When you talk about Wi-Fi technology, it’s a tale of two speeds; one is theoretical and the other is actual. If truth be told, the maximum network bandwidth you see on the router’s box for the walls and household appliances has not yet achieved. Recently, Samsung declared to have developed 60 GHz WI-Fi technology, which will bridge the gap between theoretical and actual Wi-Fi speeds.
Samsung announces that its latest Wi-Fi technology will provide data transmission speeds of up to 4.6 gigabits/ second (Gbps) or 575 megabytes MB/second. Certainly, this would be 5 times more than the existing ceiling for Wi-Fi speeds for consumer electronic appliances that equals around 866 megabits/ second (Mbps), or 108 MB/second.
Therefore, for instance, 1 gigabyte (GB) movie will transfer between devices in less than 3 seconds. Moreover, uncompressed high-definition videos could be streamed from mobile devices to TV’s in real time.
According to the official Samsung statement; “In contrast to the existing 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi technologies, Samsung’s 802.11 ad standard 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology keeps up the maximum speed by purging co-channel interference, despite of the number of devices using the same network.”
Samsung added, finally it has resolved the killing speed issues coming with the mm waves that move by line of sight and are foiled by walls and other obstacles. These waves used a wide-coverage beam-forming antennae and micro beam-forming control technology.
It has also been reported that the company is expecting to incorporate this latest technology in a wide range of products such as audiovisual devices, medical devices and telecommunications equipment. Moreover, Samsung anticipates commercialization of the unlicensed 60 GHz Wi-Fi band spectrum as early as next year, a bit later than expected.