Samsung R&D: Accelerating Wi-Fi Speeds by Fivefold
Posted October 20 2014 - 10:07 PM
Samsung didn't invent 60GHz, but they've found ways to achieve consumer feasible speeds using the 60GHz band for data transmission.
There are two commonly known standards, both known as 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands, although the former is by far the most commonly accepted and supported in networking devices.
However, one thing to note is that real world speeds and effects of this new implementation by Samsung will likely not make a difference browsing the web. Most web servers and ISPs deliberately limit connection speeds and transfer rates to allow a smooth viewing experience for all users accessing that website. It's sad, but true. As an example, Google Fiber, which has speeds of 1Gbps for both upstream and downstream, will not be able to load a website any faster than what that website allows. If a company decides to implement some form of connection limiting, they will often do it grossly.
In other words, this new technology that Samsung has publically announced, is in no way feasible at this present time, due to the lacking of new standards, and further optimizations of Internet backbone traffic on all fronts. In essence, if there is a significant amount of consumers who have these speeds, and ISPs recognize that they are lacking behind on their end, it will certainly put pressure to demand higher speeds and transfer rates from consumer websites.
Maybe in a decade, things will progressively get better in terms of refinement and control for the Internet.
Nevertheless, with Samsung's overwhelming market dominance, they will certainly push very hard for their newer technologies to become real world feasible, and implement a refined standard for such technology.
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