Samsung 60GHz WiFi Tech Offers 575 MB/s Speeds!

We always rely on wired connections for the fastest speeds available, but we are eventually going to be headed towards a wireless world. Samsung knows this and has announced a new development in the WiFi space which would allow users to send files, photos and anything else a record speeds!


Samsung has announced a new 60 GHz WiFi technology which will be a five-fold increase from 866Mbps, or 108 MB/s which is the maximum speed possible with existing consumer devices. With this new technology (in theory) we could see speeds of up to 4.6Gbps or 575 MB/s. With this speed a 1 GB movie would take less than 3 seconds to transfer between devices and uncompressed high-definition videos can easily be streamed from devices to TVs in real-time without any delay at all. Here is some information from Samsung on the technology.

“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,” said Kim Chang Yong, Head of DMC R&D Center of Samsung Electronics. “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.”

Unlike the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies, Samsung’s 802.11ad standard 60GHz Wi-Fi technology maintains maximum speed by eliminating co-channel interference, regardless of the number of devices using the same network. By doing so, Samsung’s new technology removes the gap between theoretical and actual speeds, and exhibits actual speed that is more than 10 times faster than that of 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies.

Until now, there have been significant challenges in commercially adopting 60GHz Wi-Fi technology , as millimeter waves that travel by line-of-sight has weak penetration properties and is susceptible to path loss, resulting in poor signal and data performance. By leveraging millimeter-wave circuit design and high performance modem technologies and by developing wide-coverage beam-forming antenna, Samsung was able to successfully achieve the highest quality, commercially viable 60GHz Wi-Fi technology.

Samsung is planning to apply this new technology to a wide variety of products in the future.

Source: Bloomberg via HotHardware | News Archive

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