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5G Wireless is Coming Soon, Says Samsung President

5G Wireless is Coming Soon, Says Samsung President
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Samsung (SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC KRW5000 (OTC: SSNLF) North America President and CEO Gregory Lee said 5G wireless is coming soon to Samsung devices, with early tests of the networks hitting 10 Gbps speeds, according to a report on Business Insider.

The report said the 5G will be 8–10 times faster than the 12.3 Mbps average speed of today's fastest mobile network.

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At the Rutberg Future: Mobile 2016 conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Lee said the 5G will enable you to do things like:

  • "Download a movie in three seconds."
  • "Have every device in your home connected (including things like your fridge and other appliances)."
  • "Allow doctors to guide each other through a remote surgery procedure."
  • "Let a Jazz band play together remotely, creating real music in real time."

Business Insider, citing Lee, noted that the 5G should be compatible with current technologies, including 3G/4G and WiFi, thereby eliminating the need to upgrade every device in your house. But, Lee warns that users should buy a new phone.

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