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A millimeter-wave surface-wave communications system to provide network connectivity for a backhaul network and a distributed antenna system. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications propagating over existing power line infrastructure. The wavelength of the transmission is comparable in size or smaller than the circumference of the power lines.

Title
Millimeter-wave surface-wave communications
Application Number
14/73267
Publication Number
8897697 (B1)
Application Date
November 6, 2013
Publication Date
November 25, 2014
Inventor
Thomas M Willis III
Tinton Falls
NJ, US
Paul Shala Henry
Holmdel
NJ, US
Irwin Gerszberg
Kendall Park
NJ, US
Farhad Barzegar
Branchburg
NJ, US
Donald J Barnickel
Flemington
NJ, US
Robert Bennett
Southold
NY, US
Agent
Ed Guntin
Guntin & Gust
Assignee
AT&T Intellectual Property I
GA, US
IPC
H04W 16/26
H04B 3/36
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