Samsung develops 5G modem that meets standardSamsung Electronics said Wednesday it has developed the industry’s first fifth-generation (5G) network modem that fully complies with the latest third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards.
The Korean tech giant said its Exynos Modem 5100 delivers a maximum download speed of up to 2 gigabits per second (Gbps) under the 5G network’s sub-6-GHz settings, approximately 1.7 times faster than the previous 4G solution.
It also boasts 6Gbps speed in millimeter wave spectrum settings, indicating that it can download a 3.7GB full HD movie in five seconds.
The 3GPP is an international organization for standards of mobile communication. Samsung said the modem is compatible with the 3GPP Release 15, the most up-to-date specification for 5G New Radio standard.
“Samsung successfully conducted an over-the-air (OTA) 5G-NR data call test under a wireless environment utilizing a 5G base station and 5G end-user equipment prototype embedded with Exynos Modem 5100,” it said.