Samsung has found a way to significantly increase Wi-Fi speeds

👤by Craig Farren Comments 📅13.10.2014 13:58:45

Wi-Fi is great for many reasons but it is not known for high speed or a reliable connection. Unfortunately many things can get in the way of a Wi-Fi transfer; things like walls or appliances (I'm looking at you microwave). This is why when you research Wi-Fi technologies you will read about theoretical and actual speeds.

All this is set to be changed. Samsung claim to have developed a 60-GHz Wi-Fi technology that bridges the gap between theoretical and actual Wi-Fi speeds. The tech giant claims that this will pave the way for data transmission speeds of up to 4.6 Gbps (575 MBps).

Let's put this into real world terms. A 1 GB movie could be transferred between devices in under 3 seconds.

Unlike the existing 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz Wi-Fi technologies, Samsung’s 802.11ad standard 60-GHz Wi-Fi technology maintains maximum speed by eliminating co-channel interference, regardless of the number of devices using the same network

Samsung are hoping to integrate this new technology in a wide range of products including medical devices and devices for audiovisual and telecommunications and plan to implement it as early as next year.


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