NYU Wireless' Rappaport encouraged by US policy on 5G spectrum

One of the biggest proponents for unleashing millimeter wave spectrum in the U.S. said this week that he's encouraged by what the FCC is doing – in fact, it's exceeding even his expectations.

Ted Rappaport, IEEE fellow and founding director of NYU Wireless, along with a group of NYU Wireless students, authored the paper "Millimeter Wave Mobile Communications for 5G Cellular: It Will Work!" (PDF). The paper was published in May 2013, after which many vendors and operators started launching more millimeter wave experiments.

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