Definition of narrowband in English:



  • Of or involving signals over a narrow range of frequencies.

    ‘narrowband emissions’
    • ‘When we talk of the faster growth in the U.S. economy in the late 1990s and ascribe it to broadband Internet, how can we be sure it was not due to the narrowband cell phones?’
    • ‘Each kind of Internet access, be it narrowband or broadband, comes with its peculiar costs, assets and relative appeal to particular customers.’
    • ‘In fact, in recent months it has streamlined the narrowband product to play on even the slowest connections, cutting down on time-hoarding graphics.’
    • ‘There are very few sites who are going to say I can build a wireless portal, a narrowband portal, a broadband portal and maintain them all.’
    • ‘Telecommunications, be it broadband, narrowband, cable or wireless has transformed all our lives.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, material can instead be quickly differentiated based on broadband spectral signatures instead of any single narrowband measurement.’
    • ‘This type of form factor, combined with useful applications and higher data speeds in narrowband wireless networks, helps us envision a successful data marketplace.’
    • ‘Content providers eager to leave the narrowband world for the new high-speed Internet often find themselves in uncharted waters, with as many dangers as there are rewards.’
    • ‘It's custom made for a broadband network - not a narrowband twisted pair or satellite signal.’
    • ‘This technology is behind our soft goods distribution platform, which is critical for us in broadband as well as narrowband.’
    • ‘‘We feel very confident we'll match all the features that will be offered competitively by a narrowband switch to a consumer,’ he said.’
    • ‘After recent ditherings in which it regarded services operating at speeds of 128 kbit/s as both broadband and narrowband, the telecoms regulator has come off the fence.’
    • ‘For many years, telephone lines were the narrowband solution serving the average user's needs, but that has changed.’
    • ‘In the next two years when every household in America is hopping on the narrowband info-highway for free, the Internet will be crowded, aggravating and impersonal.’
    • ‘The radios are designed to operate in the narrowband portion of the 700 MHz band.’
    • ‘Some 43 per cent of households indicated that they currently use narrowband unmetered access, while 36 per cent said they use narrowband metered services.’
    • ‘This eliminates the multi-path interference that occurs when a narrowband device like a cell phone receives the same signal multiple times.’
    • ‘Although eventually the focus will shift to higher-speed broadband formats, for now the majority narrowband audience rules, Hause said.’
    • ‘He criticizes the service as being ‘basically a narrowband interactive TV experience.’’
    • ‘One route comprises long- and short-range wireless technologies that use radio frequencies to send broad- and narrowband signals.’