University of Surrey claims 5G speeds of 1Tbps

Researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre claim to have achieved a data transfer speed of 1Tb – the equivalent of one million megabits per second.

The speed recorded in recent 5G tests far exceeds the 7.5Gb achieved by Samsung in 2014, when Samsung Set a 5G Speed Record at 7.5Gbps.

It is also much faster than the 10Gb to 50Gb speeds expected to be available via 5G mobile broadband technology by the end of the decade.

In the laboratory trial, mobile data was transferred over a short distance of 100 metres using transmitters and receivers.

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Professor Rahim Tafazolli, director of the 5G Innovation Centre at the university, told V3:

“We have developed 10 more breakthrough technologies and one of them means we can exceed 1Tbps wirelessly. This is the same capacity as fibre optics but we are doing it wirelessly.”

According to the University of Surrey, 5G will be “a holistic framework for all future communications needs” – one that needs to be flexible enough to evolve, adapt and grow.

It says 5G will be “fully focused on users and their needs, unlike previous mobile communication networks”.