Late last year, it looked as if Samsung Electronics India had shown up too late to join India’s 5G race. Not just that, it picked the wrong vehicle too.
To a roomful of technocrats in Delhi, Samsung showed how its 5G tech in Korea was able to handoff signals between two base stations in a train speeding at 190 km/hour.
Firstly, delivering 100 Mbps on a train wasn’t really India’s leading use case to upgrade from 4G to 5G. And more importantly, Samsung’s Chinese rivals had demoed 5G speeds in trains running 300-400 km/hour at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) meetings over the past year.