Samsung 5G Mobile Technology Unveiled

Samsung has announced it has developed a new mobile data transfer technology that could become the successor of current 4G networks. The so-called Samsung 5G technology, more precisely called “the world’s first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for cellular communications,” has speeds of up to “several hundred times” faster than 4G.

Samsung says that while defined standards for 5G have yet to be set, their technology “sits at the core” of a new generation of mobile communications systems. Samsung 5G gives us a glimpse of whatever comes next after 4G or LTE.

“The implementation of a high-speed 5G cellular network requires a broad band of frequencies, much like an increased water flow requires a wider pipe,” Samsung says on its Tomorrow website. “While it was a recognized option, it has been long believed that the millimeter-wave bands had limitations in transmitting data over long distances due to its unfavorable propagation characteristics. However, Samsung’s new adaptive array transceiver technology has proved itself as a successful solution.”

The Samsung 5G technology is set to become commercially available by 2020 and so far, initial tests have yielded impressive results. When it comes to data transfer speeds, the Samsung 5G has managed to transmit data at a speed of up to 1.056Gbps to a distance of up to 2 kilometers.

The South Korean company hopes this new generation of mobile transmission would results to exchanges of “massive” data files, which would include high-quality (even 3D) movies, “practically without limitation.”

And it is not just Samsung that is developing a technology meant to become the successor of 4G, even though 4G technology has to reach a significant amount of consumers. Back in March, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology created a working group that would research about 5G, while the European Union announced in February it will invest 5 million euros in research to develop 5G.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow, via Mashable

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