The Millimeter-Wave Advantage
Millimeter-waves are a region of the wireless spectrum classically defined as 30 GHz to 300 GHz. An advantage of millimeter-waves for wireless communications comes from the vast amounts of available bandwidth localized within this frequency range. Larger bandwidth enables higher data rates resulting in a lower cost per bit for network operators and consumers.
Millimeter-waves allow wireless signals to be focused into
narrower beams, enabling increased data transmission across longer distances. Narrower beams enable frequency spectrum reuse, as the same frequencies can be sent to different locations, further increasing network capacity, and reducing cost.
It’s these advantages, amongst others, that will provide the wireless infrastructure to support applications such as:
- Smart cities
- Autonomous transportation
- Remote healthcare
- And more