NYU Wireless Expands Industry Ranks, Pursues 5G

An academic research center at New York University focused on next-generation wireless has welcomed its 12th industrial partner. NYU Wireless recently addedCable Television Laboratories to its program, which gives participants, includingAT&T, Intel and Nokia, access to research and recruitment possibilities. CableLabs is itself a non-profit research and development consortium; its membership is made up of cable operators. NYU Wireless is run out of the university's Polytechnic School of Engineering.

At the same time the university organization said it was immersed in looking beyond current cellular standards such as 4G and LTE-A and pushing on development of what's being called "5G," the next generation of mobile technology, which promises to facilitate throughput of up to 10 gigabits/second.

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