Samsung breaks world record with 5G: speed reaches 8.5 Gb/s. South Korean beats Huawei and Ericsson brands using technology present in the Galaxy S20.
The Samsung set a new world speed record on the network 5G with transfers up to 8.5 Gb / s (Gigabits per second). The brand surpasses Huawei and Ericsson , which previously led the dispute with 2.92 Gb / s and 4.3 Gb / s , respectively. The laboratory test responsible for the registration used the 800 MHz band of the millimeter wave spectrum (mmWave).
The signal was combined with MU-MIMO technology , which optimizes the transmission of data packets and is present on the Galaxy S20 . However, there is still no forecast for this level of speed in connection to be made available on the market.
The mmWave standard works with high frequency wave data transmission, ideal for ensuring high speed over short distances between the transmitter and the receiver. The test serves to demonstrate the possible limits of the fifth generation network under these conditions. In practice, 5G is offered in different frequency bands, each with different range conditions and transmission capacity.
Laboratory tests are carried out under controlled conditions. Samsung achieved the speed of 8.5 Gb / s in a room without interference and with two separate cell phones a few meters apart from each other and from the relay that played the role of cell tower. It is not yet known when the same result can be obtained under real conditions of use.
The company works to prepare products for South Korea’s mmWave network, which already has 4.6 million 5G users. The standard is seen as advantageous for activities such as virtual and augmented reality applications , teaching platforms and 8K content streaming .
There is still no forecast of 5G arrival in Brazil. The auction of 700 MHz bands; 2.3 GHz; 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz had a public notice published and submitted for public consultation, and is expected in November 2020. However, the implementation still depends on investment in infrastructure. The expectation is that the fifth generation network will start operating only in 2021.