5G is not available in many countries. And it will take a few years before this communication technology reaches every corner of the globe. However, until this happens, Samsung, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia and other big names are working on the next-generation of communication standard, namely 6G. It should support the data rate up to 1Tbps, which is 50 times faster than 20 Gbps of 5G networks. By the way, Samsung has already successfully demonstrated 6 Gbps data rate at a 15 meters distance indoors in June 2021, and 12 Gbps at a 30 meters distance indoors and 2.3 Gbps at a 120 meters distance outdoors the following year.
Samsung Electronics Co. released a white paper setting out the company’s vision to defend the global frequency band for 6G (next-generation communication technology). The white paper, titled “6G Spectrum Extending the Boundaries,” discusses ways to obtain the spectrum needed to realize the 6G vision set out in the company’s white paper published earlier in July 2020.
Sunghyun Choi, executive vice president and head of the Advanced Communications Research Center at Samsung Research, said, “We have started on our journey long ago to understand, develop and standardize the 6G communications technology. We are committed to taking the lead and sharing our findings to spread our vision to bring the next hyper-connected experience to every corner of life.”
6G will require spectrum with ultra-wideband contiguous bandwidths ranging from hundreds of MHz to tens of GHz to enable new services such as high-fidelity mobile holograms and truly immersive extended reality (XR), characterized by ultra-high-speed communications and massive amounts of data. The need for greater coverage is also increasing. To address these requirements, Samsung recommends considering all available frequency bands for 6G, from low frequencies below 1GHz, to mid frequencies in the 1-24GHz range, and high frequencies in the 24-300GHz range.
The 6G era will connect as many as 500 billion devices, including vehicles, appliances, and even buildings around us to this ultra-high-speed communication network.
Samsung Research defines the biggest changes in three dimensions: First, services such as truly immersive extended reality (XR), high-fidelity mobile holograms, and digital reproduction will become possible. Secondly, due to the implementation of artificial intelligence technology, the performance of telecommunication networks will be greatly improved. Finally, from the North Pole to the South Pole, from the ground to the sky, the connected experience for users will be available anytime, anywhere.
Samsung plans to present some of the 6G candidates it has been developing over the past three years at the company’s inaugural Samsung 6G Forum scheduled for May 13.