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Japanese terahertz project claims to end fiber microwave trade-off

The R&D community is already looking beyond 5G and considering future generation advances, though nobody is yet daring to refer to these as ‘6G’. Researchers in Japan say they have developed a transmitter which can achieve data rates of over 100Gbps over a single channel in the 300 GHz band, bringing the advantages of fiber to microwave links at last. The team of scientists from two academic institutions (Hiroshima University and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) plus Panasonic, said the technology enables data rates “10 times or more faster” than 5G. The group claims that terahertz wireless links to satellites could make gigabit speeds available around the world, even on planes in flight. “We usually talk about…

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