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Month: October 2018

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Full Steam Ahead…Everybody Jumping on The MM- Wave Train

Apple, Facebook, SpaceX and new companies like Starry just to name a few. The millimeter wave scene continues to heat up as companies look to mm-wave based solutions to expand and solve the next generation of broadband needs. Below are some highlights to what some companies are doing in the mm-wave industry that look to make it a mainstream technology used everyday by consumers. Here are a few headlines with links to full articles to enjoy:


Apple Invents Wireless Charging iPhone Case Accessory using Millimeter Wave Technology

The circuitry that receives the wireless power may receive wireless power at microwave frequencies and as a communication device using an array of antennas may be used to support beam steering. The array of antennas may support wireless communications in millimeter wave communications bands such as a communications band at 60 GHz or other extremely high frequency communications bands. Read More…


Facebook’s Millimeter-wave radio tech hits new bandwidth records

Facebook’s millimeter-wave (MMW) radio technology, which can be used for drone-to-ground communications or for more traditional terrestrial applications, keeps getting better. Last year, the team was able to set up channels with data rates of up to 20 Gbps over about eight miles. Read More…


AT&T Launches Second 5G Wireless Network Test in Austin, Tx

Recently, AT&T launched the second trial using millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to deliver an ultra-fast 5G network experience to more locations in Austin, Texas. Read More…


The FCC gave Apple permission to test 5G transmission between Northern California facilities

Based on the application, Apple will conduct its testing in high-band frequencies ranging from 27.5 GHz to 28.35 GHz and 38.6 GHz to 40 GHz. The experimental link will span about 10 miles between facilities in Cupertino and Milpitas, California. Read More…


Starry Wants to Change The Way You Connect using Millimeter Waves

He’s back and ready to change the internet forever. Chet Kanojia–the former CEO of streaming TV startup Aereo, whose challenge to traditional cable companies was quashed by the Supreme Court in 2014 looks to use mm-wave solutions to provide high speed access to homes. Read More…