Samsung Electronics set the bar in embracing new 5G network technology

By Sean Galea-Pace
The South Korea-based technology giants, Samsung Electronics, are set to become the first company to welcome new 5G network technology, The Investor rep...

The South Korea-based technology giants, Samsung Electronics, are set to become the first company to welcome new 5G network technology, The Investor reports.

The firm will embrace the new era of fifth-generation network systems with equipment that is said to “sit above the competition.”

At a press conference on Friday, Kim Young-ki, head of Samsung Electronics’ network business division, stated: “Right now, Samsung is really becoming a ‘first-mover’ in 5G, a technology that will bring new value to the world.”

“Samsung is an attractive equipment vendor for telecommunication companies working to successfully deploy fifth-generation services worldwide.”

Kim Young-ki also announced that by 2020, Samsung would aim to control 20% of the global 5G equipment market.

By enabling the new 5G network, 28 Gigahertz will be required in order to meet the networks demands. This is in addition to 800 megahertz of bandwidth that will be utilised in order to receive the maximum speed of 10 gigabytes per second.

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Samsung used Multi-Input Multi-Output technologies through radio frequency to create and form the basis of 5G without the necessity of buying more spectrum or adding new base stations.

The multinational conglomerate used a total of 1,024 antennas to complete the process.

“A technology that can handle a bandwidth as wide as this and achieve a throughput of 10 Gbps is what should truly be considered as 5G technology,” Kim Young-ki confirmed.

“And it’s important to note that this is a technology that is not undergoing tests, but is set for (imminent) commercialization.”

Korea anticipates a nationwide 5G network to be in operation by March 2019.

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