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Samsung testing 5G wireless technology that can download entire movies in seconds
Apple Insider ^ | May 13, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 05/13/2013 3:25:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Samsung on Sunday announced that it had developed a core component of its 5G network by solving a problem that has stymied the wireless industry, Yonhap News reported. Using the 28GHz waveband, Samsung says it has achieved download and upload speeds of tens of gigabits per second (Gbps). Current 4G LTE networks top out at around 75 megabits (Mbps).

In practice, that speed would allow wireless users to download a full HD movie in seconds. Samsung executives see the technology enabling a wide range of rich applications.

Samsung used 64 antenna elements in order to accomplish the high-speed data transfer, and said the company expects that it can commercialize the technology by 2020.

That deadline conforms well to a European Commission goal to have 5G wireless technology in place by the same year. China, too, has been pouring funding into next-generation wireless technology, with hopes to roll out such technology around the same time.....

(Excerpt) Read more at appleinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cellphones; internet; samsung

1 posted on 05/13/2013 3:25:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Samsung executives see the technology enabling a wide range of rich applications

Maybe my inner curmudgeon is showing, but that kind of inane jargoneering deserves a wave my sceptre and banishment of guilty tech writers to Somalia.

2 posted on 05/13/2013 3:30:48 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Technically they never achieved 4G. The definition was changed instead.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 3:36:28 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: tomkat
that kind of inane jargoneering deserves a wave my sceptre and banishment of guilty tech writers to Somalia.

Those who can, code. Those who can't, spout buzzwords. Welcome to IT.

4 posted on 05/13/2013 3:37:05 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: SeeSharp
LOL

But seriesly, that kinda crap is fingernails|chalkboard .. or that hideous styrofoam screech in the meat department .. grrrrr !

5 posted on 05/13/2013 3:43:19 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
5G -- great. What's a G?
6 posted on 05/13/2013 3:43:43 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the company expects that it can commercialize the technology by 2020.

Yet I expect that by 2020 it will be outdated.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 3:44:17 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
What's a G?

How much more your phone will cost per year while you still can't make a stinking phone call...

8 posted on 05/13/2013 3:44:53 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: hinckley buzzard
What's a G?


My     says :  

9 posted on 05/13/2013 3:48:37 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great, because I can’t wait to watch How the West Was Won in full Cinerama on my phone.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 3:49:43 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: hinckley buzzard

3G 4G 5G
Each is a “generation” in the technology. Or more precisely, they are unique specifications of technology which, in theory, is better by a significant advancement in technology.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 3:50:27 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: hinckley buzzard

5G — great. What’s a G?
+++++++++
A generation. 5G is fifth Generation.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 3:50:33 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This technology will go into effect about the same time companies put a cap on downloads.
13 posted on 05/13/2013 3:53:27 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This sounds more like point to point to me. But maybe a steerable very high gain antenna. Who knows. Don’t expect to see it in the iPhone 6.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 3:54:52 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are a lot of challenges with this technology. Because of the high frequencies used, the max distance from a tower is very short. It will be line-of-sight transmission only with no penetration of buildings. This can be mitigated to some degree by using lots of microcell sites, but that is only going to work in urban areas. It is impractical in lower density areas. Expect to be still using 4G when you are out in the boonies. You will not be able to use inside your home unless you get a 5G microcell box.

Another challenge is latency. It still takes about a third of a second to send a data packet from one coast to the other over the internet. In dynamic and information-dense situations like online gaming, latency will remain an issue. Time for quantum bit entanglement technology? ;^)

15 posted on 05/13/2013 3:59:45 PM PDT by Vigilant1 (The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5th Generation WiFi would be great but it won’t be worth a damn without an American Internet system based on Fiber Optic cable.

When all of that comes along then 5G will be worth something.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 4:02:23 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Moonman62

Technically they never achieved 4G. The definition was changed instead.


How did they do that? I live in the hills, get surprising good reception on my Galaxy 2, which is technically a 4G but they say our area is actually 3G. How does my phone know what G lite to put up? X amt of bits per second?


17 posted on 05/13/2013 4:11:17 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Bratch

Haa, haa... companies are already charging outrageous overage amounts for capped bandwidth. With the new technology everyone will run out of their allotted bandwidth in 4 seconds.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 4:36:59 PM PDT by BushCountry (What does it matter now!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

5 G’s is 5 times the force of gravity it takes to break the display when dropped!


19 posted on 05/13/2013 5:41:09 PM PDT by bullfeather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you watch movies on your phone, data plans are going to be very expensive.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 5:43:50 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Note: this topic is from May 13, 2013. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

21 posted on 09/02/2013 7:37:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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