LG is working to try to help develop the new generation of data transmission networks which promise to be much faster than the previous one.
LG reported that it successfully completed its first outdoor 6G technology tests. The South Korean company indicated that in the test they carried out they were able to transmit data at a distance of 320 meters using a sixth generation network.
The test was carried out at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin as part of the development of the new technology that LG has been working on. This is the first time that the company has achieved a goal like this, which represents a significant fact considering that it is a technology that is just taking its first steps.
It is necessary to remember that although 5G connectivity is currently being talked about constantly, it has not yet achieved the level of penetration that technologies such as 3G and 4G reached at the time.
“With the success of our latest demonstration, we are one step closer to achieving 6G speeds of 1 terabit (TB) per second in both indoor and outdoor urban areas,” said Kim Byoung-hoon, Vice President of LG.
The South Korean manufacturer added that the company’s plan is to continue cooperating with research institutes where it is swallowing technological advances such as 6G.
“LG will continue to cooperate with research institutes and industry innovators to further consolidate its leadership in 6G technology. We expect 6G to be a major driver of future business and new user experiences, and there is no place we would rather be than at the forefront of its development.”
LG is not the only company that is in a development phase of 6G technology. Other companies like Samsung and Huawei are also doing the same with their own development teams.
Aware of the importance that 6G will have in the future, in 2019 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted permits to various companies so that they could begin to investigate how to develop this technology.
An aspect that makes it difficult, at least for now, to start using this technology, which promises speeds up to 100 times faster than those that current 5G networks can offer.
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