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CE and communications giant Samsung has revealed results of trial claiming that it has broken a speed record for 5G networks for the second time in less than two months.
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The demonstration used 800MHz of mmWave 5G spectrum with MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output) technology. mmWave spectrum boasts a wide bandwidth that potentially allows mobile operators to provide multi-gigabit speeds that lower band spectrums are unable to match. With multi-gigabit speeds, Samsung says that users can experience transformational 5G mobile services such as 8K video streaming, augmented reality applications and virtual reality.

A number of countries including Japan, South Korea and the US have already assigned 5G mmWave spectrum, and two of them have already launched their commercial 5G services using the spectrum. More than 15 nations are expected to follow suit in the coming years.

In the Samsung test, using two test mobile devices and running on a Samsung 5G mmWave Access Unit, the demonstration achieved approximately 4.3 Gbps speeds on each mobile unit, reaching an industry peak speed of 8.5 Gbps across both. This comes just after Samsung demonstrated 5G peak speeds of 4.2Gbps on a live 5G network Verizon after working with the network operator as well as Motorola Mobility and Qualcomm Technologies.

“Samsung will continue to be at the forefront in advancing 5G mmWave technology,” commented Hyunho Park, senior vice president, networks business at Samsung Electronics commenting on the test. “This successful demonstration proves mmWave’s potential to deliver new kinds of business use cases and open up opportunities for mobile operators. We look forward to building on this significant technical breakthrough to fuel our continued journey towards an innovative and vibrant mmWave ecosystem.”