NTT successfully demonstrates 100 Gbps wireless transmission
15 May 2018
NTT today said it had successfully demonstrated for the first time in the world 100 Gbps wireless transmission using a new principle — orbital angular momentum (OAM) multiplexing — aimed at achieving "terabit-class wireless transmission to support demand for wireless communications in the 2030s".
Th new groundbreaking technology for achieving next generation 5G systems was shown in a laboratory environment that dramatic leaps in transmission capacity could be achieved by an NTT devised system that mounts data signals on the electromagnetic waves generated by OAM multiplexing in combination with widely used multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology.
The results of this experiment revealed the possibility of applying this principle to large-capacity wireless transmission at a level about 100 times that of LTE and Wi-Fi and about 5 times that of 5G scheduled for launch.
They are expected to contribute to the development of innovative wireless communications technologies for next-generation of 5G systems such as connected cars, virtual-reality / augmented-reality (VR / AR), high-definition video transmission, and remote medicine.
NTT will present these results at Wireless Technology Park 2018 (WTP2018) to be held from 23 to 25 May and at the 2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2018-Spring, an international conference sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers scheduled for 3 to 6 June.