May 13, 2013
Samsung Electronics says it has successfully tested super-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology that will eventually allow users to download an entire movie in one second.
The South Korean giant says the test has witnessed data transmission of more than one gigabyte per second over a distance of two kilometres.
The new technology, which will not be ready for the commercial market before 2020 at the earliest, will offer transmitting speeds “up to several hundred times faster” than existing 4G networks, it said in a statement on Monday.
That will permit users to “transmit massive data files including high quality digital movies practically without limitation”, it said.
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