LG Announced (opens in new tab) Successful testing of the company’s claimed 6G wireless data transmission technology could see wireless internet speeds in excess of 1 TBps. The demo, which took place at Fraunhofer’s Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, Germany, used the 155-175 GHz frequency range, which is much higher than the 24.25-52.6 GHz that makes up the upper end of the 5G spectrum.
The press release does not specify the actual speed achieved, but the data transmission took place over a distance of 320 meters, three times the 100-meter record set last August using similar technology. became. This distance is better than the urban cell coverage reference design, which places the base stations 250m apart. For comparison, 5G wavelengths have a range of about 1,000m and 4G can manage about 10 miles.
As learned with Wi-Fi (currently testing at 5Gbps) (opens in new tab)), the higher the transmitted frequency, the shorter the range, so signal amplification that is not decomposed into electronic noise is essential. and used a low-noise amplifier at the receiving end. These technologies are embedded in LG’s latest 6G module, designed for easy production in future manufacturing plants.
With 5G still not fully available outside major cities, it may seem premature to test its replacement. Also, he said, discussions on 6G standardization won’t start until 2025, with a commercial release expected around 2029. A lot of research in this area comes from China. Scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Osaka University in Japan announced in 2020 that they had created a chip capable of generating terahertz waves. Terahertz frequency band.
Dr. Kim Byoung-hoon, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Electronics, said: “LG will continue to work with research institutes and industry innovators to further strengthen its leadership in 6G technology. We expect 6G to be a major driver of future business and new user experiences. The places we want to go to are at the forefront of development.”