Samsung, the South Korea based company has announced a new development in the field of Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi). It has announced that 802.11ad WiFi technology will be a reality soon in the near future. Once developed, this technology will replace the current 802.11ac WiFi, which gives a maximum speed of 866 Mbps using 2.4 and 5 GHz channels. As compared to this architecture, 802.11ad gives a maximum data transmission speed of 4.6 Gbps using 60 GHz channels, which translates to a five times faster speed. This means that a 1 GB video file would take less than 3 seconds to download, and uncompressed high-definition videos can easily be streamed from mobile devices to TVs in real-time without any delay.
Samsung claims to have found a breakthrough for this problem “by leveraging millimeter-wave circuit design and high performance modem technologies and by developing wide-coverage beam-forming antenna”. Also, according to Samsung, “unlike the existing 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi technologies, Samsung’s 802.11ad standard 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology maintains maximum speed by eliminating co-channel interference, regardless of the number of devices using the same network”.
Sources: Samsung Village