Definition

narrowband

Also see bandwidth.

Generally, narrowband describes telecommunication that carries voice information in a narrow band of frequencies. More specifically, the term has been used to describe a specific frequency range set aside by the U.S. FCC for mobile or radio services, including paging systems, from 50 cps to 64 Kbps.

The term is usually contrasted with wideband or broadband.

This was last updated in November 2006

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