Samsung Electronics has launched a 6G mobile telecommunications research center to take the lead in development of next-generation mobile technologies.
Samsung Research, a research and development (R&D) organization of Samsung Electronics, has recently established the Next-Generation Communication Research Center. Thus far, Samsung Research's Standard Research Team has carried out research on 6G. However, the team was absorbed by the newly established center, which is the largest among Samsung Research’s units.
Samsung's Advanced Communications Research Center is based in southern Seoul.
The center will consist of the 6G Research Team, the Leading Solution Team, and the Standard Research Team.
“The current team on telecommunications technology standards has been expanded to start leading research on the 6G network,” said a Samsung official.
Along with the 6G network, Samsung Research is in charge of conducting R&D on artificial intelligence and robotics.
LG Electronics has already joined hands with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology to launch the LGE-KAIST 6G Research Center in January. The center is housed in the KAIST Institute at Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea.
6G is a next-generation communication technology expected to be commercialized after 2030. Although 6G has yet to be defined, it is expected to usher in the era of the “Ambient Internet of Environment (AIoE)” that goes beyond the internet of things (IoT) to connect all environments.
Though still in an embryonic stage, the upcoming 6G aims to integrate satellites for global coverage to provide far high data rates and faster Internet speeds than 5G, according to the International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology.