On July 14, Samsung released a white paper “6G The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All” outlining the company’s vision for the next generation communication system. The white paper covers technical and societal mega-trends, new services, requirements, candidate technologies and an expected timeline of standardization.
To accelerate 6G research, Samsung Research, founded its Advanced Communications Research Center in May, last year.
Sunghyun Choi, Head of the Advanced Communications Research Center said, “While 5G commercialization is still in its initial stage, it’s never too early to start preparing for 6G because it typically takes around 10 years from the start of research to commercialization of a new generation of communications technology. We’ve already launched the research and development of 6G technologies by building upon the experience and ability we have accumulated from working on multiple generations of communications technology, including 5G. Going forward, we are committed to leading the standardization of 6G in collaboration with various stakeholders across industry, academia and government fields”.
In the white paper, Samsung expects that the completion of the 6G standard could be in 2028, while mass commercialization may occur around 2030. 6G will be characterized by advanced services such as truly immersive extended reality (XR), high-fidelity mobile hologram and digital replica.
The architectural requirements of 6G include resolving the issues arising from the limited computation capability of mobile devices, implementing AI from the initial phase of technology development and enabling the flexible integration of new network entities. Also addresses the security and privacy issues arising from the use of user data and AI technologies.
The white paper introduces technologies that could be essential for 6G. These include the use of:
- Terahertz (THz)Technologies
- Novel Antenna Technologies to enhance the coverage of high frequency band signals,
- Evolution of Duplex Technology
- Evolution of Network Topology
- spectrum sharing
- Comprehensive AI
- Split computing
- High-Precision Network
You can read more details here.