LG successfully tests next-generation 6G THz network data transfer

LG officially announced that it has successfully tested the wireless transmission and reception of 6G terahertz (THz) data in the frequency range of 155 to 175 GHz, with an outdoor distance of up to 320 meters.

LG said the milestone, achieved on September 7 at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin, Germany, represents an important step in the commercialization of 6G THz in indoor and outdoor urban areas, as the reference coverage of urban cell sites is Outdoors about 250 meters. It's also a major leap from last August when LG proved it could transmit 6G THz data over a distance of 100 meters outdoors.

6G utilizing ultra-wideband UWB frequencies has a relatively short range and experiences power losses from the transmission to reception. To address these issues, LG, Fraunhofer HHI, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) have jointly developed a power amplifier that increases the transmission strength, and a receive LNA that improves the quality of the input signal.

Dr. Kim Byoung-hoon, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of LG said: "With the success of our latest demonstration, we are one step closer to achieving 6G speeds of 1TB per second in indoor and outdoor urban areas. LG will continue to work with research institutes Partnering with industry innovators to further strengthen their leadership in 6G technology. We expect 6G to be a major driver of future business and new user experiences.”

LG plans to announce the full results of its latest 6G communication test at the 6G Grand Summit in Seoul on September 23, and introduce an overview of the technology's development so far.

Discussions on the standardization of 6G networks are expected to begin around 2025, with the commercialization of the technology scheduled to begin in 2029. 6G will provide faster data transfer speeds, lower latency, and higher reliability than 5G wireless networks.

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