Professor Rappaport in the News

March 3, 2015

Marketplace Tech for Monday, March 2, 2015

Ted Rappaport, director of NYU WIRELESS - he speaks with us about the development of 5G technology and wireless internet cell phone plans.


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February 26, 2015

Why wait? Unleash spectrum for mmW now

NYU Wireless acknowledges that satellite services do need to be considered and existing operations should be protected. There are many instances where sharing between mobile and satellite services can be managed. According to Rappaport, this is easy to do at mmWave frequencies, where antenna directionality will be used in both mobile and satellite services.


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February 03, 2015

Prof.Ted Rappaport’s 2-Day Course "Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications For 5g" Now Available On Demand


MILLIMETER WAVE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR FIFTH GENERATION (5G) is a 2-day recorded online course developed and delivered by Prof. Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, a pioneer in radio wave propagation for cellular and personal communications, wireless communication system design, and broadband wireless communications circuits and systems at millimeter wave frequencies.

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January 29, 2015

NYU WIRELESS weighs in on FCC's 5G future

NYU's multi-disciplinary research center is offering its input to the Federal Communications Commission. At stake: "the ultra-fast future of wireless communications."


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January 28, 2015

New Instruments Target 5G Testing 

Also, the technology may involve new modulation methods. A leader among the organizations involved in 5G research is NYU WIRELESS of the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.


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January 15, 2015

The Race for 5G: NYU WIRELESS Researchers File Comments with FCC to Shape the Future of Wireless

The latest shot in a 21st century moon race of sorts was fired this week, as researchers from NYU WIRELESS answered a call for input by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help shape 5G, the ultra-fast future of wireless communications.


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January 14, 2015

NYU Wireless says U.S. falling behind in 5G, presses FCC to act now on mmWave spectrum

While other parts of the world are making strides in 5G research and development, the United States should look to millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to make sure it is not left behind--and it's got to act fast.


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December 9, 2014

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) named a research team led by Professor Theodore (Ted) Rappaport , founder and director of the NYU WIRELESS research center, as the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for work published in 2013.


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December 5, 2014

Race to 5G wireless heats up with new measurements, models, and math 


t's a race that is being conducted on the rooftops of New York and other global megacities, and the prize is the future of 5G, the next generation of wireless technology—capable of a thousand-fold increase in today's rates and fast enough to revolutionize wireless medical equipment, democratize Wi-Fi, and display high-definition movies on mobile devices without those annoying buffering delays.

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November 18, 2014

Plan calls for free Wi-Fi kiosks on city street corners

Wireless experts called the $200 million network a “win for everybody.”

“New York appears to be taking the lead in moving mobile data rates that are so much faster than we’ve ever experienced,” said Professor Theodore Rappaport of Polytechnic Institute of New York University. “We’re at the dawn of a global trend.”


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November 18, 2014

The Many Faces of 5G

The director of the NYU Wireless research center is expecting the future 5G standard to implement multiple air interfaces and feature some backward compatibility with existing 4G LTE networks.


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September 24, 2014

How new radio tech will solve the upcoming spectrum crunch

Theodore S. Rappaport, Wonil Roh and Kyungwhoon Cheun, say in a recent spectrum crunch article titled "Smart Antennas Could Open Up New Spectrum For 5G" in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers', or IEEE's, Spectrum publication, that mobile traffic is doubling each year.


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August 22, 2014

Theodore Rappaport: At the Forefront of 5G

The number of smartphone users around the world climbed to about 1.75 billion this year, and that number is expected to rise rapidly in the next three years as the phones’ prices drop, according to a report by eMarketer, a market research firm. Add to that the billions of sensor-embedded devices expected to be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), and it’s easy to see why the current wireless network might soon have difficulty bearing the load.


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June 13, 2014

Prof. Ted Rappaport Delivers Keynote Address at IEEE'S International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014.

With more than 50,000 members, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society is one of the largest and most active of all the organization’s subgroups, and since its founding in 1952, it has become the major international forum for the exchange of ideas on communications and information networking. Its International Conference on Communications (ICC) is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading venue dedicated to the advancement of wireless and wireline communications and its speakers to be among the most renowned in their fields.


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June 13, 2014

Nokia and NYU WIRELESS bring the first-ever 5G Summit to Brooklyn

If you had any doubts that Brooklyn was fast becoming one of the hottest locales in the tech industry, look no further than the 5G Summit, held from April 23 to 25 at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. Co-organized by the NYU WIRELESS research center and Nokia, the conference, planned to be an annual event from now on, brought together industry leaders from across academia, business and government to explore the future of Fifth Generation—more commonly called 5G—wireless technology.


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April 30, 2014

mmWaves could rule the air

What is 5G? – that is what the Brooklyn 5G Summit is trying to answer by bringing together many of the leading companies and researchers in the wireless communications industry to share their latest research results and thoughts on the subject. From the semiconductor level (like Intel, Qualcomm and UC San Diego) to channel modeling (like NYU WIRELESS, University of Bristol, Nokia and Ericsson) to network providers (like China Mobile and AT&T), the whole mobile communications ecosystem was covered at this first time event.  Professor Ted Rappaport, who formed NYU WIRELESS which has quickly become a leader in mmWave communications research, hosted this first of its kind event along with Nokia Solutions and Networks (and the NYU WIRELESS affiliate companies).

Source: Microwave Journal

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April 21, 2014

Super-high frequencies could one day deliver your mobile video

Mobile operators want a way to keep urban users happy as they get more thirsty for data, and a professor in New York City thinks he’s found what they’re looking for.


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April 14, 2014’s “Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts” list for 2014!

Today’s Wireless World has recognized NYU WIRELESS director Prof. Ted Rappaport as a Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts for 2014.  Prof. Rappaport was one of three professors who made the list, consisting of technology innovators and business leaders all across the wireless ecosystem, from wireless communications, phones, broadband cards, and virtually everything in between.

The highlight of the Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts is the first of an annual three-part series, which also will highlight the Top 100 Wireless Technology Providers and the Top 100 Wireless Technology Resources later this year. 

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February 26, 2014

5G Spectrum Needed, Says Expert

US regulators need to open up licensing of millimeter wave bands to make way for a coming renaissance in wireless, according to a leading researcher.Theodore Rappaport foresees networks using 28 to 90 GHz bands to deliver several Gbits/second to tomorrow's mobile devices. The wireless research center he runs at NYU Polytechnic is testing out such ideas, but a broader effort is needed, he said.

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January 13, 2014

NYU WIRELESS' Rappaport envisions a 5G, millimeter-wave future

NYU WIRELESS Director Ted Rappaport discusses NYU WIRELESS and his research involving millimeter-wave

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December 4, 2013

NSN joins 5G research at NYU WIRELESS

NSN is expected to support NYU WIRELESS' research activities, including its pioneering work on millimeter wave frequencies. Rappaport described NSN as an "emerging leader" in the millimeter-wave future.

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November 13, 2013

Prof. Rappaport at Huawei Roundtable discussion, OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2013 - Huawei, a leading global information and communication technology (ICT) solutions provider, hosted its first 5G@CANADA Roundtable discussion in Ottawa. The one day event will provided insights from the wireless pioneers in Canada, Europe and the U.S on how innovation will be a key driver to making 5G a reality.


Source: Twitter

November 7, 2013

Prof. Rappaport recieves NSF Grant to Help Point Way to 5G Wireless

Network providers and users have just gotten fourth-generation (4G) wireless under their belts, and already 5G wireless is on the horizon. It comes not a moment too soon as demand explodes for wireless devices such as smart phones and bandwidth-hungry applications.

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October 1, 2013

NYU WIRELESS Director Ted Rappaport, an IEEE Access author, talks about the future of 5G wireless traffic, the potential of his research into millimeter wave wireless communications technology, and the benefits of sharing that work with researchers around the world through open access, fast-turn publishing in a gold-standard IEEE journal: IEEE Access.

Source: IEEE.Tv

April 3, 2013

Interview: NYU Wireless Director Theodore Rappaport Addresses Millimeter Waves And Engineering Education   

Electronic Design Magazine (EDM)

April 3, 2013

Ringing in 40 years of cell phones: Prof. Rappaport on NBC Nightly News.

February 21, 2013

NYU WIRELESS professor Theodore (Ted) Rappaport has been named a 2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of Purdue University. NYU PULSE

December 14, 2012

As the cellular industry rolls out fourth-generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) across the world, one has to believe that we are witnessing the dawn of an amazing new era, where wireless becomes so pervasive and intertwined with everything we do in life, just as the pen and paper are today.

August 20th, 2012

"NYU-Poly Engineering Professor to Receive International Education Award.

August 7, 2012

"NYU Poly has always had some good researchers in wireless," said Theodore Rappaport, founder and director of the research center. "What we're doing now is ramping it to critical mass and creating a new research environment." View the announcement from the The Wall Street Journal

September 2011

UT ECE professor Ted Rappaport has been named the recipient of the 2011 IET Sir Monty Finniston Award for Achievement in Engineering and Technology. He will receive the award,which includes a medal, at a ceremony to be held in London on Nov. 9,  2011. View the announcement from the ECE Department and WNCG.

December 2010

IEEE 2010 Globecom Plenary Talk, December 8, 2010: "The Future of Wireless"

IEEE 2010 Globecom Technical and Business Forum, December 9, 2010: “Broadband Wireless PANs, 60 GHz and Beyond

April 2010

Prof. Rappaport awarded the Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in furthering the engineering profession. View the announcement from the ECE Department and WNCG.

December 2008

Prof. Rappaport awarded the IEEE Communications Society WTC Recognition Award, in recognition of outstanding achievements and contributions in the area of wireless communications systems and networks. View the announcement from the ECE Department.

October 2008

Prof. Rappaport awarded the Austin Wireless Alliance Industry Leader award at the 2008 Texas Wireless Summit.

September 2008

Prof. Rappaport elected to serve on the IEEE Board of Governors for the Vehicular Technology Society for 2009-2011. View the announcements from the ECE Department.

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