Networking & Wireless

NYU Wireless Adds New Partner for 5G Wireless Research

NYU Wireless, New York University's multidisciplinary academic research center for wireless networking theories and techniques, has partnered with SiBEAM, a developer of intelligent millimeter-wave technologies for wireless communications, to advance research in 5G wireless technologies. SiBEAM is NYU Wireless's 13th industrial-affiliate sponsor.

5G technology uses the millimeter-wave (mmWave) radio spectrum and has the potential to increase mobile data capacity by a thousand times or more over current technology, according to information from NYU Wireless and SIBEAM. Researchers at NYU Wireless have been working to create the fundamental science and math channel models needed to develop 5G equipment, and the partnership will enable NYU Wireless to take advantage of SiBEAM's expertise in mmWave semiconductor products.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun exploring the potential of mobile radio services in the mmWave radio spectrum, and both NYU Wireless and SiBEAM have filed public comments in response to the FCC's Notice of Inquiry. NYU Wireless's comments to the FCC included recommendations on global competitiveness and regulation, safety and feasibility and timing.

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering launched NYU Wireless in August 2012. The research center includes more than 20 faculty members and 100 graduate students from the NYU School of Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the NYU Langone School of Medicine.

As a partner of NYU Wireless, SiBEAM will also "actively participate in NYU Wireless-sponsored industry-academia-government meetings and conferences" and "collaborate on advanced research and technical trials of 5G technologies," according to information from NYU Wireless and SIBEAM.

The full text of the NYU Wireless and SiBEAM comments to the FCC can be found on the FCC's site.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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