As mobile network operators struggle to advance from 3G to 4G and others still deploying their 4G-LTE networks, scientists at the University of Sydney in Australia have achieved wireless speeds of up to 1Tbps (1,000 Gbps), a standard that had been reserved for fifth Generation Networks (5G). Okay lets put this in perspective, with such speeds you could download 10 movies per second.
These results are better than Samsung’s 7.5Gbps, says Sun Professor Rahim Tafazolli, director of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) . He said
“We have developed 10 more breakthrough technologies and one of them means we can exceed 1Tbps wirelessly. This is the same capacity as fibre optics but we are doing it wirelessly,”
The Goal is to deploy the technology before Russia or Korea
5G (5th generation wireless systems) also known as Tactile Internet denotes the next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G/IMT-Advanced standards. The only limitation of this technology so far is that so far, is that it only works at distances of up to 100 meters.
Their goal is to bring this technology to the public as fast as possible (in early 2018), before their rivals in South Korea or Russia. He further said
“We need to bring end-to-end latency down to below one millisecond so that it can enable new technologies and applications that would just not be possible with 4G,” he told V3. “We want to be the first in the world to show such high speeds,”
What remains to be seen is whether these speeds can also be achieved in a real life environment.
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