Samsung develops Wi-Fi speed five-fold from 866Mbps to 4.6Gbps

13 Oct 2014

Samsung has released the first details on its new 60GHz Wi-Fi technology, which it claims will increase Wi-Fi speed five fold from the current speed of 866Mbps to 4.6Gbps.

To put this into perspective, these speeds would allow a user to transfer a large file, a 1GB movie for example, within three to four seconds while uncompressed HD video would transfer from a mobile device to a TV without a delay.

Announcing the news on their Samsung Tomorrow page, the South Korean company claim that their technology differs from existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz speeds by being able to eliminate possible co-channel interference across various devices using the same network.

If Samsung’s technology is indeed accurate, it could remove the need to give an estimated speed of how long a download or file transfer making it 10 times faster than current Wi-Fi speeds.

This is down to the improvement in signal quality which Samsung claim is the ‘world’s first micro beam-forming control technology’ that will optimise the communication module in less than 1/3,000 seconds.

Samsung has also announced that the new Wi-Fi technology will ship as early as the beginning of next year and will be included across their audio visual and medical devices and, of course, its next generation of mobile phones and internet of things household appliances.

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic