Samsung claims to have achieved a new 5G data speed record , delivering a massive 5.23 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to a single device. This record was set by passing some of the load to 4G frequencies at the same time, all while using commercially available tech.
Trial successfully combines 4G LTE and 5G mmWave on a commercial 5G device…
Samsung Electronics today announced it achieved a breakthrough in 5G data speeds using E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology. EN-DC technology enables mobile operators to boost 5G speeds and coverage by leveraging a 4G network.
In a demonstration carried out in Samsung’s lab in Korea, the company successfully combined 40MHz of 4G frequency and 800MHz of 5G frequency in mmWave, achieving 5.23Gbps in data speeds to a single device. For the demonstration, Samsung used its commercial end-to-end solutions comprised of devices and network products. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S20+ smartphone, 4G radios, 5G radios (Compact Macro Link), and 4G/5G common Core (Link).
The successful demonstration provides a blueprint for delivering a rapid, stable and effective path to 5G service.
“Through this demonstration, Samsung is proud to achieve another breakthrough record in 5G data speeds, now spotlighting the power of using a dual 4G and 5G approach, delivered directly to a single user,” said Ji-Yun Seol, Vice President, and Head of Air Technology Group, Networks Business at Samsung.