Millimeter Wave vs Microwave for Wireless Communication

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Michael Persico, Anova Technologies

In a feature for the September issue of Waters, I examined the growing appeal of microwave for low latency data transmission in financial services. However, microwave is only one form of wireless communication. Millimeter wave (MMW) and free-space optics (FSO), more commonly known as lasers, are also making their way into the conversation.

MMW are radio waves with a frequency between 30-300 gigahertz. Like microwave, it is a decades-old technology, though slightly newer ─ MMW has been around sin

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