Mobile Broadband System (MBS)

What Does Mobile Broadband System (MBS) Mean?

A mobile broadband system (MBS) is the infrastructure that provides Internet access to mobile and handheld device users. It is a system used by mobile service providers to deliver high-speed broadband Internet access to remotely connected users.


A mobile broadband system is also known as a wireless wide area network (WWAN).

Techopedia Explains Mobile Broadband System (MBS)

An MBS is primarily designed to be used by consumer portable devices that access the Internet. Typically, an MBS is delivered on the same cellular network that a mobile service provider uses to deliver mobile telephony services.

End users use their device’s built-in modem, Wi-Fi device, wireless network cards, USB dongle or similar technology to access the Internet.



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