(plural base stations)
- (surveying) A GPS receiver at known fixed location, used to derive correction information for nearby portable GPS receivers.
- (computing, networking) A radio receiver/transmitter that serves as the hub of the local wireless network, and may also be the gateway between a wired network and the wireless network.
- (radio) A wireless communications station installed at a fixed location and used to communicate as part of a two-way radio system or wireless telephone system.
base station - Computer Definition
(1) A holder (see cradle).
(2) In general, a transmitter and receiver of electronic signals.
(4) A transceiver station for wireless transmission to cellular phones and devices. In 2G GSM systems, the base station is a "base transceiver station" (BTS). In 3G and LTE networks, base stations are known as "Node B" and "Evolved Node B" (eNB) stations respectively. See 3G, LTE and transceiver.