The latest LG 6G data test achieved a new and remarkable achievement in the distance. The South Korean tech giant’s latest take on 6G was conducted over a distance of 320 meters successfully in outdoor conditions.
The test happened on September 7 at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. The event could be another latest milestone in the development of sixth-generation cellular technology.
Last year in August, LG demoed a similar test in Terahertz frequency but it was over 100 meters meaning that the latest test ushers in new possibilities for the next-gen mobile communication standard.
6G’s ultra-high broadband capacity mergers from its uses of ultra-wideband frequencies. But the higher frequency also means low coverage despite the multifold increase in capacity.
The latest LG 6G data test used a custom power amplifier to increase signal strength
To address the coverage shortcoming, LG and researchers from the institute employed a power amplifier to enhance the signal strength. The test also included a low-noise amplifier on the receiving side to boost signal quality.
“With the success of our latest demonstration, we are one step closer to realizing 6G speeds of 1 terabit (TB) per second in both indoor and outdoor urban areas,” said Dr. Kim Byoung-hoon, CTO and executive vice president of LG Electronics,
“LG will continue to cooperate with research institutes and industry innovators to further solidify its leadership in 6G technology. We expect 6G to be a major driver of future business and new user experiences, and there is no place we’d rather be than at the forefront of its development.”
The ongoing development and new milestones could really excite us but to witness the unreal broadband speeds, we need to wait quite a time. The first phase of trials of 6G is expected to arrive by 2030 at the minimum and its standardization could start in 2025.
But one thing is for sure, technology does not let up. With each year passing, more development and innovation looks more promising for the future of mobile broadband despite 5G only beginning to grow in coverage.