Definition of Ku-band in English:


Syllabification: Ku-band
Pronunciation: /ˈkāyo͞oˌband


A microwave frequency band used for satellite communication and broadcasting, using frequencies of about 12 gigahertz for terrestrial reception and 14 gigahertz for transmission.
More example sentences
  • Hitherto, Ku-band frequencies were not permitted to be used by private telecom operators.
  • The satellite carries four C-band transponders, two Ku-band transponders and a Mobile Satellite Service payload.
  • It offers a much higher bandwidth than that found at Ku-band.


1990s: from Ku (arbitrary serial designation) + band.

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