Samsung introduces improved Wi-Fi service in subways using 5G mmWave solution

Leveraging its advanced 5G mmWave solution, Samsung demonstrated improved Wi-Fi service – approx. 25 times faster – in a high-speed subway train in Seoul, the South Korean company said on Tuesday.

Samsung’s compact 5G mmWave macro helped boost Wi-Fi data speeds in the trial, achieving 1.8 Gbps Wi-Fi downlink speeds which the company claims are around 25 times faster. faster than the current average speed of 71 Mbps on Seoul subway lines.

This trial took place in parts of the Seoul subway, covering five stations of the subway line, using a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

“Our successful speed test in public transport proves the high potential of 5G mmWave, demonstrating its ability to complement existing wireless technologies and improve the performance of existing networks, while providing a basis for future telecommunications services.” , said Seungil Kim, vice president. and Korea Business Manager, Network Affairs at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung’s 5G Compact Macro is a compact, lightweight solution that brings together a baseband unit, radio, and antenna into a single form factor. It can support all frequencies of mmWave spectrum and has high performance and low power consumption.

The solution is deployed in 5G commercial networks around the world, including Japan, Korea and the United States and is the first 5G product to appear on the National Information Assurance Partnership’s Product Compliance List (PCL) ( NIAP) and the Canadian Center for List of Certified Cybersecurity Products.

According to Samsung, mmWave’s wide bandwidth also enables an exceptional mobile experience on smartphones and tablets in crowded public places such as sports stadiums and shopping malls.

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