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Researching communications of tomorrow

PTB-News 2.2020

Faster, further, better – this development will continue even after 5G is introduced. A DFG project called “Metrology for THz communications” (Meteracom) is researching what concepts could look like for even higher transmission rates. The focus is on the terahertz frequency range in which more than 100 gigabits could be transferred per second in the future. That is approximately ten to one hundred times faster than what the current transmission systems like WLAN or 5G can achieve. In addition to PTB, the British metrology institute NPL (National Physical Laboratory) and the the universities of Braunschweig, Paderborn, Marburg, Stuttgart and Lübeck are participating.


Thomas Kleine-Ostmann,
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