Samsung Tests Experimental 5G Network, It's Fast

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    Samsung has been messing around with experimental 5G, the next generation of mobile data, and what they found with their tests is mind-blowing. Stationary, Samsung was able to get a stable data rate of ~7.5gbps (which is about 950MB/s). On a test track going ~60MPH/110KPH, they were able to achieve a stable data rate of 1.2gbps (or ~150MB/s). In short, Samsung has managed to get data speeds that are Sanic fast working in South Korea.

    Check out the video above for Samsung's demonstration. This is amazing IMO, 7.5gbps is an insane peak rate for mobile data, it's miles faster than Google Fiber's quickest internet plan (1gbps). While 5G won't be coming anytime soon (it's often referred to as "beyond 2020 mobile communications technologies"), it's definitely nice to see what early research speeds are able to accomplish.

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  2. Duo8

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    They got 6Gbps wifi as well.
     
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    And I'm still mostly stuck with Edge. :D
     
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    Networks here doesnt even fully support 3G. Let alone 4G or 5G.
     
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    so they can do 5G in a range of 50 meters? wow!

    will take till 2025 till 5G arrives here. 4G should be standard right now and I still don't get 3G everywhere. mostly I have to live with Edge and 3G and I can be glad that the old GPRS times are almost over.

    You would assume now that I live in some 3rd world country, right?

    no, I live in Germany! :(
     
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    And yet for us this means they can and will throttle your speed to 64kbit/s even faster!
     
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    From the UK. And even though stastically 3G coverage is pretty good, in reality it sucks.

    LOOOOOL GOOD ONE
     
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    5G nice, I barely get GPRS sometimes.
     
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    Just tested my 4G Signal a moment ago (because it is so rare getting 4G here). 3mbit/s down, 1 up! What a joke!!!
     
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    You are so lucky. Here it's 3-4kbit/s and you can't do anything but getting messages on Whatsapp.
     
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    If one day many people get this speed on mobile devices, it will be easy to make services like PS Now work properly. For gaming the consequence is obvious: we will no need to buy highly powerful devices to play powerful games.

    Anyway, Here in my country 4G is fucking expansive... I heard from friends that on Europe is expansive there as well, so if only few get fast Internet we will have few streaming services, It is obvious that it only make sense if it will be cheap enough to reach a broad audience.
     
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    I hope with this technology hits the fan, mobile carriers increase their data usage per month. It would suck to accidentally hit a 10 hour youtube video and within seconds you exceed your mobile data for the month.
     
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    Funny story: 4G as we know it isn't actually 4G. Companies just kept using the name until whoever measures this sort of thing just gave up and lowered the standard, iirc.

    The future is here.
     
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    but what we really need is a stable datarate of ~1mb/s on a global level. what good is it to get higher rates in big cities when most of the time, while you're driving through the world, you barely get a stable signal at all?
     
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    Unlimited data plans are already a common thing, the bigger issue is the cost of an unlimited data plan...which is already dropping, so that probably won't be an issue by the time 5G actually becomes a thing.
     
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    When is Verizon going to offer a good cheap unlimited plan? I've looked at the coverage maps of some of those unlimited data plans and I'm in the fringe area of all of them (Tmobile, at&t, sprint), and there is a lot of dead zones too. Verizon works the best but I will not buy into a plan that has the data capped.
     
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    Verizon used to have an unlimited data plan, but they ended up scrapping it for a "tiered" data plan instead as it ended up being more costly to keep up unlimited data when "4G" came about. Nowadays you'll have to go with the other guys if you want unlimited data, or pay a bit more for some of Verizon's higher data caps.
     
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    Carriers are trying to stop unlimited data, not drop the price. They don't want to give you unlimited internet. Every major carrier is now pushing "family plans" that have a set amount of GB a month.
    Also, who need 7.5gbps on their phones?!?! I have 100mbps at home via ethernet and it's as fast as I could possibly want...
     
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    Which ISP offers (real) unlimited 4G data plans?