Samsung has been hard at work on developing a new 5G Millimeter-wave transceiver technology that will substantially increase the data speeds across the globe. The technology transmits data in the millimeter-wave band at a frequency of 28 GHz, and provides a speed of up to 1.056 Gbps to a distance of up to 2 kilometers. The new 5G tech uses 64 antenna elements, which provide a viable solution for dealing with radio propagation loss. Samsung is accelerating its research of the 5G technology, and hopes to put those technologies in effect 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 millimeter-wave bands.”- Chang Yeong Kim, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics and Head of Digital Media and Communication
Once the technology has been commercialized, 5G will enable data transmission several times faster than the most advanced 4G LTE-Advanced technology that exists today.
[Via: Samsung Tomorrow]