If 4G appears to be too sluggish for your tastes then you are sure to be pleased with Samsung’s announcement that they had discovered new technology to bring to its customers the fifth-generation network for mobile usage. The company has figured out a way to harness the power of high-frequency millimeter-wave Ka bands that will allow them to send data in faster speeds. Samsung has also claimed that they were the first one to develop an adaptive array transmitter using Ka bands.
There are still smartphones that make use of 2G and 3G technology and it can still take several years before Samsung can put to use their new found technology.
Samsung has already set a goal that by the year 2020 they will be able to commercialize their 5G technology which is the same year as what the European Union is targeting.
The European Union has recently announced that they are willing to spend 50 million Euros for research on 5G technology to happen by the end of the decade. Once the 5G technology becomes commercialized, users will be able to download ultra-HD files in mere seconds. This is quite impressive when it comes to fruition.
It is no surprise that 5G will be the next technology to be developed especially when 4G is now in use with many smartphones still making the transition from 2G to 3G and onto 4G. It can take years before anyone can benefit from 5G but it will definitely be worth the wait if Samsung manages to go past all the possible problems of this new technology.
Samsung will be using 64 antenna elements to make their new adaptive array transmitter to do its job in minimizing the loss of millimeter wave bands.
Spectrum allocation is one of the biggest problems that mobile companies face today as more and more people are demanding for more in order for them to use applications like emails, games and even video recording. It is still not clear whether the 4G technology has enough bandwidth to support these things. This can be a problem too with the 5G.
The 5G technology sounds promising especially when it means being able to download faster than before. However, until all the problems have been resolved and Samsung has defined what steps they will be taking in developing this new mobile technology, there will still be questions asked from here until there is a beta test of this new technology.