Have you tried downloading a movie on your phone? Let’s say a 2GB movie on a 3G enabled smartphone for that matter. You will definitely take forever to save the whole film on your downloads. A friend of mine tried to download an episode of the flash which is less than 1GB. I tell you what, it took this guy a whole day to get the film, which later turned out to be camera copy, well this is after he had exhausted his bundles. Anyway, the network was moody that day so he couldn’t get the whole thing at once.
A tech firm in the Diaspora called Finnish claims that they were able to break the 4G network speed record by achieving a 1.9 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) speed on a test network.
The super fast mobile internet service could download a Blu-ray film in 44 seconds, and according to Elisa, it used technology provided by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to deliver a mobile network speed that edged close to the 2Gbps threshold.
“We know there hasn’t been a speed this high announced by any other network.” said Elisa’s chief executive, Veli-Matti Mattila. “Although 5G technology is in the early stages, and soon we will see that tech piloted, with 4G working at faster and faster speeds, it also means coverage just yet.”
The firm is also planning to provide a much faster speed premium 1Gbps network in Finland which will be operational within the next two to three years. Other companies that have plans to start offering offer1 Gbps speed on 4G network is Vodafone Germany.
Last year, a story was done by BBC and it reported how Researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) managed one terabit per second (Tbps) which is many thousands of times faster than current data connections.