Samsung has confirmed that they’ve developed the world’s first adaptive array transceiver working in the millimetre wave (mmWave) Ka bands. This technology is said to be instrumental in providing speedier data transmissions for 5G mobile communications.
Samsung says compared to 4G LTE, 5G will offer data transmission speeds of up to tens of Gbps per base station and with the new technology Samsung successfully managed to transmit 1.056Gbps. mmWave bands were said to have a limitation of transmitting data over long distances but Samsung managed to solve it and transmitted data to a distance of up to 2kms at a frequency of 28GHz.
Samsung plans to commercialise this technology by 2020, which means consumers can expect the next-generation mobile network soon after.
China has established a government-led “IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group” for 5G research whereas the European Commission plans to invest 50 million Euros in 2013 to bring 5G services to the market by 2020.