Authors: Vincent Fusco
Source: FERMAT, Volume 20, Article 3, Mar.-Apr., 2017
Abstract: The application of wireless technology is a key support for society. Ubiquitous networks of wireless connected objects the Internet of Things (IoT), and pervasive connectivity of people requires a radical and disruptive rethink of the wireless infrastructure. Legacy technology and systems are rapidly becoming no longer fit for purpose in terms of their green credentials, bandwidth capability, and functionality. Superfast mobile data service is still in its infancy in both coverage and speed capabilities. The next generation of mobile data connectivity will provide unbelievably fast broadband speeds, but more importantly it will have enough capacity to perform every function you want it to without a drop in speed or connection, no matter how many people are connected at the same time. By the year 2020, it is predicted that each person in the UK will own and use 27 internet connected devices. There will be 50 billion connected devices worldwide. Some of these will require significant data to be shifted back and forth, while others might just need tiny packets of information sent and received.
Index Terms: Radio Communication, MIMO, Millimetre-wave, Small-cells, Device to Device, Nonlinearity, Body Centric, Retrodirective, Power Amplifiers, Frequency Selective Surfaces, Artificial EM media.
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