The South Korean giant, Samsung Electronics reported that it has finally developed the world’s first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for cellular communications. The new technology sits at the core of 5G mobile communications system and will provide data transmission up to several hundred times faster than existing 4G networks.
According to representatives of Samsung, with the fifth-generation networks users can download the full-length movie in less than a second. What is the volume of the file, they do not specify.
Samsung, the world’s largest maker of memory chips and “smartphones”, managed to successfully test the new service 5G after using a frequency bandwidth of 28 GHz for transmitting data at speeds of 1 gigabit per second, something no one had announced previously. After testing up to 64 antenna elements, the device was able to exchange signals in real time under its new 5G platform, a breakthrough that estimates serve to launch this new service by 2020.
“The millimeter-wave band is the most effective solution to recent surges in wireless internet usage. Samsung’s recent success in developing the adaptive array transceiver technology has brought us one step closer to the commercialization of 5G mobile communications in the milimeter-wave bands,” says Chang Yeong Kim, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics and Head of Digital Media & Communication (DMC) R&D Center.
Samsung’s technology will allow consumers to transmit huge data files including high quality digital movies practically without limitation. Due to this fact, subscribers will be able to enjoy a wide variety of services including for example 3D movies and games, real-time streaming of ultra high-definition (UHD) content, and remote medical services.
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