Researchers break Internet speed record!
Can you imagine an Internet speed of 1Tbps over 5G? Researchers at UK have achieved record-breaking Internet speeds of 1Tbps over 5G data connections during a test, as reported by a news site.
Researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Center (5GIC) set a groundbreaking record of network of 1Terabit per second (1Tbps) which is at least a thousand times faster than current Internet connections. This is something amazing, right? Looks like that the 5th generation of mobile network will be beyond our imaginations as new generations want more network capacity and a high speed Internet service.
After 3G and 4G, 5G is the next generation of mobile communication technology and the aim is to provide more capacity, more energy-efficiency and more speed. The market analysts are already predicting that 5G will be completely different than anything that has seen or experienced before. 5GIC was founded by a host of telecom industry partners including Samsung, Vodafone, Fujitsu, Huawei, Aircom, BT, EE, BBC, Telefonica, Aeroflex and Rohde & Schwarz.
1Tbps over 5G – what you can expect?
At 1Tbps, it would be theoretically possible to download a file in about three seconds. You must be thinking that what’s special about this. The things is that it might be possible to download a file 100 times the size of a feature film. Now you can imagine the power of the technology as this speed is more than 65,000 times faster than normal 4G download speeds, as reported by BBC News.
This is of course a significant achievement by the team of researchers given that the tests were done in lab conditions. However, the application of the technology is real world conditions is yet to be seen as it may be difficult to maintain the same Internet speed. The achievement by the team brings communication technology one step closer to the future.
How 5G can change the world?
5G, the fifth generation of mobile network, could be a dramatic overhaul and a big step towards smart cities, smart homes, driver-less cars and the more important the ‘Internet of Things‘. That simply means that everything will be connected and you’ll be able to access them from a remote location.
5G will run faster, a lot faster and researchers believe that it is also possible that someday a wireless data connection will run at 800Gbps, again 100 times faster than 5G testing. Now we can say that nothing is impossible.
So, we’ll catch you back with more news….