Whilst 5G is still being rolled out, companies are already working on 6G and now Samsung and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have demonstrated 6G.
The 6G Terahertz (THz) wireless communication prototype could offer an end to end 140Ghz wireless link and it could provide speed of terabits per second.
“Samsung has been at the forefront of technological innovation and standardization of 5G and 6G. As we shared in our 6G vision white paper last year, we believe new spectrum opportunities at the THz spectrum will become a driving force of 6G technology. This demonstration can be a major milestone in exploring the feasibility of using the THz spectrum for 6G wireless communications,” said Senior Vice President Sunghyun Choi, an IEEE Fellow and Head of the Advanced Communication Research Center at Samsung Research.
The THz band includes an enormous amount of available spectrum, which will enable wideband channels with tens of GHz-wide bandwidth. This could potentially provide a means to meet the 6G requirement of terabits per second data rate. The peak data rate can be 50 times faster than 5G and the over-the-air latency could potentially be reduced to one-tenth. These improvements will enable 6G hyper-connectivity services and ultimate multimedia experience, such as extended reality (XR), high-fidelity mobile hologram, etc.
You can find out more details about Samsung’s work with the University of California, Santa Barbara on 6G at the link below.