LG successfully tested 6G

The technology breakthrough was achieved by the company on Sept 7

by AFIQ HANIF / Pic source from www.lg.com

LG ELECTRONICS Inc have successfully tested the wireless transmission and reception of 6G terahertz (THz) data at a frequency range of 155 gigahertz (GHz) to 175GHz over a distance of 320m outdoors.

The 6G technology achieved on Sept 7 at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin, Germany, represents a significant step toward commercialising 6G THz in both indoor and outdoor urban areas since the reference cell coverage of base stations for urban macro cells is a distance of approximately 250m outdoors.

It is also a major jump from August last year when LG proved it could transfer 6G THz data over a distance of 100m outdoors.

“With the success of our latest demonstration, we are one step closer to realising 6G speeds of one terabit per second in both indoor and outdoor urban areas,” LG CTO and executive VP Dr Kim Byoung-hoon said in a statement.

He added that LG will continue to cooperate with research institutes and industry innovators to further solidify its leadership in 6G technology as they expect 6G to be a major driver of future business and new user experiences, and there is no place the company rather be than at the forefront of its development.

6G, which leverages ultra-wideband frequencies, has a relatively short range and can experience power loss from transmission to reception.

To solve these problems, LG, Fraunhofer HHI and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics have co-developed a power amplifier capable of increasing transmission strength and a receiver low-noise amplifier that improves incoming signal quality.

Compared to 5G wireless networks, 6G will deliver far better data transfer speeds with lower latency and higher reliability.

Global companies are racing to enter the 6G space given the key role it will play in enabling all kinds of innovations, from ultra-realistic mobile holograms to the next phase of Internet of Things and ambient computing, which will provide more adaptive, personalised experiences by organically connecting people, objects and spaces.