Samsung makes bold claim we'll have '6G' by 2028

This week has been a tumultuous one for Britain’s 5G network after the government decided it would scrap all Huawei equipment in the infrastructure by 2027.

But over in South Korea, they reckon it’ll only be another 12 months after that when ‘6G’ will start appearing.

That’s according to a white paper from Samsung, which predicts some very sci-fi stuff around the advent of 6G.

If 5G technology means you can download a full movie in a couple of seconds, 6G is apparently going to usher in a world of holograms and ‘truly immersive extended reality’ – whatever that means.

‘Samsung expects that the completion of the 6G standard and its earliest commercialization date could be as early as 2028, while mass commercialization may occur around 2030,’ the company explained in a press release.

‘Both humans and machines will be the main users of 6G, and 6G will be characterized by provision of advanced services such as truly immersive extended reality (XR), high-fidelity mobile hologram and digital replica.’

Samsung envisions 6G as being capable of a peak data rate of 1,000Gbps. For comparison, real-world download speeds on 4G pretty much top out at 100Mbps.

‘The architectural requirements of 6G include resolving the issues arising from the limited computation capability of mobile devices as well as implementing AI right from the initial phase of technology development and enabling the flexible integration of new network entities,’ Samsung explained.

If you’re interested, you can find Samsung’s full 6G white paper by clicking on this link.

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