The Race to 5G…and 6G?
As every reader knows, higher millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies are an essential aspect of 5G. Speaking of higher frequencies, Ted Rappaport of NYU WIRELESS along with others recently published a paper titled, “Wireless Communications and Applications Above 100 GHz: Opportunities and Challenges for 6G and Beyond.” That’s right—while everyone is talking about 5G, NYU WIRELESS is actually looking ahead to 6G. Will terahertz frequencies enable future 6G wireless communication systems? It’s interesting to think about, but something that we probably won’t know for quite some time.