Posted February 28th, 2014
US regulators need to open up licensing of millimeter wave bands to make way for a coming renaissance in wireless, according to a leading researcher.
Theodore Rappaport foresees networks using 28 to 90 GHz bands to deliver several Gbits/second to tomorrow's mobile devices. The wireless research center he runs at NYU Polytechnic is testing out such ideas, but a broader effort is needed, he said.
"We need a playground for carriers to develop the prototypes to show what can be done at 28, 38 and 70-90 GHz bands," Rappaport said in an interview with EE Times. "There's a big movement here, but I'm just afraid the US is behind in it," he said.