Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are reinventing the mirror, at least for microwaves, potentially replacing the familiar 3-D dishes and microwave horns we see on rooftops and cell towers with flat panels that are compact, versatile, and better adapted for modern communication technologies.
Plus, China aims to build 500,000 5G base stations in 2020, the Dutch 5G rollout approach diverges from most of EU template, Apple reportedly pushes back and downsizes new 5G iPhone production, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
A team of scientists using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope in the Netherlands has observed radio waves that carry the distinct signatures of aurorae, caused by the interaction between a star’s magnetic field and a planet in orbit around it.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau extended the deadline for certain licensees in the 3650-3700 MHz band to transition their existing Part 90 operations—which are used to provide high-speed broadband, utility communications, and other essential wireless services—to the Citizens Broadband Radio Service.
Using integrated photonic chips fabricated at EPFL, scientists have demonstrated laser-based microwave generators. These microwave signals, as well as their optical carriers, could be used in radars, satellite communications and future 5G wireless networks.