Dr Derek Long, Head of Telecoms and Mobile, discusses his keynote at Total Telecom Congress 2021 where he explored how new materials are opening the door to transparent phased array antennas and unlocking a host of new 5G use cases.  

5G’s future is hybrid – the non-terrestrial opportunity

Derek discusses new research and the path to development for transparent dual-layer phased array antennas, concentrating on the use of advanced new materials that minimize the visual impact of small cell base stations for private and residential networks. This innovation paves the way to the integration of small cell infrastructure with vastly reduced visual pollution and will accelerate a host of valuable new 5G use cases.