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The Disruptor: The Millimeter Wave Spectrum

  • Biljana Badic
  • Christian Drewes
  • Ingolf Karls
  • Markus Mueck


The fast development of smart and connected products, including consumer electronics, means that for the best user experience, wireless networks need to operate in frequency bands both below and above 6 GHz. The millimeter wave spectrum, as noted in previous chapters, is mainly driven by the ever-increasing number of extreme broadband applications and services. First there are many opportunities, since spectrum allocations have been and will be offered for millimeter wavelengths (10 mm to 1 mm) and frequencies (30 to 300 GHz) for wireless mobile communication. Second, important development tools have now been prepared for the millimeter wave spectrum, including channel models, link level and system level simulation (LLS and SLS), antenna and baseband, and radio front-end design. The third source of this growth is that applications are now being planned or developed for these frequencies that go far beyond those already in the market, like automotive radar, wireless broadband fixed access, and satellite communications. Finally there is the unbelievable development and progress of semiconductor technology that will make the implementation of millimeter wave communication feasible for 5G.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Biljana Badic
    • 1
  • Christian Drewes
    • 1
  • Ingolf Karls
    • 1
  • Markus Mueck
    • 1
  1. 1.Intel Deutschland GmbHMUNICHGermany

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