Samsung announced World’s First 5G mmWave Mobile Technology
5G (5th generation) mobile networks denote the next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G Advanced standards.Samsung Electronics has announced that they have successfully developed the world’s first Adaptive Array Transceiver technology for Cellular communication that operates on the millimeter-wave Ka bands.It is also called the 5G mmWave mobile technology.It provide speed of up to several hundred times faster than the current 4G Standard and will be capable of providing an omnipresent Gbps experience to subscribers.
The South Korean electronics giant has developed what it claims is the world’s first adaptive array transceiver operating in millimetre-wave (MMW) spectrum. MMW operates at very high frequencies, typically 30 GHz and above, and while they can support high data-rates, the signals do not propagate as far as those in lower bands.
Chang-Yeong Kim – Head of the firm’s Digital Media & Communication Centre said that : millimeter wave band is the most effective solution to recent surges in wireless internet usage. The adaptive array transceiver technology has brought us one step closer to the commercialisation of 5G mobile communications in the millimetre-wave bands.
Samsung explains that the implementation of a high-speed 5G cellular network requires a broad band of frequencies. Samsung’s new Adaptive Array Transceiver technology overcomes all the limitations of millimeter-wave bands and transmit data at a frequency of 28 GHz with a speed of up to 1.056 Gbps to a distance of up to 2 kilometers.This technology uses 64 antenna elements which can be a viable solution for overcoming the radio propagation loss at millimeter-wave bands, much higher than the conventional frequency bands ranging from several hundred MHz to several GHz.
Adaptive Array Transceiver technology is expected to be commercialised in the year 2020.