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Samsung is about to add a fifth 'G' to the mix.  (Source: Shootspeak)
World's top smartphone maker expects tech to roll out by 2020

Despite the drastic relative devaluation of standard patents in the U.S., Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KSC:005930) continues to pioneer new industry standard smartphone and telecommunications technologies.  Samsung announced this week that it had completed trials of the core technology it hopes will make up the fifth generation (5G) wireless standard.

The era of 4G LTE is still young, but Samsung is already cooking up a faster replacement, 5G.  According to Samsung the technology will allow you to download a full length movie over the air in less than a second.  Versus LTE, which tops out at around 75 megabits-per-second (Mbps), 5G will offer blazing speeds of up to tens of gigabits-per-second (Gbps).
 
According to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, in its test Samsung achieved "low-end" 5G -- a transmission of 1 Gbps in the 28 Gigahertz (GHz) band.  This is even faster than previous "5G" trials in the UK that showed off 200 Mbps transmissions.

The bad news is that Samsung says the technology likely won't hit the market till 2020.

And the other bad news is that the technology has a lot of hurdles to overcome to achieve commercial viability -- it required 64 antennas for Samsung to achieve its record result.

Still with China and the European Union investing big in the development of the next generation standard, and top electronics firms like Samsung stepping up to the plate, it seems that a solution will eventually be found.

Source: Yonhap News



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RE: Wireless carriers will love this!!!
By JackBurton on 5/13/2013 1:32:28 PM , Rating: 1
Ah the Internet, where every moronic 13 yr old thinks he's smart.

With the current plans, people struggle to keep under their data caps using LTE. Yes you will get data faster with the newer 5G, but you will also hit your cap faster which is the real problem. You want to stream a 1GB+ movie! Sure it will download faster with 5G, but you just ate through 25% of your MONTHLY data cap in one shot. I'm on LTE and have no issues downloading or buffering videos, but I have to watch my usage carefully. And you think increasing the speed will fix this? I'd take LTE speed with a 25GB data plan that's the same price as a 4GB data plan now, over faster wireless speed.


By Cheesew1z69 on 5/13/2013 6:03:13 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Ah the Internet, where every moronic 13 yr old thinks he's smart.
Pot...Kettle...


By retrospooty on 5/13/2013 8:05:04 PM , Rating: 2
I would highly doubt in the year 2020 with 5G speed that 2GB data plans will be the norm. You act like this is about to come out with todays plans and rail against it... Its still 7 years off.


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