WiFi has come a long way in the last few years and the current speeds are ample for what most users need. However, we all grow impatient at times if our connection speeds slow down. Samsung has decided to solve this issue by developing a new Wi-Fi technology, which can increase data transmission speeds by up to five times the maximum rate that is currently possible with existing consumer electronics.
The 60 GHz Wi-Fi technologies will enable a 1gigabyte movie to be transferred between devices in less than three seconds. This will also allow uncompressed high-definition videos to be streamed in real time, the technology giant has said in a recent e-mailed statement.
The new technology will eliminate the gap between theoretical speeds and actual speeds. This will mean the actual speeds are greatly increased than with existing Wi-Fi technologies.
Kim Chang Yong, head of a Samsung research-and-development center, said in the statement regarding the 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology, “Samsung has successfully overcome the barriers to the commercialization…New and innovative changes await Samsung’s next-generation devices, while new possibilities have been opened up for the future development of Wi-Fi technology.”
This new announcement has come as the smartphone maker is rolling out new products along with growing competition from their main competitor, Apple as well as Chinese firms. Last week Samsung has said its quarterly operating profit has dramatically dropped 60 percent because of the lack of progress of smartphone sales. Despite this, the firm has announced a 15.6 trillion won ($14.5 billion) investment to construct a plant in South Korea to meet demand for semiconductor chips.
Samsung said marketing of the 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology is expected to be as early as 2015. They plan to apply the new Wi-Fi technology to a broad range of products, including telecommunication equipment, audio-visual hardware and medical devices.
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