5G will enable to download 30 films in 1 second


London: Disgusted over the speed of the internet on your device? Here is a solution by the UK researchers for the tech savy generation. Downloading latest movies will now be an affair of just a second. Yes, this is not fluke. It is technology. The researchers have achieved the record-breaking speeds of one terabit per second during tests of 5G data connections.

Researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) have achieved this height which is thousand times faster than current data connections. At 1Tbps, it would be theoretically possible to download a file 100 times the size of a feature film in about three seconds.

The speed is more than 65,000 times faster than average 4G download speeds, ‘BBC News’ reported. Previously, Samsung Electronics has set 5G speed record at 7.5Gbps, which is less than 1 per cent of the Surrey team’s speed.

“We have developed 10 more breakthrough technologies and one of them means we can exceed 1Tbps wirelessly. This is the same capacity as fibreoptics but we are doing it wirelessly,” 5GIC director Professor Rahim Tafazolli said.

It remains to be seen whether it will be possible to replicate the speeds in real-world conditions but Tafazolli hopes to demonstrate the technology to the public in 2018.

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