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Mobile broadband researchers at the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre claim to have achieved a data transfer speed of 1Tb - the equivalent of one million megabits per second.

As reported by ISPreview.co.uk, the speed recorded in recent 5G tests far exceeds the 7.5Gb achieved by Samsung in 2014.

It is also much faster than the 10Gb to 50Gb speeds expected to be available via 5G mobile broadband technology by the end of the decade.

In the laboratory trial, mobile data was transferred over a short distance of 100 metres using transmitters and receivers.

Professor Rahim Tafazolli, who is leading the project at the 5G Innovation Centre, said the technique is independent of centre frequency, whether millimetre wave or below 6GHz.

"It is a new detector that works really well in environments where there is a lot of interference - i.e. dense cells and cells with lots of interfering antennas like massive MIMO [multiple-input and multiple-output]," he told the news provider.

"The indicated rate was measured in 100MHz of bandwidth."

According to the University of Surrey, 5G will be "a holistic framework for all future communications needs" - one that needs to be flexible enough to evolve, adapt and grow.

It says 5G will be "fully focused on users and their needs, unlike previous mobile communication networks".

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