We’re sure many of you are pleased with your 4G and 4G LTE connections on your mobile devices, but even though those speeds are good enough for you to upload videos to YouTube and images to Instagram on a regular basis, we can’t help but look at the future of mobile data speeds. Samsung has announced it has taken the first step into providing what seems to be “next” for mobile data transfer technology with its 5G network.
Samsung has announced they have developed a mobile data technology that has the potential to deliver speeds “several hundred times faster than current 4G networks.” Their new technology, which they’re saying is “the world’s first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for cellular communications,” sits at the core of a 5G mobile communications system. Samsung says they were able to transmit data at a speed of up to 1.056Gbps to a distance of up to 2 kilometers, which is a little over a mile away.
Samsung plans to commercialize its 5G technology by 2020 where they envision a future where transmitting large data files, which include high-quality movies, on mobile devices to become limitless. Although we certainly would question just how limitless a future where 5G speeds are possible when two of the three major U.S. wireless carriers limit their customers’ data usage.