Weather Fade

In satellite systems, the loss of a satellite signal due to extremely heavy (and generally very localized) rain, snow, or other extreme weather.


Wide Area Network (WAN)

A physical or logical network that provides capabilities for a number of independent devices to communicate with each other over a common transmission-interconnected topology in geographic areas larger than those served by local area networks or metropolitan area networks.

Wide Area Network (WAN)


Possessing large bandwidth.



A network or terminal that uses electromagnetic waves, such as RF, infrared, laser, visible light, and acoustic energy, not wires, for telecommunications.


WWW (World Wide Web)

The collection of millions of graphical pages that heavily utilize HTML to provide access to information. One of the key components of the Internet.