Real-world 5G speeds have varied from a little faster than 4G LTE (T-Mobile) to 5-10x faster (Verizon), but in the future 5G networks utilizing mmWave technology should be able to provide speeds much, much faster than that. Samsung has achieved a new world record in recent lab testing, seeing speeds of 8.5Gbps – over 10 times the fastest speeds 5G users are experiencing right now.
Samsung performed their tests in a lab, using 800MHz of millimetre Wave (mmWave) spectrum combined with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology. Hyunho Park, Samsung Senior Vice President, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics, touted the importance of mmWave in 5G networks, saying “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.”