Samsung's New 1Gbps 5G Speeds Make 4G Look Like Dial-Up

By Gary Cutlack on at

Samsung says it has completed and tested one possible format that could be used as a basis for 5G wireless data technology, claiming to have magically pulled connection speeds of up to 1Gbps through its new super-super-fast mobile data connection.

Samsung's calling its system mmWave Mobile Technology, due to it  using millimetre-wave bands beamed out at 28GHz. Apparently the test saw 1.056Gbps transmitted over a range of two kilometres, a successful move that Samsung claims should ensure the technology can be commercialised and made available to us (or our nerdy equivalents in South Korea, at least) by the year 2020. [Samsung]