It has only been a short period of time since 5G began mass commercialisation across the world and Samsung is already looking into next generation communication system, namely 6G. They have released a white paper document that covers various aspects of 6G, like candidate technologies, new services, requirements, etc.
The document defines 3 categories of requirements for 6G services — performance, architectural and trustworthiness. Some of the performance examples that Samsung mentions are 1000 Gbps peak data rate and an air latency of less than 100 microseconds, which are magnitudes ahead of 5G.
Samsung also introduced examples of candidate technologies like the use of terahertz (THz) frequency band, novel antenna technologies, advanced duplex technologies, spectrum sharing, etc.
According to the paper, research into 6G is expected to be completed by 2028, with mass commercialisation expected as early as 2030. To check out Samsung’s 6G white paper click here.
Commenting on the 6G white paper, Sunghyun Choi, Head of the Advanced Communications Research Center said:
While 5G commercialisation 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 commercialisation 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 standardisation of 6G in collaboration with various stakeholders across industry, academia and government fields.