5G routers could download at speeds faster than many solid state drives' write speeds

5G routers could download at speeds faster than many solid state drives' write speeds

The Balong 5000 chipset can deliver theoretical maximum download speeds of 4.6Gbps on sub-6GHz bands, although its expected top speed on a live network should reach around 3.2Gbps.

At these speeds, a 1GB HD video clip can be downloaded in three seconds and 8K video can be streamed smoothly without lag.

Additionally, the chipset can deliver download speeds of up to 6.5Gbps on mmWave spectrum, easily outpacing current 4G connections by a factor of 10.

This peak download speed would result in a real download rate of 812.5MB/s, which is higher than the read and write speeds of many solid state drives.

In fact, at these speeds it is often the hardware or interface between components in your client device which limits download and upload rates.

For example, if you were to connect to a Huawei 5G CPE Pro router in your home over Wi-Fi 6, you could receive a download speed of 4.6Gbps.

However, if you tried to download a file at this speed – 575MB/s – to a typical 2.5-inch SATA SSD, your download rate would be limited by the write speed of the SSD, which is up to 520MB/s.

The speeds provided by Huawei’s Balong 5000 chipset and the 5G hardware are astounding, but they do require sufficient network capacity and coverage in your area, and the Internet server to send the data at this speed.

More info at https://mybroadband.co.za/news/wireless/297412-5g-routers-the-speeds-they-can-deliver.html including some of the new Huawei devices launched.

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