Samsung and Japan’s KDDI demonstrate 5G connectivity while on a moving train


The South Korean giant Samsung partenered with the Japanese mobile carrier KDDI to develop and improve 5G technology, and according to both companies they were able to prove the success of 5G connectivity while on a moving train.

During the tests the train was moving at 100Km/hour and even though the 5G could handover downlinks and upllinks transmissions successfully. The reports indicates that during the tests, the newest network was able to achieve a data speed of 1.7Gbps.

The equipment used in the testing was Samsung’s pre-commercial 5G end-to-end solution. The full package includes a 5G radio, a 5G router and virtualized RAN and core. As expected the test also showed some behaviors of a 5G connection, such as low latency (low delay between command and response), high throughput and other capabilities that can benefit both Train’s riders and the own operators.

“The potentials 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.”

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-Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business, Samsung Electronics.

The Senior Managing Executive Officer at KDDI’s operator, expect the company to launch its 5G services and solutions in 2020. The test was made in a city close to Tokyo, on October 17 and the end results were provided on October 19.

We expect to see more and more companies to jump in the 5G development bandwagon in the future, and that include some smartphone manufactures with some experience in the area of innovation. The 5G technology is expected to start tests in 2019, with a global adoption peak reach around 2025.

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