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Samsung develops 60GHz Wi-Fi 802.11ad technology with five times data transmission speed

Samsung has announced that it has successfully developed 60GHz Wi-Fi technology that enable data transfer speeds of up to 4.6Gbps (575MB per second) which is a five times increase when compared to current generation Wi-Fi technology (108MB per second). When connected to this new Wi-Fi technology, a 1GB movie file will take less than 3 seconds to transfer between devices. According to Samsung, this technology eliminates co-channel interference, thereby eliminating the gap between theoretical speed and actual speed. This will help in achieving ten times the speed when compared to 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies which are currently in use.

Kim Chang Yong, Head of DMC R&D Center of Samsung Electronics said, “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.”

As opposed to other 60GHz Wi-Fi technologies which are not commercially viable due to weak penetration properties and single path loss, Samsung is trying to make their Wi-Fi technology commercially viable by improving overall signal quality with the help of world’s first micro beam-forming control technology. It has also developed the world’s first method that allows multiple devices to connect simultaneously to a network. Samsung is trying to commercialise 60GHz millimeter-wave band Wi-Fi  technology as soon as early next year, and plans in using it in a wide range of audio visual products, medical devices, Samsung Smart Home products, IoT (Internet of Things), and telecommunication equipments.

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