Samsung multi-gigabit 5G tech streams 4K 360-degree video

Samsung has demonstrated its high-frequency 5G tech with Verizon and Deutsche Telekom.

By - February 23, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Samsung has announced a successful trial of its 5G technology with Verizon and Deutsche Telekom.

Samsung concluded a series of successful mobile, fixed-wireless, and in-building penetration tests on a 5G wireless network at Verizon’s headquarters.

During the tests, Samsung said it delivered multi-gigabit per second speeds, and live streamed 360-degree virtual reality content using the Samsung Gear VR.

Using Verizon’s FiOS wired network and Samsung’s 5G Hybrid Adaptive Array antenna radio tech, Samsung showed 4K UHD video content transmission over the air while in a moving vehicle, using automatic beam-forming multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technology.

The wireless transmission ran over millimetre wave (mmWave) frequencies.

Live tests

At Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom and Samsung conducted a live demonstration of 60GHz mmWave 5G technlogy – achieving speeds of over 1.5Gbps.

The demo involved two Samsung smartphones tracking the movements of a robotic arm.

4K video was transmitted from each phone over the air without any delay by Samsung’s Ultra High Mobile broadband (U-MBB) service.

“It proves that 5G technology using spectrum above 6GHz can serve as one of the optimised solutions for next generation mobile services,” said Samsung.

Samsung said its mmWave Radio Access network is capable of beam-forming as well as intra and inter-system mobility – providing handover in under 100 milliseconds between mmWave cells and LTE cells.

Jan Vermeulen is a guest of Samsung at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.

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