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Wireless Communications

Definition - What does Wireless Communications mean?

Wireless communications is a type of data communication that is performed and delivered wirelessly. This is a broad term that incorporates all procedures and forms of connecting and communicating between two or more devices using a wireless signal through wireless communication technologies and devices.

Techopedia explains Wireless Communications

Wireless communication generally works through electromagnetic signals that are broadcast by an enabled device within the air, physical environment or atmosphere. The sending device can be a sender or an intermediate device with the ability to propagate wireless signals. The communication between two devices occurs when the destination or receiving intermediate device captures these signals, creating a wireless communication bridge between the sender and receiver device. Wireless communication has various forms, technology and delivery methods including:


  • Satellite communication
  • Mobile communication
  • Wireless network communication
  • Infrared communication
  • Bluetooth communication
Although all of these communication technologies have different underlying architecture, they all lack a physical or wired connection between their respective devices to initiate and execute communication.

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