5G Survives a Critical Test: The Backcountry
- Michael Byrne for Vice Motherboard November 11th, 2016
- Source: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/5g-survives-a-critical-test-the-woods
Researchers from New York University have offered a surprising demonstration of millimeter-wave wireless communications.
While this largely unused and untested frequency band—usually assumed to be a key component of 5G—is characterized by its poor performance across long distances and among even low-density intervening objects (like bushes), engineering professor Ted Rappaport and colleagues found in experiments spread across the wooded, rural hills of southern Virginia that it performs much better than expected.