U.S. Opens High-Band Spectrum for 5G Networks

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made history last month by unanimously voting to pass the proposal of the Spectrum Frontier Proceeding. With this move, it allocated unprecedented amounts of bandwidth for 5G wireless communications.

"Carriers and entrepreneurs alike now have a true wireless fiber opportunity for fixed and mobile, and our work at NYU WIRELESS has proven both the physics and the potential of 5G,” says Ted Rappaport, the research center’s founding director. “There is no doubt that giant new businesses and applications that exploit this unprecedented spectrum will change our world in amazing ways over the next decade.”

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