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Network World’s searchable glossary of wireless terms

Apr 13, 201826 mins

From amplifier to wireless network topology, find concise definitions of wireless terminology

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This is a glossary of terminology frequently used in describing and discussing wireless technology – from amplifier to wireless network topology  that will come in handy when trying to understand articles about wireless devices and networks.

It is designed to enable those familiar with networking but not necessarily with radio and wireless technologies to quickly cut through the clutter and understand the meaning of these terms.

The entries are arranged in alphabetical order except for this initial entry, radio, which is meant to set the stage for all the rest.

Note: Words in bold italic letters means there is a separate definition for that term.

Use the search box below to find the term you are looking for.

Glossary of Radio Terms

craig mathias

Craig J. Mathias is a principal with Farpoint Group, an advisory firm specializing in wireless networking and mobile computing. Founded in 1991, Farpoint Group works with technology developers, manufacturers, carriers and operators, enterprises, and the financial community. Craig is an internationally-recognized industry and technology analyst, consultant, conference speaker, author, columnist, and blogger. He regularly writes for Network World,, and TechTarget. Craig holds an Sc.B. degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and is a member of the Society of Sigma Xi and the IEEE.

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