Samsung, the Korean technological pinnacle has partnered with Japanese telecom operator KDDI to develop and deploy the upcoming state of the art 5G technology. According to these company’s the technology will be available for the end users at the beginning of 2020. So, it’s merely a 24 months time frame to experience true 5G network on a wireless device with staggering 5G speeds.
This project was started back in 2015 and now these companies really have something to show off. The duo demonstrated the potential of the upcoming 5G technology in a moving train. This test not only shows the potential of the 5G network, but we also got to know the power of the same in a real-life scenario. There will be no harsh condition than a fast moving train to show the connectivity and stability of the life-changing technology.
When the actual 5G technology will be deployed, instead of hours, we take minutes to download a FHD movie with the uncompressed format. This test does means, in the future faster WiFi routers can be deployed into the public transport service like trains and buses for an uninterrupted user experience.
This experiment was carried out via a router installed onboard. The engineering team was able to download an 8K video and successfully uploaded a 4K video shot from the camera installed on the train. In per second terms, the team was able to experience a peak download speed of 1.7 Gbps (maximum speed).
Not only Samsung, even Nokia is working on the same technology in India. Other tech-based companies like Ericsson, Qualcomm, Apple does own a lot of patents regarding the 5G technology. So, to deploy this technology globally, these companies should work with one another to serve the customers properly.
Here are the official comments from Samsung regarding the demonstration:
“The demonstration leveraged capabilities driven by 5G, such as high throughput, low latency and massive connections, which verified potential services that would be highly beneficial to passengers and operators of high-speed trains,”
So, what do you think about the 5G technology? Will it change the way we use internet and data services? Share your views in the comment box.