Samsung and Anritsu claim 1.2 Gbps with 6 carrier aggregation

  • Samsung and Anritsu claim 1.2 Gbps with 6 carrier aggregation

Samsung and Anritsu claim 1.2 Gbps with 6 carrier aggregation

Samsung's 6CA modem technology showed a download speed of up to 1.2Gbps (Cat.18), an improvement of 20% compared to current technology, according to the results of measurement made by equipment made by Japanese company Anritsu specializing in communications instruments. To get such speeds, mobile operators allow the chips to grab multiple LTE frequencies, like 800Mhz and 1.8GHz, and combine them. It will also result in smoother video calls and live broadcasting.

Other benefits of the new modem include more stable data transfers, 4X4 Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output, and the ability to aggregate licensed and unlicensed network spectrum from network carriers. Earlier this year, Samsung presented the its Cat.16 LTE modem with 1 Gigabit (Gb) downlink speed and the first 5CA support in the Samsung Exynos 9 Series (8895) SoC that is integrated into the Galaxy S8 series.

Samsung plans to apply the technology in its mobile processors before the year is up.

The tech industry is in a constant state of pushing devices to do more faster, and Samsung has announced the latest in its efforts to speed up future smartphones, with a high probability of including the Galaxy S9.

Samsung on Monday announced that its next-generation mobile processors will support 6CA (carrier aggregation) LTE modem technology.

Of course, if you're in the United States, you'll still most likely be getting the Qualcomm versions of Samsung's handsets, but that's OK.

Speaking at the event was Woonhaing Hur, Vice President of System LSI Protocol Development at Samsung Electronics, who said an increase in high-quality online content services has led to a demand for high-performance LTE modems. However, Sprint recently promised four carrier aggregation and achieved 330 Mbps on a single channel via "massive MIMO" trials with Samsung.