“South Korean tech giant Samsung says it has developed a wireless transmission standard hundreds of times faster than today’s 4G LTE, one that could see users downloading entire movies in seconds,” AppleInsider reports.
“Samsung on Sunday announced that it had developed a core component of its 5G network by solving a problem that has stymied the wireless industry, Yonhap News reported,” AppleInsider reports. “Using the 28GHz waveband, Samsung says it has achieved download and upload speeds of tens of gigabits per second (Gbps). Current 4G LTE networks top out at around 75 megabits (Mbps). ”
AppleInsider reports, “In practice, that speed would allow wireless users to download a full HD movie in seconds… Samsung used 64 antenna elements in order to accomplish the high-speed data transfer, and said the company expects that it can commercialize the technology by 2020… Samsung is not alone in developing next generation wireless technology, nor is its recently announced demonstration the fastest of its kind. NTT DoCoMo in February announced that it had successfully conducted a 10Gbps wireless test in Japan last year using the 11GHz band.”
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