Samsung cracks the 5G code, available to consumers by 2020

May 13, 2013

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    If you’ve come to the conclusion that 4G LTE simply isn’t fast enough for you, you’re in luck. That is if you can wait until 2020. On Sunday, Samsung announced that it had developed a core technology of  the fifth-generation wireless network, hoping to bring even faster data speeds than 4G networks can provide.

    The more stringent followers of wireless network technologies will remind us that 4G LTE isn’t even real 4G in the first place, and they’d be right, but even real 4G can not stand up to the might of this new technology.

    The new wireless technology will enable customers to access a stream of data faster than the current fourth-generation network and download an entire movie in less than a second.
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    Using 5G, users can reach upload and download speeds in the tens of gigabits per second (Gbps), compared to the rather meager in comparison, 75 megabit upload and 299 megabit downloads provided by 4G LTE.

    Samsung said it cracked the 5G code using 28 Gigahertz waveband, allowing it to transmit data at a speed of 1 Gbps, an issue which had puzzled researchers before. The smartphone maker utilized 64 antenna elements to overcome the problem, allowing a device to exchange real-time signals.

    This new development is sure to invigorate global development of 5G networking, as well as help create a standard for the platform. Some countries have already invested money in the creation of 5G networking and this new development is sure to accelerate the progress of wireless technology.

    Is 4G LTE simply not fast enough for you? Or would you prefer to see existing technologies become more energy efficient? Let us know in the comments.

    Comments

    • Matthew Brown

      I cannot wait to see this implemented but I think it will be a while before anyone actually uses it. In the UK we just got 4G LTE recently!

      • harrold

        yea…. in 7 yrs…

    • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

      great news for some fruity rotten company when it will become standard and that fruity company wont have to pay a dime

      • wferreira

        ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT APPLE RIGHT? IS THE ONLY ROTTEN COMPANY YOU CAN POINT. SOME COMPANIES CREATE THINGS LIKE THIS, AND ANOTHER ONES ONLY JUST TRY TO GET THEIR NAME ON THEM. MEEEHHH. :)

    • MasterMuffin

      Yes my current only about 300Mbps download is way too slow, I TOTALLY need 1Gbps

      • simpleas

        Yeah that kind of mentality goes against progression. Remember what Bill Gates said? We dont need more than 128kb ram…

        • MasterMuffin

          I’d like different kind of progression: 4G everywhere with steady at least 100mbps signal all the time

          • Hue

            You have to understand Samsung is based in South Korea, where you pretty much get WiFi or 4G speeds everywhere on your mobile devices. They don’t even put passwords on WiFi because it’s that cheap. 5G is their way of progression.

    • Skripka

      About damn time we get *ACTUAL* 4G speeds. Make no mistake kiddies (including the author), the actual “4G” specification standard requires 1 gigabit/second in low mobility scenarios and 100megabit/second in high mobility scenarios.

      “4G LTE” isn’t actually “4G”, hence the “LTE” moniker that is required everywhere for the 3G-ish tech.

    • districtjack

      1Gbps is awesomely fast, but can you imagine the size of the battery that would be required to push that signal? I’m having flashbacks of my old motorola bagphone from 1990.

      Perhaps by 2020 we will have miniaturized cold fusion reactors in our phones.

      • warmie

        or probably phone will no longer need battery by then.
        they will suck blood from its user to operate..
        :D

    • Will Stewart

      Nice work from Samsung! But I won’t be moving away from 3G to 4G or 100G unless they get rid of ridiculous data limits.

    • flamencoguy

      I hope they patent this and keep Apple from getting a hold of this technology !

    • Jacopo

      Oh Wow I have my amazing 5G network now i can use all my 200 Mb/day in just 5 seconds! Yay! (A critique to the Italian mobile companies)

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