Would you like to download a movie in less than three seconds? That’s what you can theoretically do with Samsung’s new 60GHz Wi-Fi band. The new Wi-Fi band created by Samsung could support internet speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, that is super fast folks. But let’s not put the cart before the horse here. In order for these speeds to really work it takes more than just a lightning fast Wi-Fi band to accomplish the feat. You’ll need great hardware and an internet provider who’s giving you proper internet speeds.
“Unlike the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies, Samsung’s 802.11ad standard 60GHz Wi-Fi technology maintains maximum speeds by eliminating co-channel interference, regardless of the number of devices using the same network,” said the statement from Samsung.
Samsung wants to start rolling out the 60GHz band in its devices sometime in 2015 and hopefully there will be hardware that can utilize those speeds. While finding hardware to take advantage of the speeds is a concern, even more concerning is your ISP’s ability (or choice) to provide you with the service to take full advantage of it. Google Fiber comes to mind as one whose service might be an excellent real world testing ground for Samsung’s new 60GHz band.