07 June 2019
5G, the fifth generation cellular network technology isn’t mainstream yet. But, thanks to some proactive companies, this network has gone live at least in select countries. But it will take much time to span other regions and eventually get mature as well. Well, speaking about the proactive companies, Samsung is definitely thinking ahead of time. While it’s strengthening itself and making sure to become one of the dominant players in the 5G, it’s eyeing on the future as well.
A report coming from The Korea Herald states that Samsung Electronics has recently formed the Advanced Communications Research Center under Samsung Research where it will focus on development and standardization of 6G.
“The current team on telecommunications technology standards has been expanded to start leading research on the 6G network,” said a Samsung official according to one of the reports.
Well, in theory, this might seem to be too early but R&D takes time, of course, and researchers know they are targeting the next big generation. They would research on it and meanwhile observe 5G as well which would lead them to learn about the use cases of 6G networks.
According to the report, along with the 6G network, Samsung Research is in charge of conducting R&D on artificial intelligence and robotics.
Note that Samsung was the first to launch the 5G smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G and it has been promoting its 5G solutions as well. Samsung has also been very aggressively working with industry partners to bring this tech to more and more hands of the users. So, while it’s reaching out and expanding itself in 5G, it has started researching the next generation as well. And, this parallel study will help the company to know from the struggles of 5G and applying the solutions early on 6G.