Samsung Combines 4G and 5G to Hit 5.23 Gbps Wireless Speeds
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. said last week it achieved a 5.23 Gbps data speed on a single device by combining 40MHz of 4G frequency and 800MHz of 5G frequency in mmWave. The demonstration in Samsung’s Korean lab used E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology, which enables mobile operators to leverage a 4G network to increase 5G speeds. The demonstration featured Samsung’s devices and network products for end-to-end communications, including the Samsung Galaxy S20+ smartphone, 4G radios, 5G radios and 4G/5G common Core. The EN-DC technology took advantage of carrier aggregation combining multiple spectrum channels to increase data speeds.
“Through this demonstration, Samsung is proud to achieve another breakthrough record in 5G data speeds, now spotlighting the power of using a dual 4G and 5G approach, delivered directly to a single user,” said Ji-Yun Seol, Samsung vice president, and head of air technology group, networks business, in a prepared statement. (https://news.samsung.com/us/samsung-breaks-5g-speed-record-reaching-5-23gbps/) “This reinforces our commitment to delivering the best possible 5G solutions to our customers and our ongoing support to help mobile operators accelerate the benefits of 5G services to their users.”
While not an example of the average speeds consumers will see on their devices, the trial still demonstrates the tremendous speed gains wireless networks can now achieve. These tests only stand to help increase the average speeds consumers will eventually see on their devices.