Think 5G is exciting? Just wait for 6G

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Authored by Theodore Rappaport, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founding Director of NYU Wireless at NYU Tandon.

The wireless industry has revolutionized the way we work and play, so it's no wonder why 5G has grabbed everyone's attention. Already in some cities, and soon across the world, fiberoptic transmission speeds will invisibly reach into all of our pockets, bringing television, 3D imagery and new applications we never dreamed of to our mobile devices.

While commercial cellphone providers and equipment vendors are working feverishly to build out 5G, and as the public eagerly awaits its rollout, researchers around the world are at work producing the wireless world's next generation: 6G.