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Straight Path Spectrum Joins NYU Wireless
Straight Path Spectrum has joined
NYU Wireless as an affiliate sponsor and
advisory board member, contributing its expertise in millimeter frequencies to
the academic wireless communications research center at
New York University (NYU).
According to the Straight Path Spectrum site, the company "holds over 900
licenses of commercial fixed wireless spectrum in the United States" including
"licenses in the 39 GHz band and in the LMDS band (located in the 28-31 GHz
range)." The company's expertise in this frequency range is expected to help NYU
Wireless's research in "understanding and characterizing the propagation
environment at millimeter wave frequencies."
According to NYU Wireless, demand for wireless network capacity is expected
to double annually as more and more people use mobile devices for gaming, Web
browsing, and music and video streaming. The research center is working to
achieve "more than a thousand-fold increase in data capacity of mobile devices
in the coming years," and Straight Path Spectrum's contribution is expected to
support the more than 20 faculty members and 100 graduate students at NYU Wireless in
their research activities in that area.
"Straight Path is dedicated to maximizing the value of the millimeter wave
spectrum to help mobile network operators and Internet service providers provide
the backhaul and, eventually, mobility that will be required for wireless
networks of the future," said Theodore Rappaport, director and founder of NYU
Wireless, in a prepared statement. "Our students will benefit from the
technological insights and experiences that Straight Path brings."
NYU Wireless conducts research and teaching in wireless communication
systems, signals and antennas at the millimeter wave frequency, as well as
activities in the areas of medicine and computing. NYU Wireless is part of the
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering,
NYU Langone School of Medicine and
Computer Science department of the Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The research center "aims to expand
today's mobile and wireless capabilities to create a sustainable networked
society using broadband wireless devices, networks and applications."
Other affiliate sponsors of NYU Wireless include AT&T, Ericsson, Samsung,
Solutions and Networks (NSN), Huawei
Further information about NYU Wireless can be found on the
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.