USU professor a world figure in wireless communication

Utah State University Professor Dr. Rose Hu is a world renowned leader in tech. In fact, she is an expert in an area of electrical engineering that everyone is talking about, and that is wireless communications.

She worked 10 years in the industry at Nortel, Blackberry and Intel before joining USU in 2011.

She said the current technology that is widely used, in cell phones for example, is 4G LTE. When will 5G come into common use?

“5G we are talking about 2020 targeted for the first commercial deployment. For the full , mature development and deployment for 5G it will still take a while.”

The development of wireless communication creates advantages, but there are disadvantages.

“In terms of disadvantages, people will talk about radiation, some people are concerned about that. As a researcher we are working on technologies trying to reduce radiation.

“Also, when we go to wireless, a wireless channel, that is different from wire line channel. It is unguided. So if it is unguided it certainly has certain difficulties in terms of quality and in terms of spectrum.”

Her current research interests include next generation wireless network design.

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