Samsung Reach 5G Test at 1Gbps Speed and Expect to offer in 2020

The South Korean giant Samsung Electronics announced on Sunday that they forward successfully in the future development of wireless networking technology–fifth generation (5G), and it’s expected to offer this high-speed service from 2020.

This new wireless technology for mobile devices enable users to reach Internet download speeds to, for example, “a full movie in less than a second,” the company explained in a statement picked up by the Yonhap agency.


With the new service 5G, Samsung Mobile expects to reach speeds of tens of gigabits per second, far exceeding the current speed of 75 megabits per second achieved by the last service of fourth generation 4G-LTE (Long Term Evolution).


Samsung, the world’s largest supplier of memory chips and “smartphones”, managed to successfully test the new service 5G after using a frequency bandwidth of 28 GHz for transmitting data at speeds of 1 gigabit per second, something no other vendors had announced previously.


After testing up to 64 antenna elements, the technology giant that the device was able to exchange signals in real time under its new 5G platform, a breakthrough that estimates serve to launch this new service from 2020.


According to experts quoted by South Korean Yonhap news agency, with this announcement Samsung takes lead in 5G technology development towards their marketing and achieve the desired standardization of this system, called to lead the prolific mobile telecommunications market.


In early 2013, the European Commission announced an investment of 50 million euros to achieve propel this fifth-generation mobile technology with the intention of placing Europe at the forefront of the global mobile phone industry.


In addition, between 2007 and 2013, Europe spent over 700 million euros for research in mobile networks, enabling standardization great achievements as 2G GSM, still used by most of the global networks or technologies 3G and 4G.