Samsung 6G Technology Testing
Samsung Electronics, a pioneer in the technology industry, has recently announced its foray into the realm of 6G technology. The company has undertaken ambitious testing in the 12.7GHz-13.25GHz frequency band, right in the vicinity of Plano, Texas. This strategic move is aimed at evaluating the potential of next-generation cellular devices, taking wireless connectivity to unprecedented levels.
To make this venture possible, Samsung Electronics has applied for a radio frequency license from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The proposed tests will utilize a prototype base station along with up to 32 mobile radios. In its FCC filings, Samsung has made it clear that it envisions the 12.7GHz-13.25GHz band as crucial for 6G technology.
The preliminary findings from these tests reveal a remarkable surge in spectrum demand, primarily driven by 6G applications such as Extended Reality (XR), holographic communications, and joint communications and sensing. Additionally, the new technology promises to outperform 5G in various aspects, including peak data rates, latency, traffic density, connection density, mobility, spectrum efficiency, and positioning capabilities.
This isn’t Samsung’s first foray into 6G exploration. In 2021, the company applied for a radio frequency license, covering a 500-meter radius in Texas, laying the foundation for its 6G endeavors. Subsequently, in November of the same year, Samsung Electronics initiated a 6G project trial.
Samsung Electronics had previously set out its vision for 6G technology in a white paper released in July 2020. Their ambition is clear – to bring the next super-connected experience to every facet of life. As per their estimates, 6G communications may become commercially available around 2030. With these exciting developments, Samsung Electronics is at the forefront of shaping the future of wireless connectivity and ushering in a new era of technology innovation.