Samsung Develops 5G Technology

Samsung has developed the core technology for 5G mobile networks, in the form of the world’s first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimetre-wave Ka bands for cellular communications.

According to Samsung, the techology will enable “data transmission up to several hundred times faster than current 4G networks … up to several tens of Gbps per base station”.

“The millimeter-wave band is the most effective solution to recent surges in wireless internet usage,” said Chang Yeong Kim, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics. “Samsungs recent success in developing the adaptive array transceiver technology has brought us one step closer to the commercialisation of 5G mobile communications in the millimetre-wave bands.”

However, this doesnt mean well all be immediately upgrading our mobile connections to 5G – Samsung says it expects to make the technology commercially available by 2020, and even then, it can take a while to reach the end consumer. After all, the best part of a decade after it was initially available, 4G here in the UK is still limited to a single operator, with others promising deployment later this year.