NYU Wireless pushes for FCC to act fast on releasing mmW spectrum

With a Feb. 17 reply comment deadline coming up on the FCC's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on the use of spectrum above 24 GHz, researchers at New York University (NYU)-Wireless are once again sounding the horn that the FCC has the power to put the U.S. in the driver's seat when it comes to the race to 5G.

World-renowned wireless researcher Ted Rappaport, founder and director of NYU Wireless, who's been driving research into the use of millimeter wave (mmW) spectrum, acknowledged during a conference call with reporters today that some parties have filed comments in the FCC's proceeding urging the FCC to keep the focus on existing and lower band spectrum. There's a belief held by some that mobile services are best served below 6 GHz.

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