The main AWS Bands include:

  • AWS-1: Consists of 90 MHz of the AWS spectrum in the ranges 1710–1755 and 2110–2155 MHz.
  • AWS-H Block: Covers the AWS spectrum in the ranges 1915–1920 MHz and 1995–2000 MHz.
  • AWS-3: Encompasses the AWS spectrum in the ranges 1695–1720 MHz, 1755–1780 MHz, and 2155–2180 MHz.
  • AWS-4: Includes the AWS spectrum in the ranges 2000–2020 MHz and 2180–2200 MHz.

These bands were established between 2002 and 2012. Details and regulations for AWS bands can be found in 47 CFR Part 1 and Part 27.

Example of AWS Band in a sentence:

"T-Mobile uses the AWS band for its cellular network."

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