With many of us still using the now ancient 3G spectrum for mobile browsing, it’s hard to believe that super-fast 5G is already on the cards.
Tech giant Samsung have announced the successful development of a first adaptive array transceiver which can be used by mm-wave Ka bands to offer data transfer speeds hundreds of times faster than the recently released 4G.
There was speculation that the superior frequency would not be able to maintain these record speeds over long distances. Samsung however have confirmed that with the use of a 64 antenna element that speeds remain with connections over 1Gbps for distances up to 2km.
This announcement from Samsung sees 5G taking more steps forwards towards the commercial market. 5G is currently expected in 2020.