While many people are still on 3G speed networks and relatively happy with it – they still long for faster speeds are anxious for their providers to offer 4G speed. Many current smart phones and some carriers are still not even capable of offering 4G. So users must either upgrade their smart phones or wait for their cell phone carrier to offer 4G. During all this 3G and 4G talk, Samsung has been busy behind the scenes. They claim to have developed the next generation successor to 4G – what is being dubbed as “5G”. This could mean lightning-fast speeds that have yet to be seen; and could, for example, allow users to stream high-definition videos via their smart phones. This means users could watch movies on their smart phones with no delays. Or send huge files without delay.
To put this in context think “4G”, then think ‘hundreds of times faster’. This would also make for huge breakthroughs in the video game space, potentially allowing gamers to play some games on their smart phones in real-time that had been previously relegated to being playing on PCs hooked up to fast internet connections.
The 5G could also potentially make room for improvements in medical industry for medical services that are remote as well as for doctors viewing diagnostic images or videos on their smart phones or tablets.
For the techies, Chang Yeong Kim, a Vice President at Samsung Electronics, provided some meat: “The millimeter-wave band is the most effective solution to recent surges in wireless Internet usage,”. He went on to say, “Samsung’s recent success in developing the adaptive array transceiver technology has brought us one step closer to the commercialization of 5G mobile communications in the millimeter-wave bands.”