Tandon in the News

With 5G Networks, Your Campus Meetings Might Become Virtual


  • by Erika Gimbel

Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, a professor [at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering] and NYU Wireless founding director, led a research project in Manhattan to demonstrate the effectiveness of 5G signals in an urban campus environment. His team found that mmWaves could work even better than current wireless networks. But rural campuses also could benefit from 5G capabilities, Rappaport says. “5G equipment could allow immediate replacement of aging copper wires with ‘wireless’ fiber. Tests done in Virginia found the distances reached by the mmWave signal were much greater than people thought — up to 10 kilometers.”

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