5G technology development is picking up pace across the world and the commercial 5G network is deployed by Verizon, T-Mobile, EE, etc. Several companies like HUAWEI, Samsung, Nokia are demonstrating massive 5G speeds and on similar lines now, Samsung has demonstrated 5G mmWave with peak speeds of 8.5Gbps on multiple devices.
The company said that it has achieved the industry’s fastest 5G speeds in a lab demo. The mmWave spectrum of 800MHz frequency was combined with Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) and it was running on Samsung’s 5G mmWave Access Unit.
Using carrier aggregation and MU-MIMO, Samsung achieved a peak speed of 8.5Gbps and it was tested on two mobile devices which delivered 4.3Gbps speeds each. This is a massive development in mmWave high-band 5G as the Mid-band 5G and Low-band 5G can’t deliver such high speeds.
In case you missed, in the US, carriers like Verizon, AT&T utilise mmWave High-band 5G and T-Mobile has mmWave 5G in select areas and uses Low-band 5G nationwide. There are several use cases with high-speed mmWave 5G speeds like 8K video streaming, AR remote learning and holistic VR teleconferencing, and more.
Samsung says that it has been supporting 5G commercial services in Korea and the U.S and is also actively supporting the commercial deployment of 5G in Japan. Apart from this, the company is also rapidly expanding its global 5G market footprint to new markets including Canada and New Zealand.
Commenting on this demonstration, Hyunho Park, Senior Vice President, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics said:
Samsung will continue to be at the forefront in advancing 5G mmWave technology. This successful demonstration proves mmWave’s potential to deliver new kinds of business use cases and open up opportunities for mobile operators. We look forward to building on this significant technical breakthrough to fuel our continuous journey towards an innovative and vibrant mmWave ecosystem.