Real world 5G field test produces data speed of 3.6Gbps

Real world 5G field test produces data speed of 3.6Gbps
As fast as 4G LTE data is, 5G speeds are much faster. Huawei's networking division teamed up with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, to conduct a field test for 5G wireless service in Japan. Using a band below 6GHz, the partners were able to hit peak data speeds of 3.6Gbps. What made this test so important is that the band used for it can be employed in the real world. Other 5G tests conducted by Nokia and Samsung used bands that would require a completely new infrastructure to be built.

The Huawei-NTT DoCoMo 5G field test was also done in the wild, outside of the antiseptic conditions of the lab. The wireless industry would like to get 5G off and running by 2020, although Verizon made some noise last month by saying that it would have "some level of commercial deployment" by 2017. That comment was made by Roger Gurnani, Big Red's chief information and technology architect.


According to the ITU, 5G speeds should hit 20Gbps. For comparison purposes, a Speedtest on Verizon's 4G LTE network just showed that our Motorola DROID Turbo was supporting download data speed of 33Mbps. Movies that take minutes to download will be installed on your phone in a blink of an eye with 5G.

Verizon also noted last month that it would be conducting 5G field trials next year, and has started working with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung toward that end.

source: BGR

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68 Comments

1. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Download a movie in the blink of an eye! Or use all of your monthly data in a matter of 3 seconds lol

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, that's some crazy speed. I sure hope that with 5G speeds, we start seeing 10 GB a month as a base storage option for carriers at the same price as 1 GB is at the moment.

13. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

best luck with that it will be downloaded that fast only if you are using device with a ssd

17. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

What makes you think that storage on our mobile devices wont be faster by then?

19. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

most of the devices now have nand with max 20mb/s write speed

21. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's BS. It's close to 100 Mbps with even 2014 phones. Phones like GS6 and iPhone 6S can reach 300-400 MB/s in sequential write and read speeds.

53. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

the max write speed is 90mb/s it the read speed thats higher

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

More like 90 MB/s and Samsung's UFS2.0 is even faster.

39. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The fasterst memory in phone is the NVMe in iphone 6s/6splus and reach 400MB/s

44. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Incorrect. Downloads would be tied to random write speeds, and in those Samsung's UFS2 is faster.

62. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

By 10%. In sequential read NVMe is twice faster and in sequential write 4 tiems faster. Which memory is better ? :D

65. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

For downloading? UFS2. As I stated above.

67. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Modern internet connection is bottleneck for the both memorys

45. TyrionLannister unregistered

iPhone's NVMe is faster in sequential I/O but Samsung's UFS 2.0 is faster in random I/O. Sequential I/O helps in copy/paste and multimedia access and random I/O helps in app install/launch time.

54. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I am using ufs 2 card from samsung but they cant handle the peak 450mb/s that 5g can transfer

43. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Which has what to do with his question, which asked about storage speeds in the future, not "most now."

48. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

meh, too slow. 30gbps would have been great.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

meanwhile, fiber network in my place only 300mbps :-/

27. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

lucky bastard

32. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

"Only"

34. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Not fast enough. With a connection like that your ping in CS:GO might be about 2ms...TOO MUCH /s (Got 50/50 mbps)

38. TyrionLannister unregistered

I have 0 ms ping: http://www.speedtest.net/result/4249337789.png Our server is like 1 KM from here.

42. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I did not know people really use 300mbps+ plan in India Most of my freinds living in mumbai use 2-4mbps plan and only one use 20mbps plan How much did your connection cost. My connection cost is Rs 750/month@50mbps with no cap

56. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's a free connection.

68. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That's free!!??? Wholly smokes! I'm paying $22/month for 15Mbps on a 150GB cap here in Canada. Starting to think 1st world isn't so 1st world...

40. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

my connection is only 50mbps still its one of the fastest in India I only know one with 1gbps connection and he is a ISP

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Can download some xxx content with ease.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Dang! How many hours of hi-def content can you download in one hour's time?

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I'm not the type to finish quickly...if you know what I mean ;]

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

*cough*Appleusers*cough*

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