Researchers Achieve Record Speed with 5G Connection

By Tim Maytom

4G Transmitter Antenna Broadcast Tower

Researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) have managed to achieve record-breaking data connection speeds during tests of the next generation of mobile technology.

Tests at the Centre were able to achieve one terabit per second download speeds, around 65,000 times faster than the average 4G connection, and far in excess of the previous best achieved in tests.

Previously, Samsung were able to transmit data at 7.5 gigabits per second, less than 1 per cent of the speeds the Surrey team managed. At 1Tbps, users could download files 100 times larger than an average feature film in around three seconds.

5G is still a considerable way from public deployment: Ofcom has said it may be available by 2020, and the head of the 5GIC has said the technology should be ready to demonstrate to the public by 2018.

According to news site V3, the 1Tbps speed is unlikely to be achievable outside of laboratories, but public 5G could reach speeds of around 50Gbps. The main drivers for 5G are actually latency and reliability, as it will have to serve as the standard for at least 20 years.

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Source:: Mobile App News