With half of the world still grappling to make 5G available for the common man, Samsung is already making plans to commercially launch the next generation of networking as soon as 2028. The company claims that 6G will go mainstream by 2030.
Earlier today, Samsung published a white paper titled “The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All.” This paper outlines the company’s plans regarding 6G networking and mentions all the requirements, technical and societal megatrends, services, and candidate technologies. It also details the expected timeline of standardization for 6G.
While 5G commercialization is still in its initial stage, it’s never too early to start preparing for 6G because it typically takes around ten years from the start of research to commercialization of a new generation of communications technology.
According to Sunghyun Choi, Head of the Advanced Communications Research Center, the Korean tech giant has already launched research and development of 6G technologies.
It took 15 years to jump from 2G to 3G. However, post-3G, 5G development took only eight years. Hence, Samsung plans to accelerate the process even further with 6G. The paper states that Samsung is expecting a peak data rate of 1,000 gigabits per second with air latency lower than 100 microseconds and 50 times the peak data rate of 5G.
However, this will require various optimizations to improve network design and overcome the limitations of mobile devices. Thus, 6G is still only theoretically possible. Nothing can be done about it before 5G becomes mainstream, and that won’t happen anytime soon.
Source: Samsung News