Samsung Electronics demonstrates Wireless Broadband (WiBro) Hand-over technology at the Samsung 4G Forum 2005. Wireless Broadband (WiBro), a home-grown Korean standard closely related to the mobile WiMAX technology (IEEE 802.16e standard), is a wireless high-speed data communications service that is operational at speeds of up to 120 km per hour.
Hand-over technology is essential to the true mobile connectivity of the WiBro service. The technology allows devices to be connected seamlessly to internet servers or other networked devices while commuting or moving. This is a significant breakthrough given that the hand-over technology is one of the most difficult and critical technologies to develop and commercialize the service .
Samsung is the first company in the world to demonstrate hand-over technology that is based on the WiMAX IEEE 802.16e standard. Industry representatives attending the Samsung 4G Forum 2005 will experience the company's WiBro hand-over technology through a live demonstration. True mobile connectivity will be shown on a WiBro equipped bus that will travel at speeds of up to 60 km/h.
A live broadcast feed of the Forum will be displayed in the media center through WiBro technology, allowing the attending media to experience first-hand the stability and speed of WiBro connectivity.
Ki Tae Lee, president of Samsung's telecommunication network, expects Samsung to hasten the commercial use of the WiBro (Mobile WiMAX) technology. “This forum is very meaningful in that Samsung is the first in the industry to demonstrate the WiBro technology to industry experts and service operators . Samsung is an early adopter of the WiBro technology and we are proud to be presenting the results of our development through live demonstrations of this technology,” he stated.