Samsung researching the 6G technology

The 5G networks are not yet fully implemented worldwide. Samsung made some important steps in moving forward to 6G technology, although it is expected to be commercialized starting from 2028. We could have access to 6G tech starting with 2030.

Samsung named it the Next Generation of Communications Technology. The company released a white paper entitled “The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All.” It is outlining the vision for the next generation communication system, 6G.

Samsung’s vision for 6G is to bring the next hyper-connected experience to every corner of life. To accelerate research for 6G, Samsung Research, the advanced R&D hub within Samsung Electronics’ SET Business, founded its Advanced Communications Research Center in May of last year.

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6G technology vs 5G technology

5G vs 6G
6G Technology vs 5G Technology
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Samsung announced that the 6G services will go mainstream in 2030. 5G technology was implemented globally in April 2019. There is still enough time for it to show its utility in various areas.

Samsung promises that 6G technology will have 50 times the peak data rate of 5G and one-tenth the latency. The 6G will have a peak data rate of 1,000Gbps (gigabits per second). The latency is less than 100 microseconds (μs).

Architectural requirements for 6G include optimizing network design to overcome the limited computation capability of mobile devices. It focuses on enabling the flexible integration of new network entities. It is applying artificial intelligence (AI) right from the initial stage of development, Samsung said.

6G will also deliver important services. To name some, truly immersive extended reality, high-fidelity mobile hologram, and digital replicas, thanks to the 6G standard.

Sunghyun Choi, Senior Vice President and Head of the Advanced Communications Research Center at Samsung Research pointed out that it isn’t too early to start the initial phase for 6G. Even the 5G implementation is still in early stages, Samsung will begin the research on full scale starting with 2020.

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