Samsung have designed a mechanism that enables consumers to have up to five times faster Wi-Fi.
This Mechanism comes in the form of 60GHz Wi-Fi technology that will bridge the gap between theoretical and actual Wi-Fi speeds. this will enable faster Wi-Fi that can be increased up to five times what is currently available.
Samsung announced this development on Samsung Tomorrow commenting that the 60GHz Wi-Fi technology will “enables data transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, or 575MB per second, a five-fold increase from 866Mbps, or 108MB per second, the maximum speed possible with existing consumer electronics devices.” They went on to add that “as a result, a 1GB movie will take less than three seconds to transfer between devices, while uncompressed high-definition videos can easily be streamed from mobile devices to TVs in real-time without any delay.”
Kim Chang Yong, Head of DMC Research and Development Centre at Samsung Electronics said that “Samsung has successfully overcome the barriers to the commercialization of 60GHz millimeter-wave band Wi-Fi technology, and looks forward to commercializing this breakthrough technology,” and that “new and innovative changes await Samsung’s next-generation devices, while new possibilities have been opened up for the future development of Wi-Fi technology.”
Digital Trends believes that Samsung has “solved the speed-killing issues that come with millimeter waves, which travel by line-of-sight and are stymied by walls and other obstacles, by making use of wide-coverage beam-forming antennae and micro beam-forming control technology.”
Samsung went further to comment that they anticipate this faster Wi-Fi technology will be incorporated by the start of 2015 to a “wide range of products, including audio visual and medical devices, as well as telecommunications equipment. The technology will also be integral to developments relevant to the Samsung Smart Home and other initiatives related to the Internet of Things”.