16 October 2014:Â 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.
â€œSamsungâ€™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,â€ 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 didnâ€™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.
Itâ€™s worth noting though, that this new breakthrough doesnâ€™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 isnâ€™t quite ready to replace your entire Wi-Fi network, with the range only around five metres. This means that at this stage itâ€™s only really useful for sharing content between devices in the same room.