Samsung and SK Telecom to Jointly Promote 5G at MWC

Published By : 24 Feb 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The most celebrated smart phone maker in South Korea, Samsung Electronics Co. will jointly promote the 5G (fifth generation) network that operates on high frequency bands at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) to be held at Spain following month, with the leading mobile carrier of the country SK Telecom Co. 

The companies are slated to showcase the latest millimeter wave technology that boasts 7.55GBPS speed on the 30 to 300GHz band. At present the major communication networks around the world uses bands which are below 6GHz. 

Until now the world was happy with the 75Mbps that was posted way back in 2011. With the introduction of the latest technology, the communication networks across the globe can take a hundred-fold leap from a meager download speed of 75Mbps through LTE (long-term evolution) network.  

Commenting on the latest development a spokesperson representing SK Telecom said that leading technology firms are eyeing to capitalize on the millimeter wave band since the spectrums below the 6GHz are getting quickly exhausted. However, the 30-300 GHz band has not yet successfully proven its performance to support long-distance communications. Propagation losses were noted during tests. 

In order to reduce the chances of propagation losses SK Telecoms is believed to have adopted the technology of 3D Beamforming that will enable the company to use high end antenna in order to control the radio wave directions. Samsung and SK Telecom also announced that both the companies will jointly work toward examining and studying the prospects of the latest network since they seek to become the world’s first entities to commercialize the 5G technologies. 

Spokesperson from Samsung said that the company is the first one to build the most advanced telecommunications infrastructure in the 4G LTE and they intend to closely work with other companies in Korea to focus on the development of the 5G technologies and lead the global mobile industry. 
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