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What Is Terrestrial Microwave?

December 2, 2021
What Is Terrestrial Microwave
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Microwaves are electromagnetic waves with a frequency range of 1GHz to 1000 GHz. They can be used for communication, radar, and cooking food. Terrestrial microwaves use towers or poles to transmit and receive signals. The signals travel through air (terrestrial) rather than cables like other radio waves. This technology has many applications such as cellular networks, satellite communications, wireless LANs, etc.

Radio stations often use terrestrial microwave links to broadcast from one city or state to another without using satellite time or leasing telephone lines (which would require paying per minute). This link also allows remote broadcasting locations such as sporting arenas and concert venues to send live programming back home without running cables across roads or around mountains. 

It's also possible for terrestrial microwave links to carry data signals between two points on earth instead of voice transmissions, allowing companies with multiple offices to spread out over large areas like cities or states. This connects them via their private network to easily share files and other information while still keeping costs down since there's no need for expensive leased phone lines between each office location. 

These networks are called "Metropolitan Area Networks" (MANs) because they cover a relatively small area, usually just one metropolitan area. But they're very fast compared with dial-up modems that most people use today when connecting their computers to local area networks (LANs).

The technology is used in various ways, from providing high-speed internet access to cellular phone service. It’s also used for satellite communications and military applications. This technology has many applications such as cellular networks, satellite communications, wireless LANs, etc.

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