NYU Wireless says U.S. falling behind in 5G, presses FCC to act now on mmWave spectrum

While other parts of the world are making strides in 5G research and development, the United States should look to millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to make sure it is not left behind--and it's got to act fast.

That's the summation of a more than 50-page filing that NYU Wireless submitted to the FCC. The FCC's initial comment period on the feasibility of using high-frequency radio waves in the millimeter-wave spectrum closes Jan. 15.

Ted Rappaport, the NYU Wireless professor and industry pioneer leading the efforts, told FierceWirelessTech that an aggressive spectrum policy is a great equalizer at the FCC's disposal.

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