Samsung successfully tests 5G wireless data service at gigabit speeds

Samsung: 5G networks, 1Gbps

Wireless carriers in the United States and around the world are continuing to build out their 4G networks, however Samsung is already looking ahead to the future of mobile data. The company revealed on Monday that it has made significant breakthroughs in developing technology for fifth-generation mobile networks, The Wall Street Journal reported. Samsung was able to transmit a large amount of data at a higher frequency band, allowing it to send information at speeds that are much faster than today’s standards. The company claims the technology is “practically without limitation,” however it doesn’t expect new 5G networks to be available for several years. 

“The competition for technology leadership in next-generation mobile communications development is getting increasingly fierce,” Samsung said, adding that it “believes it will trigger the creation of international alliances and the timely commercialization of related mobile broadband services.”

According to the Yonhap News Agency, the company was able to transit data at speeds of up to 1 Gbps on the 28 Gigahertz waveband. Samsung said it had to use 64 antenna elements to achieve the milestone.

The company estimates that 5G networks will be available to consumers by 2020.

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