NYU Wireless celebrates 5 years of 5G research

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of NYU Wireless, a multidisciplinary research center founded in 2012 to develop the fundamental theories and techniques for next-generation mass-deployable wireless devices across a wide range of applications and markets, the company said.

In the years that followed, it has become central to the remarkably rapid adoption of technologies that promise to deliver broadband speed to wireless communication, thereby holding great promise for smart devices, autonomous cars, medical applications, and Wi-Fi for remote regions.

A key focus of the center, based at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, relates to millimeter wave (mmWave) systems operating in the high frequency bands above 10 gigahertz (GHz). Because of the large available bandwidths in these frequencies, the spectrum has the potential to provide orders of magnitude greater data rates than 4G wireless systems, which work in the highly congested narrow bands below 3 GHz.

NYU Wireless is a multi-disciplinary academic research center that offers an unprecedented and unique set of skills. Centered at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and involving more than 100 faculty and students throughout the entire NYU community, NYU Wireless offers its faculty, students and affiliated sponsors from industry a world-class research environment that is creating the fundamental theories and techniques for next-generation mass-deployable wireless devices across a wide range of applications and markets.