Samsung Electronics has announced that it has achieved the fastest ever 5G data transmission rate while stationary – 7.5Gbps.
The company also announced that it has achieved an uninterrupted and stable connection of 1.2Gbps in a mobile environment from a vehicle travelling at over 100km/h.
Both the stationary and mobile tests were conducted over a 28GHz 5G network.
Until now, the industry as a whole has not used higher frequencies such as 28GHz, despite their speed-related benefits, because of the short communication range.
However, Samsung overcame these obstacles through the company’s own Hybrid Adaptive Array Technology, which uses millimetre wave frequency bands to enable the use of higher frequencies over greater distances.
While the 5G standard has yet to be ratified, 5G networks are expected to offer data transmission rates that are tens, if not hundreds of times faster than 4G.
“We will continue to build upon these milestones and develop advanced technologies that contribute to the 5G standard,” said Chang Yeong Kim, Head of DMC R&D Centre at Samsung Electronics.