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Samsung Readies 5G Technology, Could Hit Market By 2020

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Samsung reports that over this past weekend, they successfully tested their 5G network. That’s right – 5G! Using 64 different antenna elements, testers were able to pull data at speeds of up to 1Gbps, matching that of the fiber optic speeds we are now seeing in the U.S. from Google Fiber. Now that it has been tested, Samsung is ready to bring it to consumers, but their time frame doesn’t seem very rushed. How does the year 2020 sound to you? 

Under the new platform, users can download and upload data at speeds of up to tens of gigabits per second (Gbps), compared to 75 megabits per second (Mbps) posted by the fourth-generation long-term evolution (LTE) service.

Samsung Electronics said it has successfully tested the platform using the 28 Gigahertz (GHz) waveband to transmit data at a speed of 1 Gbps.

We have heard talk of 5G and even 6G from Verizon, but that was nothing in terms of actual testing and implementation.

While 2020 might seem forever away, it’s just 7 years. Not too bad, right?

Via: Engadget | Yonhap News

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