Beyond 5G: use-cases, applications and design specifics of terahertz band communications
While the standardization efforts towards 5G cellular technology is almost over, the researchers concentrate their attention on what is the next step in wireless communications might be. One of celebrated candidate enablers for beyond 5G systems is terahertz band capable of providing tens on gigagertz of concecutuve bandwidth to achieve unprecedented rates at the air interface. In this talk, not limiting ourselves to cellular technologies, we discuss prospective applications and use-cased of terahertz communications including both macro- and micro-scale ones. We then highlight the specifics of prospective terahertz wireless access systems with novel problems and potential solutions including propagation models, beamtracking algorithms and security issues.