Millimeter Waves are the highest band of radio waves and operate at a frequency range of 20-300 GHz. The radio waves in this band have wavelengths that are in order of millimeters (mm), which is why the waves in this band are called millimeter waves, abbreviated as MM Waves. In wireless communications, frequency is one of the major factors that ascertain the feasibility of the technology.
The global millimeter wave market is expected to reach $116 million by end of 2013 and is expected to grow to cross $1.1 billion in 2018 at a CAGR of 59.1%. Similarly volumes are estimated to grow from 11.8 thousand units to more than 360 thousand units in 2018. This growth is heralded by the expected by the growing telecom application market for millimeter wave especially in the small cell back haul field. The millimeter wave scanner market is also expected to grow rapidly in the coming five years. For further details, may write at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick, have you heard any more about the Alcatel-Lucent (SOI-based) solution (w/Freescale) they showed at Barcelona a couple years ago? (see http://www.advancedsubstratenews.com/2011/02/topple-the-towers-freescales-soi-soc-in-alcatel-lucents-lightradio/)
Offering free small cell base stations to users in areas with poor cell phone coverage in exchange for allowing access by outsiders would seem to be a win-win program. We've all experienced the countless dead spaces that we'd love to see filled in.