Yesterday, Samsung Electronics announced that it has achieved two milestones while developing 5G telecommunications networking technology. The first of which was a reported speed of 7.5Gbps or 940MB per second. The latter was an uninterrupted and stable connection at speeds of 1.2Gbps, or 150MB per second while travelling in a car at over 100km/h.
ChangYeong Kim, Head of DMC R&D Centre at Samsung Electronics, stated that they will further push the boundaries that have been set by their milestone and develop advanced technologies that will contribute to 5G standards. Kim also went on to say that the company will continue to work with industry leaders and research centres across the world to further develop 5G technology.
To further bolster their milestone, Samsung Electronics latest test is the industry’s first successful outdoor 5G test. Previous tests of 5G telecommunicational speeds have been successful but only in controlled and stabilised environments such as laboratories. Samsung Electronics decided to push the envelope even further by conducting the 5G speed test in a moving vehicle on a 4.35km outdoor race track.
Prior to Samsung Electronic’s tests, the industry has rarely ever used higher frequencies such as 28GHz even with their speed-related benefits as a result of their short communication range. However, Samsung Electronics has overcome this hurdle through their own Hybrid Adaptive Array Technology as Samsung Electronic’s own tests were conducted over a 28GHz 5G network.
While the 5G networks are far from being commercialised, 5G networks are projected to offer data transmission rates that are hundreds of times faster than 4G LTE.
Below are a couple of videos that show the 5G speed tests as well as an overview of 5G Telecommunications
[Source: Samsung Tomorrow]