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Samsung Electronics conducts a 6G test

Researchers at Samsung Research demonstrate terahertz communications at a Samsung Research America lab. [SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS]

Researchers at Samsung Research demonstrate terahertz communications at a Samsung Research America lab. [SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS]

 
Samsung Electronics conducted a 6G test with the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Korean company announced Wednesday.
 
In the test, phased array transmitter and receiver units placed 16 meters apart achieved 6.2-gigabit-per-second transmission speeds over the 140 gigahertz frequency band.    
 
Transmissions utilizing terahertz (THz) waves – the spectrum between 100 gigahertz and 10 terahertz – can achieve peak rates 50 times faster than 5G.
 
“Samsung has been at the forefront of technological innovation and standardization of 5G and 6G,” said Senior Vice President Choi Sung-hyun, who heads the Advanced Communication Research Center at Samsung Research.  
 
“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,” he said.  
 
Samsung released a 6G white paper that set the goal of commercializing the next-generation network by 2028.  
 
BY PARK EUN-JEE [park.eunjee@joongang.co.kr]
 
 
 
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