Samsung team up with KDDI to test 5G capabilities in Japan

Samsung, in collaboration with KDDI, announces it’s successful demonstration of 5G connectivity by working with the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) to deploy ultra-fast internet speed to students of Maehara Elementary School in Tokyo.

Said students utilize Samsung’s next-gen 5G technology with a 28GHz band to create and transmit 4k (Ultra HD) videos, by so doing, they verified the power of 5G in their area of testing. The demonstration also included a clear comparison between 5G enabled tablets and tablets with wifi connection to see the speed with which both technologies can download high-quality playback videos.

ATR provided the infrastructure which was held at the gym in Maehara Elementary School while KDDI was charged with assessing and designing the 5G areas used.

“We have been able to successfully demonstrate how 5G can reshape the future of education in Japan and beyond by building a live environment to showcase the concept,” said Yoshiaki Uchida, Member of the Board, Executive Vice President at KDDI. “Together with Samsung, our long-term partner in this space, we are delivering solutions that will enable innovative academic experiences in the classroom and support young people’s immersive learning for years to come.”

“5G will be the key to creating new user experiences that are more vivid and dynamic than ever before,” said Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue collaborating with partners like KDDI to establish many more exciting 5G use cases that improve people’s lives.”
Large files were transmitted successfully without interruption during the demonstration, which was held from the 21st of November till the 12th of December, 2018.

Samsung has also teased the upcoming Galaxy S10 family which will launch on the 20th of February 2019 with at least one of the S10 siblings rumored to feature 5G technology
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