terrestrial terrestrial  /tə ˈrɛ stri əl/


  1. (adj) of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
  2. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants
  3. (adj) operating or living or growing on land
  4. (adj) concerned with the world or worldly matters
  5. (adj) of this earth


  1. The Queen of Soul reigns supreme with a heavenly voice and terrestrial passion.
  2. For a while the needs of a newcomer, a voracious terrestrial primate, were accommodated.
  3. The service is supported by advertisements, just like terrestrial radio, or you can subscribe to an ad-free version.


  1. Ruckus Wireless and Globalstar Complete First Testing of Unused RF Spectrum to Address Growing ...

    The Combination of Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS) with Smart Wi-Fi Shows up to 5X Distance and up to 4X Capacity Increase Over Traditional Wi-Fi with No Impact on Surrounding Public Wi-Fi Networks SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) and Globalstar, Inc., (OTCBB: GSAT) today announced the successful results of new Wi-Fi testing that used a combination of unlicensed ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Pandora Fights Fees with Terrestrial Acquisition

    In an effort to manage acquisition fees, Pandora Radio has acquired a terrestrial radio station based in Rapid City, S.D. The move enables Pandora to be subject to licensing fees and royalties for broadcast radio stations rather than streaming stations. Internet radio services such as Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody and Last.fm have struggled for years to balance acquisition costs with revenues.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: E-Commerce Times

  3. Pandora slams ASCAP, buys terrestrial radio station in bid to cut royalty rates

    Being the driving force behind change is never easy, but it’s especially difficult when powerful industry players do everything in their power to crush you. Such has been the story of Pandora, which added an interesting twist to its tale this week. Pandora, a pioneer in Internet radio, bought a terrestrial radio station in South Dakota on Tuesday. The move seems curious on the surface, obviously ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

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