October 8, 2015 — Movement in the 5G arena is being felt from FCC proceeding proposing a framework for flexible spectrum use rules for bands above 24 GHz, including mobile broadband use. This comes on the heels of some very interesting work done by the eggheads at NYU’s wireless department.
There has been some interesting work done by them, some of which will appear in a paper entitled “Indoor Office Wideband Millimeter-Wave Propagation Measurements and Channel Models at 28 GHz and 73 GHz for Ultra-Dense 5G Wireless Networks.” Other data were recently published by them that detailed outdoor propagation studies in millimeter wave channels at 28 GHz, 38 GHz, 60 GHz and 73 GHz. The paper is “Wideband Millimeter-Wave Propagation Measurements and Channel Models for Future Wireless Communication System Design.”
This kind of data is necessary to look at the metrics of what goes on at these higher frequencies and how they will be part of the 5G landscape.