Professor Rappaport in the News

February 26, 2013

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, 2013

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

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


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.


April 3, 2013

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

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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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Prentice Hall Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice, 2nd Edition Website Available

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