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VFTT – Microwave Technology Ltd.

Avtar Virdee, Director, Microwave Technology Ltd. MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? AV: The main challenges I foresee will be in creating practical designs for both mobile devices and network infrastructure that will provide repeatable performance, […]

VFTT – StratEdge Corporation

Tim Going, President, StratEdge Corporation MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? TG: Huge challenges. With 5G, all the different people involved will have to learn how to economically design and package semiconductors that work in these […]

VFTT – Anritsu Company

Donn Mulder, Sr. VP and General Manager, Anritsu Company MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? DM: Millimeter wave communications present a whole set of challenges for the industry in terms of transmission range, cost, power consumption […]

VFTT – Plextek RFI

Liam Devlin, CEO, Plextek RFI MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? LD: We have developed mmWave components for most of the favored candidate mmWave 5G bands (26 GHz, 28 GHz, 37 GHz and 39 GHz). The […]

VFTT – RFMW, Ltd.

Joel Levine, President and CEO, RFMW, Ltd. MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? JL: 5G challenges begin with cost effectiveness. It makes use of technologies originally used for defense in the millimeter wave bands but also […]

VFTT – SAGE Millimeter, Inc.

Yonghui Shu, President and CEO, SAGE Millimeter, Inc. MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? YS: The microwave industry will need to push itself to perform at higher frequencies. This means not only equipment and supplier capabilities, […]

VFTT – Mini-Circuits

Ted Heil, President, Mini-Circuits MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? TH: Millimeter wave wasn’t uncharted territory to the RF and microwave industry before 5G development began. Applications above 26 GHz have been well known for some […]

VFTT – dB Control

Gary Spaulding, Chief Operating Officer, dB Control MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? GS: dB Control is closely watching the millimeter wave space — especially as it relates to wireless communication, radar and electronic warfare. We […]

VFTT – Filtronic Broadband

Mike Weaver, Managing Director, Filtronic Broadband MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? MW: Although this will be the first time that millimeter wave frequencies have been used to connect between handset and base station, this of […]