6G network testing announced
In most countries of the world, 5G technology is still in its infancy, and technology companies are already starting the first tests of the 6G network. The pioneers are Koreans and Chinese. LG is preparing for the official premiere of the first 6G test network.
LG has announced that it will present the capabilities of the new 6G technology at the Korean Science and Technology Exhibition in 2021. Together with the German Fraunhofer Research Institute, the company has developed a special amplifier with which data can be transmitted in a new network standard.
The first experiments showed that data can be received and transmitted over a distance of more than 100 meters in the frequency range from 100 GHz to 10 THz. The data transfer rate was 1 Tb/s. This is a huge improvement in transmission quality compared to the 5G network. We remind you that currently, in most cases, the transmission speed is about 1 Gbit/s, so in the case of 6G we have a 1000-fold increase in bandwidth.
LG engineers explain that this is actually just the beginning of the development of the 6G network. As mentioned earlier, the 5G network is currently being developed, and the commercial introduction of 6G should take place in the late 20s. Thanks to the 6G network, we no longer have to worry that the movie with 8K or 16K quality at 60 FPS that we watch on the Internet will freeze or we will have to wait endlessly to download it to a mobile device.
Almost 43,000 patent applications related to the development of the 6G network have been filed worldwide. Suffice it to say that 35% of them appeared only in China.