NYU researchers make waves with millimeter-wave breakthrough.

Researchers at NYU Wireless, a research center of the New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering, report promising findings that could enable 5G millimeter-wave (mm-wave) cells to be as large as several hundred meters, the same size as 4G cells in dense urban environments.

The research, presented in Microwave Journal, indicates that mm-wave frequencies (30 to 300 GHz) show great promise for the future of wireless because of the large raw available, unused bandwidth.

In particular, over 14 GHz of available spectrum exists in the 28, 38/39, and 73 GHz bands, making these bands great candidates for new mobile spectrum that will increase capacity by several orders of magnitude over today's cellular and Wi-Fi allocations, the researchers said, adding that recent advances in integrated circuit and antenna technology have made it possible to inexpensively and reliably manufacture wireless devices that operate at millimeter wave frequencies.

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