Samsung Electronics says it has developed the first LTE modem that complies with the latest 3GPP standards that were released in March.
Using Release 8 of the 3GPP, the LTE modem is a significant upgrade from the previous standard that was released in December 2008, the company says.
Branded the Kalmia, the modem has two receiving and transmitting antennas each (MIMO 2×2), supporting download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of 50 Mbps within the 20 MHz frequency bandwidth.
That means users of a mobile device equipped with the LTE chipset can download a high-definition movie file (800 MB) in one minute at speeds of 100 Mbps, while simultaneously streaming four high-definition movies with no buffering, according to Samsung.
Samsung also announced it has successfully developed a 3G baseband modem based on the Release 7 standard with an HSPA Evolution platform. The modem, branded the Broom, allows download speeds of up to 28 Mbps and upload speeds of 11.5 Mbps. The Release 7 is more than twice as fast as the Release 6 HSPA Service, which had a maximum download speed of 14.4 Mbps.