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Samsung's New Mobile LTE Modem Supports Speeds Faster Than Fiber

Samsung's New Mobile LTE Modem Supports Speeds Faster Than Fiber

Samsung says the boost in speed will enable users to download a HD movie in just ten seconds.

Samsung Electronics said on July 31 that it has developed the industry's LTE network modem technology, which supports the 6CA solution. The 6CA technology will allow the combination of six frequency bands. Users will also be able to enjoy buffer-less video calls and mobile live-broadcasting. CA comes with a mixture of components like- various bandwidths, improving data transfer rates and network performance.

The Cat.18 6CA-supported LTE modem is 20% faster than last year's and will likely make it into regional versions of the S9.

Samsung's existing flagship chipset, the Exynos 8895, has an integrated Cat.16 LTE modem which has support for download speeds of up to 1Gbps.

Test and measurement company Anritsu is the technology partner for Samsung. An increase in aggregation capability of the modem is going to not only give you high-speed internet, but also will offer smoother and quick data transfers.

Mass production of this new processor from Samsung, with the new LTE modem, is expected to begin sometime late in 2017. That's the likely chip for the Galaxy S8's successor, though U.S. buyers will probably get a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. However, Sprint recently promised four carrier aggregation and achieved 330 Mbps on a single channel via "massive MIMO" trials with Samsung.

"1.2Gbps maximum downlink speed with 6CA support highlights Samsung's design capabilities and well-positions Samsung for the upcoming 5G era", said Woonhaing Hur, vice president of System LSI Protocol Development at Samsung Electronics.


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