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base station

Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

A base station is a fixed point of communication for customer cellular phones on a carrier network.

The base station is connected to an antenna (or multiple antennae) that receives and transmits the signals in the cellular network to customer phones and cellular devices. That equipment is connected to a mobile switching station that connects cellular calls to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

A single base station may extend the service providers network by blocks or by miles. Base stations are company-specific. However, a single site may host multiple base stations from competing telecommunication companies.

This was last updated in March 2014

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