Samsung achieves download speeds of 7.5 Gbps in super-fast 5G test

The world is currently rolling out 4G, but already some parties are looking at what 5G could bring to consumers. Samsung has been testing out its own infrastructure for the next generation of wireless and the company has been able to achieve jaw-dropping data transfer speeds using high frequency signal.

Samsung has reported speeds of up to 7.5Gbps (940MB per second) stationary and approximately 1.2Gbps (150MB per second) while travelling around a race track at 100km/h (testing the environment that sees consumers on moving vehicles). Being able to download almost a full gigabyte of data per second on a mobile connection really is something special.

ChangYeong Kim, Head of DMC R&D Center at Samsung Electronics, commented on the developments:

We will continue to build upon these milestones and develop advanced technologies that contribute to the 5G standard. 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 company notes that the high frequency 28GHz signal utilized in testing enables the team to achieve said download speed figures. Hybrid Adaptive Array Technology was also deployed, which uses millimeter wave frequency bands to enable the use of higher frequencies over greater distances, essentially boosting the signal range and making the 5G test possible.

Of course, Samsung is merely testing equipment and speeds are likely to alter when the technology eventually hits market.

Source: Samsung

Rich Edmonds