Download a film in just three SECONDS: Samsung develops WiFi FIVE times faster than existing systems
Samsung Electronics said it has developed a WiFi technology that can increase data transmission speeds by five times the maximum rate possible with existing consumer electronics devices.
The 60 GHz WiFi technology will enable a 1GB movie to be transferred between devices in less than three seconds while allowing uncompressed high-definition videos to be streamed in real time, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in an e-mailed statement on Sunday. The technology removes the gap bet ..
This will allow HD video to be streamed from mobile to TV in real-time
Early attempts to use 60GHz band failed as they used millimetre waves
These waves travel by line-of-sight and have trouble penetrating walls
Samsung overcame this using ‘wide-coverage beam-forming antennae’
The south Korean group said its technology will be available next year
The group hopes to commercialise its 60 GHz WiFi technology as early as next year, in audio-visual systems, medical devices and mobile phones.
The technology is also likely to be key to the ‘Samsung Smart Home’ – a vision of living in which home appliances are connected to the internet and controlled remotely.
Last week, Samsung said its quarterly operating profit had fallen 60 per cent because of poor smartphone sales.
It also announced a 15.6 trillion won ($14.5 billion or £9 billion) investment to build a plant in South Korea that would produce semiconductor chips.