BSS abbr Base Station Subsystem

July 21, 2012

See also: Network Switching Substation

CIMM DEFINITION: A fixed station in a cellular wireless network, used for communicating with mobile terminals (phones). It is what links mobile phones to a wireless carrier’s network. A base station provides local coverage (an area where mobile phones will work) for a wireless network. The area of coverage may be many miles or just a few city blocks. The coverage can be in all directions, or the antennas may be aimed only in one direction. (Source:

2: In the computer world, refers to the wireless access point for computers with wireless cards. It is a router that communicates with devices based on the Wi-Fi standard. (Source: