Emerging Technology -- Millimeter Wave Range
Reuters recently reported that telecom companies are relying increasingly on the microwave range for back haul traffic. While it's been in use for some time, wireline circuits are not able to keep up with the growing demand. Back haul is the term used by the industry for carrying data back to the central office.
In 2001, the FCC set aside 7 bands between 57 and 64 GHz as unlicensed bandwidth. For that reason the 60 GHz frequency range is of interest to researchers today. Research topics include mobile ad hoc networks, modeling the radio channel and optimizing its performance, developing low-power sensor networks, and developing high data rate systems as found here.