Definitions

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  • noun US, telecommunications The abolition of existing band allocations in the radio spectrum and the more efficient reallocation of the spectrum into smaller bands.

Etymologies

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re- +‎ farming, as in farm out

Examples

  • One frequency band that is currently undergoing this process, called refarming, is 900MHz.

    CIO.in

  • One frequency band that is currently undergoing this process, called refarming, is 900MHz.

    Computerworld News

  • He said the NTC had the right to do frequency "refarming" but this process should be transparent and part of an approved national frequency plan, with all operators with frequencies included.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • This potentially offers suitable spectrum for LTE without the need for disruptive 'refarming' of existing holdings.

    Computerworld

  • "inferior ham equipment"?? maybe where you live but around here most repeaters are built from high end commercial gear and many of us are using commercial gear on them since the FCC in their "refarming" program caused a lot of otherwise fine commercial two way gear to become surplus for bandwidth reasons only.

    eHam.net News

  • 'refarming' 2G spectrum, which is of a lower frequency than current 3G spectrum, for 3G services.

    Technology Reviews, News

  • The U.K. government has, however, moved on the issue of spectrum refarming, which will help the wider broadband rollout.

    U.K. still counts

  • They also offer operators a solution that supports any future GSM spectrum band refarming.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Different operators hold differing amounts of 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum, making it trickier for Ofcom and the government to establish a fair system for spectrum refarming that will not overly benefit one operator over another. held up the auction process since 2008, when the auctions were originally supposed to take place.

    ZDNet UK Highlights

  • Meanwhile, Kip Meek, the independent spectrum broker who drew up the spectrum refarming plans, is to become the chairman of Project Canvas, according to a

    ZDNet UK Highlights

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