Definition of Ku-band in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɛɪjuːband/


[mass noun]
A microwave frequency band used for satellite communication and broadcasting, using frequencies of about 12 gigahertz for terrestrial reception and 14 gigahertz for transmission.
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) + band1.

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