Tag: millimeter wave

FCC opens 95GHz to 3THz spectrum for ‘6G, 7G, or whatever’ is next

Commercial 5G networks are barely operational in the United States right now, but that hasn’t stopped engineers from thinking ahead to 6G — and the U.S. government wants to facilitate their experiments over the next decade. After a unanimous vote, the FCC is opening “terahertz wave” spectrum for experimental purposes, creating legal ways for companies […]

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FCC opens 24GHz mmWave 5G auction, includes deals for rural bidders

Nearly two months after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concluded its lengthy auction of 28GHz millimeter wave spectrum, the agency will today begin a similar auction for 24GHz millimeter wave spectrum. For major and smaller carriers alike, today’s auction represents the last opportunity to obtain early rights to transmit on 5G’s high-bandwidth but short-distance frequencies […]

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Movandi’s BeamXR offers large-scale 5G coverage with few base stations

Super-fast smartphones and computers may be the selling points for next-generation 5G cellular networks, but it’s not easy to build the infrastructure to offer those speeds — especially since millimeter wave radio signals travel only short distances and struggle to penetrate walls. So Movandi has developed a solution, BeamXR, that increases the range of millimeter wave […]

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Verizon debuts Let’s 5G! to mobilize citizen lobbying of local officials

Verizon has already launched early 5G service in parts of four U.S. cities, but since its millimeter wave 5G hardware requires thousands of new “small cell” towers — each requiring local government approval — its network expansion across the country could take a while. To speed things up, the carrier today announced Let’s 5G!, an […]

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FCC’s 28GHz mmWave 5G auction ends, raising millions but leaving questions

Though the Federal Communications Commission officially closed its doors more than a month ago, due to the U.S. government shutdown, the agency kept enough staff around for a critical 5G development: Auction 101, the sale of 28GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum licenses covering the United States. After 38 days and 176 rounds of bidding, Auction […]

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Qualcomm cuts 5G millimeter wave antenna size by 25% ahead of 2019 debut

Cellular chipmakers have spent years working to miniaturize 5G components before the first 5G devices hit stores, and that process is continuing down to the wire. Mere months before CES, Qualcomm announced today that it has achieved a 25 percent reduction in the size of its 5G millimeter wave antennas, which are expected to be […]

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Huge Qualcomm 5G test phone sparks concerns ahead of network launches

If you look carefully through 2018’s numerous 5G device announcements, one concerning thread has persisted since early in the year: a hint that early 5G devices might be unappealingly large. Qualcomm acknowledged and downplayed the issue at its February 5G summit, suggesting that early 5G phones might need to be a little bigger, but with […]

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HTC Vive Wireless Adapter will cost $300 with a September release date

HTC’s long-awaited Vive Wireless Adapter is almost ready to purchase, the company announced today, as the cutting-edge collaboration between the VR maker and Intel now has a price, preorder date, and release date. The accessory will ship on September 24 for $300, including a free two-month Viveport trial subscription. Preorders will start on September 5. […]

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