Samsung announces new Wi-Fi standard

Samsung announces new Wi-Fi standard
Samsung has announced a new, zippier Wi-Fi standard. The tech titan's 60GHz Wi-Fi technology transmits data at 4.6Gbps, or 575MB per second. That is a five-fold increase from the current speeds of 866Mbps, or 108MB per second that is available with today's Wi-Fi standard. With the faster speeds, a 1GB movie takes less than three seconds to transfer between devices.

Samsung was able to rid the network of co-channel interference regardless of the number of devices that are using it at the same time. Additionally, the 60GHz technology has suffered from having weak-penetration capabilities and path loss, resulting in signals that were too weak to be used by any device. According to the company, it was able to get around this problem by using a specific circuit design and a "beam forming antenna." Samsung said it was also able to develop a method that allows multiple devices to connect to a network simultaneously.

Once the 60GHz band is commercialized, Samsung hopes to use this Wi-Fi standard for telecommunications, no doubt offering it on future handsets. It also plans on employing the network for audio visual and medical devices as well as for products related to the Samsung Smart Home.

source: Samsung via SamMobile, SammyHub



1. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Samsung WTF!

3. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I think you might be a little dyslexic and actually mean: "Samsung FTW!"

7. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

it's called SiFi

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Being a Cisco guy I would love to see Sammy collaborating with Cisco to bring some great networking devices based on this standard. I implemented 802.11AC based APs and they are really game changer. Can't wait to see 11AD :)

14. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Samsung innovates once again, makes me love Samsung more..

2. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wow! transferring porn is quick and hassle free now.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5750; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hopefully with this and HEVC we will soon get 60 fps 1080p/4K videos!

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Glad to see Samsung is continuing to push forward the state of the art. Hopefully Samsung doesn't fall into the same muckhole that Apple/Intel did with Thunderbolt. It'd be great to see something like this Samsung technology become "Wireless USB".

6. t1gran

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

So what's the difference between Samsung’s 802.11ad standard 60GHz Wi-Fi technology and 802.11ad announced in 2012? It eliminates co-channel interference while the other one just minimized it?

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It's essentially the same technology they're using. Good to see Samsung pushing the envelope in the mobile industry with new telecommunication and networking standards.

10. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

It is wigig (wifi ad) , even Samsung states as much, the article author is just clueless.

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

For haters who say samsung does nothing...this just a example of samsung's capabilities..

13. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013


15. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

yeah nd haters gonna hate forever, never mind losers (haters)

16. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

That's a terrific speed, but I see the intensity of the 5GHz signal from my router fall twice as fast as its 2.4GHz signal. Can this speed be sustained more than a few yards away from the base antenna without a line of sight?

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