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Wideband Performance Comparison between the 40 GHz and 60 GHz Frequency Bands for Indoor Radio Channels

Signal Theory and Communications Department, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Department of Information Technology, Ghent University/imec, 9000 Gent, Belgium
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Electronics 2019, 8(11), 1234;
Received: 27 September 2019 / Revised: 22 October 2019 / Accepted: 26 October 2019 / Published: 29 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Millimeter-Wave (mmWave) Communications)
When 5G networks are to be deployed, the usability of millimeter-wave frequency allocations seems to be left out of the debate. However, there is an open question regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the main candidates for this allocation: The use of the licensed spectrum near 40 GHz or the unlicensed band at 60 GHz. Both bands may be adequate for high performance radio communication systems, and this paper provides insight into such alternatives. A large measurement campaign supplied enough data to analyze and to evaluate the network performance for both frequency bands in different types of indoor environments: Both large rooms and narrow corridors, and both line of sight and obstructed line of sight conditions. As a result of such a campaign and after a deep analysis in terms of wideband parameters, the radio channel usability is analyzed with numerical data regarding its performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: 5G; radio channel; measurements; wideband; indoor 5G; radio channel; measurements; wideband; indoor
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Riobó, M.; Hofman, R.; Cuiñas, I.; García Sánchez, M.; Verhaevert, J. Wideband Performance Comparison between the 40 GHz and 60 GHz Frequency Bands for Indoor Radio Channels. Electronics 2019, 8, 1234.

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