Samsung sets new record for upload speeds in 5G trial

Samsung sets new record for upload speeds in 5G trial
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This will make it possible to share high-volume data and hold a high-resolution videoconference remotely.

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Samsung Electronics has achieved the fastest upload 5G speed of 711 mbps in trials conducted with Verizon and Qualcomm in the US this week.

This means users on a 5G network can upload a 1GB video file in 10 seconds.

The feat was achieved using two frequency bands simultaneously instead of one by applying carrier aggregation technology, expanding a 200 MHz bandwidth to 400 MHz.

Samsung Electronics said the new upload speeds will enable high-quality videos to be uploaded to the cloud anytime and anywhere, and can be widely used in 5G services for enterprises such as detecting defects by using image analysis AI technology.

Creating an immersive experience

"Through the collaboration with Qualcomm and Verizon, we will able to provide differentiated 5G experiences and deliver more immersive mobile services for users," said Junehee Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics.

"We are speeding up millimetre wave investment as a critical differentiator that can quickly acquire mid-band 5G coverage and provide new experiences and solutions to people and companies," said Adam Koeppe, Senior Vice President of Technology Planning for Verizon. "Currently, we have over 30,000 cell sites for mmWave, and are planning to expand our investment further

"Enhancing upload speeds shows the new possibilities of 5G mmWave, which will be used in transit hubs, downtown areas, shopping malls and ultra-high-speed internet service," said Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President and General Manager for 5G business at Qualcomm.

"Our collaboration with Samsung and Verizon is the best practice of efforts to commercialise 5G mmWave and secure new user experiences."

At this trial, Samsung Electronics' 28GHz-band 5G cell site, 2.1GHz-band 4G cell site, and vCore (virtualised core) were used.

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