Intel has nearly completed a 5G modem with 5Gbps download speeds
by Luis D. / Jan 06, 2017, 10:14 PM
To accomplish this, the modem relies on several technologies, such as bandwidth aggregation, ultra-low latency frequencies, MIMO, advanced channel coding, and 4G fallback. It's designed to work with today's 4G infrastructure and budding 5G networks. The kind of bandwidth and extra-low latency enabled by 5G networks will enable fast transfers and streaming of high-resolution content, while also letting smart devices and vehicles react to split-second events.
5G networks are already being built by American carriers. Verizon has deployed 5G equipment for fixed 5G service in ten cities, while AT&T employs a fixed 5G signal to stream its DirecTV Now service. T-Mobile plans to enter the 5G game in 2020, with initial tests achieving 12Gbps download speeds. In other parts of the world, such as South Korea, Samsung and Korea Telecom plan to deploy 5G connectivity for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016
"for example, it would take a 50GB movie around 80 seconds to download" That's ridiculously fast... It's only about time we get to enjoy these speeds. What a time to live in!
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 10:30 PM 5
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4g is supposed to give up to 1Gbps downloads and yet it's very rare to get more than 1/20 of that speed. 50GB....... That's gonna be one expensive movie rental/purchase.
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 11:58 PM 0
Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014
"50GB movie around 80 seconds to download" in real life: "it take less than 10 seconds to dry up your monthly plan"
posted on Jan 07, 2017, 12:40 AM 3
Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010
"for example, it would take a 50GB movie around 80 seconds to download" That is not correct, it will take a 50GB movie about 6 minutes and 40 seconds to download at that speed. There is a difference between Gbps and GBps. The capital B means Bytes while small b means bits. 1 byte is equal to 8 bits. I expect a PA author to know that much.
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 11:09 PM 3
Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014
How did you do the math?
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 11:42 PM 0
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