Base station

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

A base station may refer to any of the following:

1. In the computer networking realm, a base station is the central hub for wireless network communication between computers. Today, these types of base station are commonly referred to as a wireless router.

Base station

2. Alternatively referred to as the cell tower or cell site, a base station is a high fixed tower that is used to send and receive voice and data transmissions from cellular phones. These towers are often located throughout a city in high areas and at the top of buildings. The picture is an example of a traditional cell tower used to send and receive data.

3. With a cordless phone or headset, a base station refers to the primary location the device charges its battery.

Hardware terms, Network terms, Phone terms