Samsung has announced that it has been working with Verizon and Qualcomm on improving 5G upload speeds. The companies say they have recently accomplished a breakthrough of reaching upload speeds of 711 Mbps in a lab trial using aggregated bands of mmWave spectrum. While it’s hard to imagine why you need such high upload speeds today, they could be necessary for tomorrow’s technologies.
Commenting on the achievement, Junehee Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics, said:
“In collaboration with Qualcomm and Verizon, we are excited to reach these ultra-fast uplink speeds, which will enable differentiated 5G experiences and deliver more immersive mobile services for all users. Samsung looks forward to harnessing the full potential of 5G through new breakthroughs that will bring truly transformative benefits to people around the world and across the enterprise landscape.”
According to Samsung, multi-gigabit speeds have already been achieved when it comes to download speeds but this is the fastest upload speed that these three companies have yet managed to pull off. Samsung said that at these speeds, a one-gigabyte video could be uploaded in just 10 seconds, this could increase the personal usage of cloud storage websites and it could help people work from home more easily.
While it's great to see the companies pushing ahead with upload speeds, it’ll be a while until you’ll experience these speeds in real life. Presumably, these in-lab tests will need to turn into real-world tests before hardware is eventually rolled out across mobile networks.