Samsung's 60GHz Wi-Fi technology will let you transfer 1GB movie in under three seconds

By Himanshu Arora ยท 23 replies
Oct 13, 2014
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  1. Samsung has developed 60GHz Wi-Fi technology that it claims bridges the gap between theoretical and actual Wi-Fi speeds. The technology touted 802.11ad will enable data transmission speeds of up to 4.6 gigabits per second (Gbps), or 575 megabytes (MB) per...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    Nice! This just about to max out USB 3.0 for the new WiFi dongles.
  3. It will also give you cancer in 1.5 seconds!
  4. Wow, really? Please tell me you posted that from a 56k dial-up modem because "phones lines are safer" or some such similar ridiculousness.
  5. Mr. McGibblets

    Mr. McGibblets TS Rookie

    Doesn't matter how fast it is if ISPs keep throttling data transmission speeds.
    Jad Chaar and MonsterZero like this.
  6. Yeah it would be awful to stream movies from a server, in my house, to all of my tablets and TV's in full 1080p HD with no hiccups because of the evil ISP's. just awful.
  7. Ben613

    Ben613 TS Rookie

    You know what they say:
    "Smart Meters
    Dumb People"
  8. Luay

    Luay TS Enthusiast Posts: 79   +13

    If he did, yes he would be safer.

    Plants and people have been shown to absorb the radio signals that wi-fi emits & scientists are divided over whether this is enough to cause damage to tissue. Researchers in Holland found that trees exposed to wireless radio signals suffered from damaged bark and dying leaves.

    There is little evidence, however, that wireless emissions pose any danger to human health. Wi-fi signals use very low intensity radio waves, 100,000 times less powerful than a microwave. So sitting in a wi-fi hotspot for a year would only expose you to the same dose of radio waves as making a 20-minute mobile phone call.

    So by making fun of someone who might have jokingly exaggerated the effects of wifi, you and the other guest made fools of yourselves by showing your utter ignorance of the existence of this important trade-off that Apple, Samsung and Co., and all consumers whether consciously or otherwise decided to do.

    So let us have this civil debate or you GTFO.
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  9. superfrosty

    superfrosty TS Rookie

    I agree. I wish I could run a server out of my house.
  10. Ronnie D.

    Ronnie D. TS Rookie

    I know RIGHT? Sounds like a germafoid who probably doesn't step on lines! But congrats to the devs for bridging this gap...hopefully this will go all out mainstream so all of us can enjoy faster WiFi regardless who our carrier is!
  11. 802.11ad is a common IEEE standard. Samsung is a co-developer of the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig). There are two competing standards for 60-GHz applications: Wireless HD and IEEE 802.11ad. The main purpose of 802.11ad is to enable data streams over short distances, such as movie streaming. It can deliver up to 7 Gbits/s in approximately 9 GHz of spectrum (in Europe) at 60 GHz using 64-QAM OFDM and beamforming techniques or 4.6 Gbits/s within a single channel (thus the lower power requirement). 802.11ad and 802.11ac (both commonly referred as VHT Wifi) are set to replace 802.11n.

  12. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 168   +45

    I think the one downside with these higher frequencies is they become more and more incapable of passing through walls and floors. The signal will just bounce off the surfaces.
  13. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436


    Distance and objects blocking the signal are still a major issue.
  14. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Evangelist Posts: 440   +223

    ISP's need to get with this new standard and stop shipping sub par equipment. I recently upgraded FiOS to 75/75 and the new router they sent was a friggen Wireless N router. I quickly daisy chained and disabled wireless to use an asus rt-ac56r router. What a difference......
  15. Will this be good for steam game streaming ?
    I cant get it to work now but its I had this speed I bet I could run everything on my living room sofa
  16. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah totally. We need gigabit internet speeds standard before this is useful. That is probably never going to happen though lol.
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Its not all about how fast you can get data from some server on the internet, if that was the case, why did we have gigabit routers many years ago, could have just stopped at 100Mbps or even 10Mbps. A lot of us have a lot of data at one location on our network that we want access to from another device.

    Yeah, that is a significant problem.. The article says they overcame that, although I'm skeptical. Trying to get 5.8Ghz without LOS is pretty poor.
    From the article:
  18. Actually it wouldn't because if you did a transfer on your network from your server, you wouldn't be using any internet to transfer it over the network.
  19. Ben613

    Ben613 TS Rookie

    Sorry, some of us are aware of the debate. You didn't mention specifically how he would be safer though. Anyone know the statistics regarding death by phone lines? :)
  20. Exactly! Also, I would think that the distance in general would be limited to probably feet (maybe even inches). So thanks, but no thanks?
  21. Actually with these kind of speeds you wont need an ISP. Just have files hand off through your neighbors to the other side. hahahaha. Hope the range is improved too. Like 40 miles.
  22. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    A dvd is at least 8 g, hi def movies can be 50 g, 4k movies can be over 100 g.
  23. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    DVD is somewhere between like 4 and 9 of mpeg2 typically. Bluray is bigger capacity and a different format but is typically h.264 (it can be others).

    My point is, you are increasing capacity and increasing video compression efficiency. So to just compare DVD to bluray to 4k on a file size is not appropriate.
  24. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Any word on power requirements? This is great for devices that are not run by batteries, but for me to think piratical it needs to be supported by at least one common wireless device and one hard wired device. For example a tablet and a TV, the tablet would need to be able to stream said HD content for the duration of the film without the batteries failing. Although fast, this will never replace the hard-lines in my home for two reasons, you just can't beat the latency and reliability of a hard-line or the security.

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