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South Korea's 5G network to be fully rolled out by 2020, will allow entire movies to be downloaded in a second

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South Korea's 5G network to be fully rolled out by 2020, will allow entire movies to be downloaded in a second
What is at least 10 times faster than 4G LTE-Advanced? 5G, of course! The theoretic speeds that 5G can muster are still not even ironed out, though we're told to expect a peak of at least 10Gbps, even though Samsung only managed 1Gbps a while back, when testing the new tech. Of course, much of the world is still struggling to even get normal 4G LTE up and running, but that doesn't stop network pioneer South Korea from starting work on the new generation.

According to the country's science ministry, $1.5bn have already been invested into the vision of having theoretical down link high enough to pull a full-fledged movie in seconds. Referred to as the most-wired country in the world, South Korea has put its goals forth -- initial rollout, starting 2017, and a full rollout by 2020. The ambitious plan will obviously entail much more than just $1.5bn, but it's still impressive to see how forward-thinking the country is:

"We helped fuel national growth with 2G services in the 1990s, 3G in the 2000s and 4G around 2010. Now it is time to take preemptive action to develop 5G," said the science ministry in a statement. "Countries in Europe, China and the US are making aggressive efforts to develop 5G technology ... and we believe there will be fierce competition in this market in a few years."

The country's carriers and handset makers, including SK Telecom and Korea Telecom, and LG and Samsung, are all expected to cooperate with their own share of investment. Of course, while downing a 800-megabyte movie in just a second is mighty impressive compared to 40 seconds on 4G (according to the ministry's statement), it's still important to point out that such speeds don't necessarily reach consumers, as the bandwidth ceiling is just too low for hundreds of people to surf on such lightning-fast speeds. 

source: AFP, CNN

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posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:32 11

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5137; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That's it, I'm moving to South Korea. lol

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:41 1

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Then your face will look like that of right one in the thumbnail. :D

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:46 1

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5137; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I don't wanna look like a zombie. xD

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:22

15. reckless562 (Posts: 667; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


right? at least i gota go to experience it

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:36

2. power_x (Posts: 209; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Because 4G LTE speeds weren't enough

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:30 1

17. reckless562 (Posts: 667; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


theyre not, honestly. because of real world performance. with 5G, we can probably get the theroetical performance of 4G. and so on. i know 3G is much MUCH slower than 4G, but its kinda not suposed to be. 3g is bacicly like dialup real world, and its suposed to be like DSL. 4G is, and is suposed to be like Cable (thank God) but still dips down into DSL territory. And 5G will get us the Promised 4G speeds, hopefully consistantly enough it bumps into fiber territory at its peak real world speeds from time to time.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:43 1

21. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Idk.. in my personal experience DSL is around 1-3 Mbps, which is around my real world 3g speeds with AT&T (usually around 2-5 mbps for me). And my LTE gets around 9 to even 20+ mbps with att (I'm talking about download speeds btw). That seems like definitely more than DSL speeds to me. And let's not forget that once LTE-A is widely deployed, which is closer to "true" 4G I guess, real world speeds will increase.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:51

24. reckless562 (Posts: 667; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


its ur real world experiance whin u have a signal right? im talkin like only half bars realworld. kuz when u got full bars, thats Optimum, right?
but yes, hopefully with LTE-A we all will get truer 4G speeds

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:41 10

4. rishabh_2795 (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


And in india i am still using 2G because i find 3G expensive ._.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 09:35

11. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 381; Member since: 24 May 2011)


2G prices are almost same now compared to 3G on Vodafone..little difference remains.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:31

18. reckless562 (Posts: 667; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


damn, sux to b in india

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:43 1

5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1307; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I'm not sure, but I've heard that 4G LTE devices should be able to use 5G. Hopely it's so.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:02 4

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7592; Member since: 14 May 2012)


No.... Hardware limitations. There would have to be a radio that would support such theoretical speeds.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:45 4

6. RandomUsername (Posts: 396; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Cancer, here we come!

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:03 1

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7592; Member since: 14 May 2012)


As a person whose family was affected by cancer, I find your comment totally uncalled for.

Think about what you say before posting.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:17 5

14. wumberpeb (Posts: 418; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Everybody's life has been affected by cancer, some closer than others. I don't think he meant anything by it

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:27 1

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7592; Member since: 14 May 2012)


My comment is still valid.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:38 1

20. reckless562 (Posts: 667; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


it is, and it isnt. its life man, n life is a killer. we gotta accept and jus laugh man. kuz low key, every time i put my phone in between my legs next to my nuts, i PRAY TO GOD i dont get nut cancer. n yes thats funny, till u get nut cancer of course. same goes when my chick puts her phone in her tits, i dont want them things to get cancer!!! (at least while im with her neway (sad but true)) so im sure we all feel for u man, but u gotta roll with the punches, or comments in this case.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 08:57

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 10263; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It sure is.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 13:35 3

30. Mimas (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


My family is, and has been, affected by cancer, and I enjoyed his comment. Get over yourself.

posted on 26 Jan 2014, 15:46

34. DirtyDan (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


I have cancer and am not even butthurt. Quit being a sissy.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:32

19. reckless562 (Posts: 667; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


LOOOL i loved that one, +1 for u

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:51 3

8. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1205; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Woot! That will enable me to download 10 porn videos in about 10 seconds!! haha just kidding. That's a crazy speed!! But I think if the network can peak at 10GB/s then end user should still see somewhere between 10-50MB/s or higher. Just taking an educated guess. Then, our phone's battery will drain so fast, after you watch a 1 minute youtube video on the go, you might lose 5% battery already haha. I really doubt it's going to use that much battery, but it would be funny to see how much of battery killer 5G is going to be.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:43 1

22. reckless562 (Posts: 667; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Im Not!!! HD 3D P.O.V. Porn baby!! but sadly, we'd have no use because us men can only wack it once, so yea :( (mabey twice but come on its jus wacking off, gotta get back to real life)

hopefully with optimization it will remain the same or improve battery life

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 12:22 2

27. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1205; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Trust me... us men will spend like 50 minutes going through the 10 porn we download to find that 2 mintues scene to jerk off hahahahaha

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 19:17

32. reckless562 (Posts: 667; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


weird.... my chick mastubates to porn like that.... me i jus flip through everything wackin simeltaneously, for a 10-15 minutes sesh tops. guess everyone likes different shizzle.... or u wack off like a Girl!!! no homo, lols

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 07:51

35. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1205; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


You two might be the odd ones o.O

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:49

23. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Lets hope that the deployment of 5G will coincide with improved battery technology or, better yet, come after a good improvement with battery tech.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 10:54 1

25. reckless562 (Posts: 667; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


im jus hoping the very nature of 5G's Technology wont drain the battery any more than 4G.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 12:23

28. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1205; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Very true... but more than likely it will drain way more than LTE

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 19:12

31. reckless562 (Posts: 667; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


whys that?

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:58 1

9. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Here we go again!

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 09:01 2

10. Reeyawn (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


*Drool

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 11:15

26. bubbadoes (Posts: 324; Member since: 03 May 2012)


If the US follows, which I'm sure they will--poor Sprint will never catch up.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 13:12

29. joseram695 (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 May 2012)


That is some insane speeds!!!!!!!!

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