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Samsung, Qualcomm and Verizon claim to break the world record for 5G upload speeds

Some Samsung 5G solutions. (Source: Samsung)
Some Samsung 5G solutions. (Source: Samsung)
Verizon, Samsung and Qualcomm have collaborated on a project directed toward raising the limit for upload speeds over 5G. This was done using a combination of mmWave and other bands to produce a result estimated at over 700 megabits per second (Mb/s). This might reduce the time taken to upload 4K videos over the networks in question to just a few seconds.

Qualcomm, Verizon and Samsung have reported the results of their joint project to work on uplinks over 5G. They claim to have set a new world record in this respect, albeit over mmWave only. Nevertheless, the work might contribute to faster upload speeds for the users of the immediate future.

The partners' new top speeds were reportedly achieved on a reference device based on Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon X65 5G modem/RF system, using Single-User MIMO (SU-MIMO) and connected to a 28GHz Samsung Compact Macro, a commercial-grade piece of equipment that combines baseband, radio and a dense array of antennae, as well as this OEM's virtual RAN and virtual Core (vRAN and vCore) solutions.

The results were also recorded using Verizon's mmWave network. This kind of 5G is rated for high upload and download speeds, although it might also require a high density of towers per given area. The carrier's Senior Vice President of Technology Planning, Adam Koeppe, conceded that the company expanded its cell site count to over 17,000 by the end of 2020, and aims to add about 14,000 more throughout 2021.

Nevertheless, Verizon, Qualcomm and Samsung claim to have pushed upload speeds to a total of 711Mb/s during the experiment, rated to support the transfer of a 1GB video in just about 10 seconds. Therefore, this new breakthrough might help 5G's proponents achieve the potential often touted for the latest form of mobile connectivity.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-18 (Update: 2021-10-18)