Samsung says it has set a 5G speed record at 7.5Gbps, which is over thirty times faster than 4G LTE. The company has deemed this a major milestone in the development of 5G.
7.5Gbps is equivalent to 940MB per second, which is the fastest-ever 5G data transmission rate while in a stationary environment, Samsung says. The company also claims the first-ever uninterrupted 1.2 Gbps (50MB per second) 5G connection in a mobile environment while traveling at over 100km/h.
“We will continue to build upon these milestones and develop advanced technologies that contribute to the 5G standard,” said ChangYeong Kim, Head of DMC R&D Center at Samsung Electronics. “In addition to leveraging our own global R&D capabilities, we will also continue to cooperate with other industry leaders and research centers across the world. Whether you are talking about mobile devices, the cloud, or the Internet of Things, the demand for 5G telecommunications standard and its supporting technologies will continue to grow.”
The new milestones were a seven-fold increase over test results from May of last year, when Samsung says it became the first to achieve 1Gbps over a 28GHz 5G network.
Samsung says it has continued to engage others in the industry in efforts to steer the direction of of 5G development.
"Most recently, Samsung proposed the 5G Rainbow to other industry members," the company says. "The 5G Rainbow identified seven core technical pillars of 5G technology that would truly ensure a differentiated 5G user experience. These pillars are maximum data rate, spectral efficiency, speed of mobility, data transmission rate at the cell boundary, the number of simultaneous connections, communication delays, and cost. In order to address these technical needs, Samsung has already been developing a diverse range of key technologies, such as transmission technologies for high frequency bands, multiple access schemes and low latency networks."
The work Samsung is doing is impressive for sure, though as others have pointed out, it could lead to higher costs for customers in the long run.
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