5G is not yet widely adopted, but there are those who are already thinking about what is coming later. And this is how LG researchers managed to complete a data transmission at 6G speed at a record distance of more than 100 meters in open space.
This record was achieved in conjunction with the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Institute in Germany and constitutes a milestone because, until now, 6G THz (terahertz) networks only allow short-range connections. At LG official site explain that one of the biggest challenges in the early advancements of 6G is the power required for a signal to remain stable at ultra-wideband frequencies.
For this experiment, that power was achieved with an amplifier jointly developed by LG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid Physics.
This advance is a small step in the work that various companies are doing towards a 6G future. However, the technology still has several years to go before it reaches end consumers; LG estimates that the rollout could begin in 2025, while Huawei hopes to have it ready by 2030.
6G technology will not only be up to 50 times faster than 5G, but will also reduce latency by up to 90 percent. Latency is precisely one of the great advances of 5G, since lower latency reduces response times and communication between two or more devices.
The 6G could also favor connections between equipment on Earth and satellite, according to Huawei. Although this seems far still and even more so when 5G is far from being standardized yet.