As Samsung Electronics puts a strong drive to commercialize 6th generation (6G) mobile communications, the battle for hegemony in the next-generation communications market has become more intense. We are challenging the longest distance 6G communication in the United States.
According to the industry on the 18th, Samsung Research America, which is in charge of prior technology research at Samsung Electronics, recently applied to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to use radio waves to evaluate next-generation cellular equipment.
Samsung announced that this experiment will use radio waves in the 12.7GHz-13.25GHz band within 1km of Texas. Previously, Samsung Electronics applied for radio wave permission for the 500m band in Texas, USA at the end of 2021 and conducted 6G experiments. The distance has doubled in two years. If the experiment is successful in the entire 1km section, it will break the world’s longest-distance 6G communication record.
Samsung Electronics announced the ‘6G White Paper’ declaring the development of 6G communication in July 2020 and began developing next-generation communication technology in earnest. Samsung Electronics’ expected commercialization of 6G services is around 2030. Global competitors, such as China’s Huawei, also see 2030 as a time when 6G communications will be possible. By this time, it is expected that communication speeds approaching 1 Tbps (terabits per second) will be possible. This is expected to be 10 to 50 times faster than the current 5G communication speed, capable of transferring 125GB of large data in just 1 second.
When 6G is introduced, communication delay time will be significantly reduced and sophisticated surgeries, such as brain surgery using ultra-high definition 3D images, will become possible. The speed of generative AI such as Chat GPT can also become faster.
Ten years after the 4G era first began under the name of LTE in 2010 and the commercialization of 5G in 2019, a new era of high-speed communication will begin again.
Electronics and network companies around the world, led by Samsung Electronics, are making large-scale investments to dominate the 6G market. Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Jae-yong also emphasized in 2021 that “communication is as important an infrastructure as vaccines,” and “we must prepare for 6G because it can be useful in times of need by investing preemptively.” Chairman Lee is continuing his global sales efforts by directly taking charge of the 5G and 6G network equipment business.
Competition among IT companies to dominate the 6G era is also accelerating. Along with Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics is a domestic company that is accelerating technology 토토사이트development. After succeeding in 6G wireless transmission and reception at a distance of 320m last year, the company also succeeded in a 500m distance experiment last month, a year later.
China’s ZTE has also been researching 6G communication technology since 2020, and is said to have completed testing of the 6G core technology concept prototype in November last year. Huawei is pushing for the commercialization of 5.5G and is trying to advance the 6G era. In fact, China’s 6G-related patents already account for the largest number in the world.
Another notable aspect of Samsung Electronics’ experiment this time is that the experiment was conducted at a frequency in the 12.7GHz-13.25GHz band. Compared to previous experiments conducted in high bands above 100 GHz, the frequency was significantly lowered. By using low-band frequencies, the efficiency limitations of high-band frequencies, which have short wavelengths and strong linearity, can be minimized.
Currently, the industry is discussing candidate bands for 6G frequencies, but it is a preemptive standard that has been proposed. In another document submitted to the FCC, Samsung also requested relaxation of related regulations, saying, “The 12.7 GHz band must be repurposed as a dedicated band for mobile communications.”