5G research by DARPA will lead to commercial applications

The U.S. military is devoting time and resources into research on improving the signal quality and security of 5G–efforts that, if history is any indication, eventually will result in technologies that are available to commercial enterprises.

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As Breaking Defense reports, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded roughly $500,000 in “exploratory” funding to wireless startup MixComm to demonstrate whether silicon-based millimeter wave (mmWave) power amplifiers can economically boost radio signals so the Department of Defense (DoD) can leverage 5G wireless connectivity globally.

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Source:: Network World – IoT