radio cell

German: Funkzelle
Japanese: 無線セル

Communications engineering. The area that is provided by a transmitter. According to size the following differentiations are made: femto cell, pico cell, micro cell, and macro cell.

Especially for mobile communication systems radio cell means the basic geographical unit of a cellular communications system served by a radio base station. The size of each cell is determined by the terrain and forecasted number of users.

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