Samsung announced that it has cooperated with Verizon and Qualcomm to conduct a 5G demonstration in De Kleno, Texas, USA, using the aggregate frequency band of millimeter waves to achieve a record data upload speed of 711 Mbps.
According to Samsung, the technology enables 1GB of video to be uploaded in about 10 seconds, allowing for real-time HD video recording and uploading to the cloud or social media. Samsung said this 5G technology is expected to be widely used by companies for real-time image analysis and defect detection on production lines to improve manufacturing.
Verizon combined 400MHz of its mmWave 5G spectrum with 20MHz of 4G using the latest 5G technologies including mmWave carrier aggregation and Single-User MIMO (SU-MIMO). Also employed in the testing was Samsung’s 28 GHz 5G Compact Macro and virtualized RAN (vRAN) and Core (vCore). And we shouldn’t forget the smartphone form factor device provided by Qualcomm which carried the Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System.
The official added that the breakthrough upload speeds will allow the upload of videos, pictures and data to the cloud and social media. They will also allow people to share such content directly in densely populated areas such as downtown streets, concert halls and football stadiums.
Both Samsung and Qualcomm commented on the news. Junehee Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “In collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and Verizon, we are excited to begin to reach these ultra-fast uplink speeds, which will enable differentiated 5G experiences and deliver more immersive mobile services for all users.” The vice president of Samsung Electronics’ network business development team said that through this demonstration, the company is one step closer to achieving differentiated 5G services and immersive user experience.