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FCC opens up experimental spectrum licenses for 6G

On Friday, the agency [Federal Communications Commission] unanimously voted to open up "terahertz wave" spectrum that could one day be used for 6G services. The spectrum, which falls in the 95 gigahertz (GHz) to 3 terahertz (THz) range, will be open for experimental use to let engineers dreaming of the next generation of wireless begin their work. … Wireless researchers, such as Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, a professor at NYU [Tandon School of Engineering] who's been leading research in millimeter wave technology for 5G, say access to this spectrum will help the US stay ahead in wireless. "Now, with the Spectrum Horizons initiative and this historic vote, the FCC has launched the race to 6G, helping to ensure the US will play a leading role in future generations of wireless," Rappaport said in a statement.

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