Millimeter Wave vs Microwave for Wireless Communication

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