Samsung tests first 5G broadband: download a movie in 1 second

mmWave Mobile Technology will download movie in 1 second

While most of the UK - and much of the world - waits impatiently for 4G broadband engineers at Samsung are already working on even faster 5G broadband.

According to Korea's Yonhap News Agency, Samsung has successfully developed its 5G network with 1Gbps speed (potentially up to 10Gbps), and aims to provide the super-fast data service by 2020.

The first 2G system arrived in 1992, 3G in 2001, and 4G in 2012. Samsung's 2020 target for 5G therefore looks realistic.

The new wireless 'mmWave Mobile Technology' will enable customers to access a stream of data faster than the current fourth-generation network and download an entire movie in less than a second, said Samsung.

In a company blog Samsung claims has to have successfully developed the world's first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimetre-wave Ka bands for cellular communications.

The new technology will provide data transmission "up to several hundred times faster than current 4G networks", claims Samsung.

"5G will be capable of providing a ubiquitous gigabit experience to subscribers anywhere and offers data transmission speeds of up to several tens of Gbps per base station", boasts the company blog.

There is currently no official 5G telecommunication standardization body or protocols.

Samsung's new adaptive array transceiver technology transmits data in the millimetre-wave band at a frequency of 28GHz at a speed of up to 1.056Gbps to a distance of up to 2 kilometres.

Samsung claims that the adaptive array transceiver technology, using 64 antenna elements, "can be a viable solution for overcoming the radio propagation loss at millimetre-wave bands, much higher than the conventional frequency bands ranging from several hundred MHz to several GHz".

Broadband advice, deals and speed test.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags mobileSamsung Electronics

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Simon Jary

PC Advisor (UK)
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?