Samsung have just taken Wi-Fi connectivity a step further as they announced a newly developed Wi-Fi 802.11ad. The new Wi-Fi technology will be five times the speed of the regular 802.11ac Wi-Fi transmission found in devices today. This new Wi-Fi tech has a frequency of 60GHz and enables high speed data transmission of up to 4.6Gbps which is 575Mbs when converted, while the regular 802.11ac standard has a maximum speed of 86 Mbps (108 Mbps).
Samsung claims the 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology is able to maintain a maximum speed regardless of the number of devices using the network by eliminating co-channel interference and at the same time removing the theoretical and actual speed which in turn will also make it 10 times faster than 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies.
Head of DMC R&D Center of Samsung Electronics, Kim Chang Yong said,
“Samsung has successfully overcome the barriers to the commercialization of 60GHz millimeter-wave band Wi-Fi technology, and looks forward to commercializing this breakthrough technology,”. “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.”
However,not only is the new Wi-Fi technology faster, but Samsung also developed the world’s first method that allows multiple devices to connect to a network simultaneously.
The worldwide availability is expected early next year. Be sure the new Wi-Fi technology will be available on the company’s upcoming mobile devices.