Samsung Tests 5G On A High Speed Train, Gets 1.7Gbps Speed: Recently, Samsung Electronics and Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI demonstrated the 5G network on high-speed moving train. The train was moving at the speed of 100 km/hour. Guess what? Both the companies managed to achieve the data transmission speed of 1.7Gbps during the demonstration.
Actually, the test was carried out in Saitama, Japan from October 17 through October 19. Samsung Electronics and KDDI used Samsung’s 5G pre-commercial end-to-end solution which includes a 5G router (CPE), a 5G radio, virtualized RAM and a Virtualized core in the test.
Samsung said “The demonstration leveraged capabilities driven by 5G, such as high throughput, low latency and massive connections, which verified potential services that would be highly beneficial to passengers and operators of high-speed trains”
Both of the companies said that they could download an 8K quality video via a 5G router installed onboard. Moreover, a recorded 4K video that was shot from a camera installed on the train was also uploaded in the demonstration.
According to Samsung, it will “pave the way to vastly improved backhaul for onboard Wi-Fi, superior passenger infotainment and increased security and analytics.”
Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung said “The potential that 5G holds is powerful enough to transform the landscape of our daily lives”
“The success of today’s demonstration is a result of our joint research with KDDI, which we will continue to pursue as we explore next generation networks and use cases. This will include research on diverse spectrums and technologies, as well as new business models and applications.”
Yoshiaki Uchida, KDDI’s Senior Managing Executive Office said: “With 5G expected to bring railway services to a whole new dimension, the success of today’s demonstration in everyday locations such as a train and train station is an important milestone indicating 5G commercialization is near.”
“To fulfill our aim to launch 5G by 2020, KDDI will continue exploring real-life scenario experiments for diverse 5G use and business cases together with Samsung.”
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