Samsung Supercharges Wi-Fi, Develops Standard That’s 5X Faster

wi-fiWant faster Wi-Fi? Well hang onto your shorts becauseSamsung just announced the development of a 60GHz Wi-Fi technology that it claims will improve today’s speeds by a factor of five. Under ideal conditions, you would be able to transfer a 1GB movie between devices in under three seconds. The technology would also allow for uncompressed high-definition videos to stream from mobile devices to TVs in real-time.

Samsung says the 802.11ad 60GHz Wi-Fi standard can hit data transfer speeds of up to 4.5Gbps, or 575MB/s — that’s roughly five times faster than 866Mbps, or 180MB/s, offered on several of today’s high-end 802.11ac equipment. The secret sauce behind Samsung’s blazing fast recipe is the elimination of co-channel interference on the 60GHz band, no matter how many devices are on the network. In essence, Samsung is closing the gap between theoretical and actual speeds.

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