Millimeter Wave Mobile Communications for 5G Cellular: It Will Work!
|Author(s):||T. S. Rappaport ; Shu Sun ; R. Mayzus ; Hang Zhao ; Y. Azar ; K. Wang ; G. N. Wong ; J. K. Schulz ; M. Samimi ; F. Gutierrez|
|Publisher:||IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.|
|Publication Date:||1 January 2013|
|Page(s):||335 - 349|
The global bandwidth shortage facing wireless carriers has motivated the exploration of the underutilized millimeter wave (mm-wave) frequency spectrum for future broadband cellular communication networks. There is, however, little knowledge about cellular mm-wave propagation in densely populated indoor and outdoor environments. Obtaining this information is vital for the design and operation of future fifth generation cellular networks that use the mm-wave spectrum. In this paper, we present the motivation for new mm-wave cellular systems, methodology, and hardware for measurements and offer a variety of measurement results that show 28 and 38 GHz frequencies can be used when employing steerable directional antennas at base stations and mobile devices.