Interference (communication)

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In communications and electronics, especially in telecommunications, interference is anything which modifies, or disrupts a signal as it travels along a channel between a source and a receiver. The term typically refers to the addition of unwanted signals to a useful signal. Common examples are:

Interference is typically but not always distinguished from noise, for example white thermal noise.

Radio resource management aims at reducing and controlling the co-channel and adjacent-channel interference.

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