IMAGINE being able to download a full HD movie in less than three second, or back your entire computer up in less than a minute without the need for any cables.
Samsung has announced that it has made a breakthrough in Wi-Fi technology which will allow a 1GB file to be downloaded in less than three seconds.
“Samsung’s new technology removes the gap between theoretical and actual speeds, and exhibits actual speed that is more than 10 times faster than that of 2.4 Ghz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies,” the company said in a statement.
Samsung claims it is able to eliminate a problem where too many signals from different smartphones, tablets or computers cause interference, which hampers speed.
The company didn’t really say much about how the new technology works, but Samsung has said to expect the first devices with the new Wi-Fi standard to appear in 2015.
It’s worth noting though, that this new breakthrough doesn’t suddenly mean you will have faster internet, your internet service provider controls that. This simply means faster connections in your internal network between devices.
The technology itself also isn’t quite ready to replace your entire Wi-Fi network, with the range only around five metres. This means that at this stage it’s only really useful for sharing content between devices in the same room.