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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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By Roffles on 5/13/2013 6:12:48 PM , Rating: 2
It's almost like the telephone companies are saying, "you are only allowed to use your phones on our network for e-mail, mapping and light web browsing... and the 4G makes it faster and more convenient to do these simple tasks".

On Verizon, even if you shell out $100 for the 12GB tier, you could still go through all that bandwidth in ~1 hour if you were at peak speeds. You just can't use 4G for advanced computing and media consumption, they won't let you, not even on these new cortex A15 phones that are made for it. This makes 4G no better than 3G from an evolutionary standpoint. I see no reason why 5G would be any different.

I'm holding on to my unlimited data plan for as long as I can. I used to complain about my $100 wireless bill, but it gets more and more valuable every year. My $100/month unlimited plan vs. $160 12GB tiered data plan = $720/year more in costs. That much money saved puts a brand new flagship phone in my pocket every single year if I want it to.


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