Samsung Electronics demonstrated 5G mobile technology in a vehicle moving more than 100 kilometers per hour on Oct. 15.
Samsung announced that it successfully transmitted 1.2 Gbps of data without buffering in a high-speed environment that exceeded 100 kilometers per hour, after its demonstration of 5G technology at 1Gbp speeds in May 2013. It is the industry's first successful demonstration of 5G technology in a real high-speed mobile communications environment.
The Korean tech giant added that it also succeeded in delivering up to 7.5 Gbps speeds while not moving, which is 30 times faster than 4G LTE.
Thanks to this successful demonstration, Samsung will stay one step ahead in leading the efforts to set a global standard for 5G technology. 5G technology is a next-gen mobile telecommunication method faster than LTE by dozens or hundreds of times, but there is no official definition or standard yet.
5G technology is expected to use both the current low frequency band and the ultra-high frequency band. The ultra-high frequency band has been widely acknowledged to be an alternative to solving a lack of the low frequency band so far, but the fact that a huge amount of radio waves are lost while being transmitted has been pointed out as one of its problems. Another problem is the short range of the radio waves used.
To address these issues, the tech company used an adaptive array receiving-transmitting technology in the 28 GHz frequency band and successfully transmitted data at gigabit speeds. This technique makes it possible to further relay radio waves in a specific direction by arranging numerous antennas. Another method that allows base stations to trace the location of mobile devices in real time and to relay signals was also combined.
To commercialize 5G networks by 2020, Samsung is planning to lead the efforts to develop core technologies like this adaptive array receiving-transmitting technology and create a 5G standard.