Millimeter Wave

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Millimeter waves are also known as extremely high frequency (EHF). It’s a radio frequency that would allow transmission frequencies between 30 GHz and 300 GHz, compared to 5 GHz frequencies used by previous mobile devices. It also has wavelengths between 1 mm and 10 mm, compared to the several-dozen centimeter wavelengths possessed by smartphones’ current radio waves. At this point in time, millimeter waves are only used by radar systems like satellites. But mobile network providers have already started utilizing EHF in various ways, making it a new and promising approach. There are two ways to increase the speed of wireless data transmission. The first is increasing spectrum utilization. The second is increasing the spectrum bandwidth, often seen as a more simple and direct approach. That is the approach that millimeter waves would provide for 5G to increase transmission speeds.

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