Samsung is paving the way to secure its leadership in the deployment of 6G technology.The South Korean company is committed to lead the standardization of 6G and is planning to collaborate with various stakeholders across industry, academia, and governments. Samsung aims to provide the peak data rate of 1,000 Gbps and a user experience data rate of 1 Gbps. 6G will be 50 times faster than the fifth generation, according to Cnet.com.
Sunghyun Choi, Head of the Advanced Communications Research Center at Samsung said, “It takes around 10 years from the start of research to commercialization of a new generation of communications technology. Therefore, it is not too early to start preparing for 6G,” according to Telecoms.com.
As for 5G, everyone is looking to secure its leadership position in the deployment of high-speed Internet connectivity. Korea was ranked the second leader in 5G connectivity according to “The Global Race to 5G” published by CTIA. However, it seems that the Korean Samsung is planning to be a leader in 6G deployment.
China and the United States telecommunications and technology war will not end. On November 7, 2019, the Chinese government officially launched a 6G Research and Development (R&D) programme. Experts estimated that the 6G technology would take more shape by 2030.
On the other hand, on February 21, 2019, President Donald Trump tweeted “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible”. On March 2019, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened the spectrum between 95 GHz and 3,000 GHz for experimental use and unlicensed applications. A serious move for the kick-off of 6G network deployments.
In May 19, 2020, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) called to promote the US leadership path for 6G. ATIS said that the journey for the next decade must start now and avowed that it is ready to collaborate with the American industry to achieve this goal.
Samsung predicts that standards would be ready in 2028. According to a report published by the company entitled “6G The next Hyper—Connected Experience for all”, the growth of advanced technologies- such as Artificial Intelligence and robotics- will usher shifts in the wireless communication. Truly immersive extended reality (XR), high-fidelity mobile hologram, and digital replica are the new services to be introduced through 6G hyper-connectivity.