6G: LG triples the transmission distance and breaks its own record

We haven’t fully embraced 5G yet. That being said, companies like LG are already cooking up 6G, a standard that promises significantly higher data transfer speeds, with lower latency and increased reliability.

representation of 6G in the city

5G has met with mixed success. However, it brings its share of improvements: speeds far exceeding those of 4G, very short latency, high reliability and a large number of simultaneous connections per area covered. And even if all French telephone operators now offer offers on 5G mobile plans, this technology is still struggling to find its audience. LG Electronics doesn’t care about our reluctance. the South Korean company is already preparing the technology of the future, 6G.

LG announced on its site that the first tests of transmission and reception of 6G signals carried out on September 7 in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, had proven to be very conclusive. The company has succeeded in sending signals over the frequency range from 155 to 175 GHz over a distance of 320 metersbeating his own record set a year earlier.

Read also: Nokia announces the arrival of 6G on the market by 2030

Tests that confirm that 6G is already usable as it is

When we know that the range of a 4G antenna is 2 to 5 kilometers, while that of a 5G antenna from 150 meters to 8 kilometers (depending on the frequency band used), we understand that this standard is still in its infancy. Moreover, 6G does not yet seem to be on the agenda of the 3GPP, an organization made up of telecom players. It is unlikely to be seen in current smartphone models.

As things stand, the results of these tests are very satisfactory, since they demonstrate that the frequency band used is exploitable, in an urban context densely equipped with antennas and base stations. In the longer term, however, the objective is to use a band of frequency exceeding the Terahertz.

According to LG, 6G has a relatively short range and may experience power losses from transmit to receive. The South Korean giant has therefore developed with the HHI a power amplifier capable of increasing the transmission power, and a low noise reception amplifier which improves the quality of the incoming signal. We will have to wait until 2029 to take advantage of 6G and its benefits. We are then promised mobile holograms for all, a real Internet of Things and speeds fifty times faster.

Source: LG

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