Intel has nearly completed a 5G modem with 5Gbps download speeds

Intel has nearly completed a 5G modem with 5Gbps download speeds
While many parts of the world are yet to get their 4G infrastructure sorted, Intel is already publicizing a 5G modem in an advanced development stage which will be ready for sampling by the second half of this year. It's capable of achieving 5Gbps download speeds, which is really fast – for example, it would take a 50GB movie around 80 seconds to download.

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.

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1. trojan_horse

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!

83. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1306; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

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.

91. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

4g around 10-30mbps. 5g around 100-500mbps

95. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Keep in mind there's a big difference between 1Gbps and 1GBps.

99. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

*Up to Have peak data rates of up to approximately 100 Mbit/s for high mobility such as mobile access and up to approximately 1 Gbit/s for low mobility such as nomadic/local wireless access.

94. ibend

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"

102. Brewski

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Get unlimited, bruh. One time I got 60 GB in one month. I just laughed when I saw that on the bill.

100. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

At the same time bandwidth would be expensive enough. 50GB will cost us a lot & that's just one movie.

2. kamejoko

Posts: 248; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

No, modem from intel is bad on iphone when compare with qualcomm modem.

3. tatail

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.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

How did you do the math?

84. peace247 unregistered

50 GB=50*8= 400Gb Time to download 400Gb with 5gbps=400/5=80 seconds. Man PA is filled with kids.

86. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1306; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Why you post the same thing 80 times?

90. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Probably a problem in his internet or bug in his browser. I was wondering how an Intel article got as much comments as an iOS/Android flame war article.

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