Ted Rappaport and NYU WIRELESS are at the Forefront of 5G Research, and Policy Makers Are Paying Attention
On July 14 the FCC voted affirmatively on a historic plan — the Spectrum Frontier Proceeding (SFP) — aimed at freeing up unprecedented amounts of bandwidth for the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication. The ruling effectively quadruples the bandwidth previously available to the mobile industry. Much of the bandwidth being made available thanks to the SFP will be in the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum (30 to 300 gigahertz), since bands lower on the spectrum are already being used near capacity. It was not until 2013, when a seminal paper by Professor Ted Rappaport was published in an IEEE journal, that the world awoke to the possibilities of tapping that underutilized spectrum.
Professor Erkip Opens IEEE Conference with Plenary Tracing the History of Cooperation in Wireless Networking
Elza Erkip, professor of electrical and computer engineering, delivered the opening talk at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory in Barcelona, Spain, last month. The conference is a leading global conference attended by academic researchers and industry professionals working in various aspects of information theory, including wireless communications, compression, security and cryptography, Big Data analytics and more.
IEEE Honors NYU Professors for Contributions to Cellular Communications, Signal Processing, and More
Sundeep Rangan, the recently appointed director of the research center NYU WIRELESS, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Elevated to Fellow for his contributions to orthogonal frequency-division multiple access cellular communications, Rangan joined the faculty of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in 2010 after co-founding Flarion Technologies, later acquired by Qualcomm.
NYU WIRELESS, SiBEAM, AND NI Announce Pioneering Public Testbed TO Speed the Path to Ultra-Fast 5G
The NYU WIRELESS research center announced it will build an advanced programmable platform to rapidly design, prototype, and validate technologies vital for the millimeter wave (mmWave) radio spectrum, which is potentially key to launching the next ultra-high-data-rate generation of wireless communication, or 5G.