Samsung Electronics to test 6G in the US
In June 2019, Samsung upgraded its next-generation mobile communications research group to a research centre to start research and development on 6G core technology.
On 15 November, the company was granted a license by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the ability to utilise frequencies for 6G communication testing.
The company will use a laboratory in Texas to perform the tests, running them on a bandwidth of 133GHz to 148GHz.
Samsung has also dedicated research towards establishing a generation of communication research centres that will explore and expand 6G technology.
Samsung Electronics and the University of California Santa Barbara have previously successfully completed the demonstration of prototype 6G wireless communication system in June 2021. The prototype has a frequency of 140 GHz and a bandwidth of 2 GHz.
The upcoming experiments will be offered on the basis of data transmission at a distance of 15 metres along with a transmission speed of 6.2 GBPS.
Samsung predicts that 6G will deliver peak data rates 50 times faster than 5G. Sunghyan Choi, corporate senior vice president at Samsung Electronics said in a presentation at the Samsung Developer Conference that they “have already started 6G research with the commercialisation target around 2030.”
Machines will be the main users of 6G, with 500 billion expected to be connected by the commercialisation target: including vehicles, robots, and home appliances.
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