NYU Researchers Claim 5G Wireless Breakthrough

Researchers at New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering are claiming an important discovery that could improve the prospects for 5G wireless communications in high frequency bands.

Fifth generation wireless communications is expected to require wide swaths of spectrum in order to support speeds of 1 Gbps or higher – and the only portion of the spectrum band where wide swaths are available is at high frequencies. But according to popular thinking, radio transmissions cannot travel far at high frequencies known as the millimeter wave band, potentially requiring cellsites to be placed much closer together than they are in traditional cellular networks.

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