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Samsung announces new Wi-Fi standard

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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.

"Samsung has successfully overcome the barriers to the commercialization of 60GHz millimeter-wave band Wi-Fi technology, and looks forward to commercializing this breakthrough technology. New and innovative changes await Samsung’s next-generation devices, while new possibilities have been opened up for the future development of Wi-Fi technology."-Kim Chang Yong, Samsung Electronics

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

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posted on 13 Oct 2014, 02:03

1. Cicero (Posts: 924; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)

Samsung WTF!

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 02:12 17

3. gamblor77 (Posts: 116; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 02:50 7

7. spin9 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 May 2014)

it's called SiFi

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 03:02 6

8. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 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 :)

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 08:20 1

14. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)

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

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 02:03 7

2. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Wow! transferring porn is quick and hassle free now.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 02:17 1

4. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 02:25 1

5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 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".

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 02:28 1

6. t1gran (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Sep 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?

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 03:37 2

9. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 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.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 05:12

10. realjjj (Posts: 375; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

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

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 06:43 4

11. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 07:23

13. steodoreben (Posts: 361; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


posted on 13 Oct 2014, 08:21

15. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)

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

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 07:22

12. Leo_MC (Posts: 2677; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

How about power consumption?
The speed is no longer a problem (since 802.11 N); I would like, though, a technology that saves battery.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 21:48

16. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 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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