local multipoint distribution service
- A wireless broadband service which is capable of providing telephone services, high-speed Internet, and interactive multimedia applications, with data transfer rates than can exceed 2 Gbps. It operates in the 28 GHz band, offers line of sight coverage to about 5 kilometers, and may be used, for instance, where broadband service would otherwise be unavailable for physical or economical reasons. repeater stations can be used to extend the range, and overlapping cells can help minimize losses due to obstacles. Its abbreviation is LMDS. Also called local multipoint distribution.