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Samsung Announces 5G Breakthrough

05/15/2013

Samsung Announces 5G Breakthrough

Samsung has announced that is has successfully developed and tested a super fast 5G mobile wireless technology that would allow users to download an entire movie in seconds. The test was conducted over a range of 2km resulting in more than 1 gigabit per second transmission speeds, faster even than Labour's NBN. However the 5G technology will not be ready for commercial release until 2020 at the earliest and would not be a viable competitor with the NBN but rather a compliment owing to the unique constraints of mobile wireless technologies. Mobile wireless becomes congested with the more people using it and prices are currently quite prohibitive when it comes to data intensive activities like downloading movies. There's also the cost of building such a network that needs to be factored in.

That said the potential for such a network is great, from real time streaming of high def content and 3D movies to more practical pursuits such as remote medical services.