South Korea's 5G network to be fully rolled out by 2020, will allow entire movies to be downloaded in a second

South Korea's 5G network to be fully rolled out by 2020, will allow entire movies to be downloaded in a second
What is at least 10 times faster than 4G LTE-Advanced? 5G, of course! The theoretic speeds that 5G can muster are still not even ironed out, though we're told to expect a peak of at least 10Gbps, even though Samsung only managed 1Gbps a while back, when testing the new tech. Of course, much of the world is still struggling to even get normal 4G LTE up and running, but that doesn't stop network pioneer South Korea from starting work on the new generation.

According to the country's science ministry, $1.5bn have already been invested into the vision of having theoretical down link high enough to pull a full-fledged movie in seconds. Referred to as the most-wired country in the world, South Korea has put its goals forth -- initial rollout, starting 2017, and a full rollout by 2020. The ambitious plan will obviously entail much more than just $1.5bn, but it's still impressive to see how forward-thinking the country is:


The country's carriers and handset makers, including SK Telecom and Korea Telecom, and LG and Samsung, are all expected to cooperate with their own share of investment. Of course, while downing a 800-megabyte movie in just a second is mighty impressive compared to 40 seconds on 4G (according to the ministry's statement), it's still important to point out that such speeds don't necessarily reach consumers, as the bandwidth ceiling is just too low for hundreds of people to surf on such lightning-fast speeds. 

source: AFP, CNN

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1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That's it, I'm moving to South Korea. lol

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Then your face will look like that of right one in the thumbnail. :D

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't wanna look like a zombie. xD

15. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

right? at least i gota go to experience it

2. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Because 4G LTE speeds weren't enough

17. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

theyre not, honestly. because of real world performance. with 5G, we can probably get the theroetical performance of 4G. and so on. i know 3G is much MUCH slower than 4G, but its kinda not suposed to be. 3g is bacicly like dialup real world, and its suposed to be like DSL. 4G is, and is suposed to be like Cable (thank God) but still dips down into DSL territory. And 5G will get us the Promised 4G speeds, hopefully consistantly enough it bumps into fiber territory at its peak real world speeds from time to time.

21. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Idk.. in my personal experience DSL is around 1-3 Mbps, which is around my real world 3g speeds with AT&T (usually around 2-5 mbps for me). And my LTE gets around 9 to even 20+ mbps with att (I'm talking about download speeds btw). That seems like definitely more than DSL speeds to me. And let's not forget that once LTE-A is widely deployed, which is closer to "true" 4G I guess, real world speeds will increase.

24. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

its ur real world experiance whin u have a signal right? im talkin like only half bars realworld. kuz when u got full bars, thats Optimum, right? but yes, hopefully with LTE-A we all will get truer 4G speeds

4. rishabh_2795

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

And in india i am still using 2G because i find 3G expensive ._.

11. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

2G prices are almost same now compared to 3G on Vodafone..little difference remains.

18. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

damn, sux to b in india

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I'm not sure, but I've heard that 4G LTE devices should be able to use 5G. Hopely it's so.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No.... Hardware limitations. There would have to be a radio that would support such theoretical speeds.

6. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Cancer, here we come!

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

As a person whose family was affected by cancer, I find your comment totally uncalled for. Think about what you say before posting.

14. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Everybody's life has been affected by cancer, some closer than others. I don't think he meant anything by it

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My comment is still valid.

20. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

it is, and it isnt. its life man, n life is a killer. we gotta accept and jus laugh man. kuz low key, every time i put my phone in between my legs next to my nuts, i PRAY TO GOD i dont get nut cancer. n yes thats funny, till u get nut cancer of course. same goes when my chick puts her phone in her tits, i dont want them things to get cancer!!! (at least while im with her neway (sad but true)) so im sure we all feel for u man, but u gotta roll with the punches, or comments in this case.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It sure is.

30. Mimas

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

My family is, and has been, affected by cancer, and I enjoyed his comment. Get over yourself.

34. DirtyDan

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

I have cancer and am not even butthurt. Quit being a sissy.

19. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

LOOOL i loved that one, +1 for u

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Woot! That will enable me to download 10 porn videos in about 10 seconds!! haha just kidding. That's a crazy speed!! But I think if the network can peak at 10GB/s then end user should still see somewhere between 10-50MB/s or higher. Just taking an educated guess. Then, our phone's battery will drain so fast, after you watch a 1 minute youtube video on the go, you might lose 5% battery already haha. I really doubt it's going to use that much battery, but it would be funny to see how much of battery killer 5G is going to be.

22. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Im Not!!! HD 3D P.O.V. Porn baby!! but sadly, we'd have no use because us men can only wack it once, so yea :( (mabey twice but come on its jus wacking off, gotta get back to real life) hopefully with optimization it will remain the same or improve battery life

27. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Trust me... us men will spend like 50 minutes going through the 10 porn we download to find that 2 mintues scene to jerk off hahahahaha

32. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

weird.... my chick mastubates to porn like that.... me i jus flip through everything wackin simeltaneously, for a 10-15 minutes sesh tops. guess everyone likes different shizzle.... or u wack off like a Girl!!! no homo, lols

35. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You two might be the odd ones o.O

23. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Lets hope that the deployment of 5G will coincide with improved battery technology or, better yet, come after a good improvement with battery tech.

25. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

im jus hoping the very nature of 5G's Technology wont drain the battery any more than 4G.

28. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Very true... but more than likely it will drain way more than LTE

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