FCC Takes Steps to Open Spectrum Horizons for New Services and Technologies

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules to encourage the development of new communications technologies and expedite the deployment of new services in the spectrum above 95 GHz. This spectrum has long been considered the outermost horizon of the usable spectrum range, but rapid advancements in radio technology have made these bands especially ripe for …

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NYU WIRELESS Founder Comments on FCC Race Toward 6G Wireless Communications

On March 15, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission began considering opening up a new spectrum of radio waves that researchers believe could become integral to the sixth generation of wireless communications (6G) as part of the never-ending quest to send more data more quickly over the air.  The FCC chairman invited the researcher who …

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FCC moves to open spectrum above 95 GHz for new technologies

The FCC unanimously voted to adopt new rules related to the spectrum above 95 GHz that encourage the development of new technologies—and may even lead to 6G. Once thought to be more or less useless—similar to how much of the industry used to think of the millimeter wave spectrum that’s now being deployed for 5G—these …

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Spotlight on Elza Erkip

A comprehensive list of awards given to Institute Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Elza Erkip would be a very lengthy document. Early on, Erkip, the junior past president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Information Theory Society, was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as one of the country’s most promising young researchers, garnering …

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Microwave Journal: Interview with Prof. Theodore (Ted) Rappaport of NYU WIRELESS

Verizon deployed mmWave fixed wireless access service late last year in Sacramento (CA) as one of their pilot cities. Recently, Earl Lum surveyed the location of most of the access points and determined their coverage would be marginal and thus results were probably not that great due to the location of many of them – …

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WIRED: Trump Shouldn’t Plan to Tweet From a 6G Phone Anytime Soon

It’s been a big week for 5G, the next generation of wireless networks. Samsung announced its first 5G capable phone, the S10, on Wednesday. Qualcomm announced a new 5G modem on Tuesday. But President Trump is aiming higher. “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” Trump wrote …

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