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Samsung Research President Sebastian Seung speaks during the 6G Forum of Samsung Electronics. It took place on May 13 online. Photo courtesy of Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics holds 6G Forum

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics announced on May 13 that it had held a forum, which focuses on the sixth-generation technologies, online.

It marks the first 6G Forum of Samsung, which took place under the theme of “The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All.”

The event was divided into two sessions, which consisted of talks by experts from academia and industry specializing in next-generation communications technologies.

Panel discussions followed the talks in the two sessions.

In fact, Samsung Electronics has delved into next-generation communications technologies since the mid-2000s when the firm started the 4G Forum.

“We envision that 6G will provide ultimate experiences for humans and everything through the next level of hyper-connectivity, and this idea serves as the foundation of our 6G vision,” Samsung Research President Sebastian Seung said.

“We believe that it is the right time to start preparing for 6G. Shaping 6G will require many years, as we have seen with previous generations, and will need lots of discussion and collaborations among players in industry and academia.”

Samsung Electronics said that the morning session had been about the 6G air interface, of which Prof. Jeffrey Andrews at the University of Texas at Austin gave a keynote speech.

He highlighted that deep learning would be a key technology enabling 6G, which would be able to provide crucial advances at many layers of the air interface.

The afternoon session went under the theme of intelligent network for 6G where Prof. Tarik Taleb at the University of Oulu, Finland, gave a keynote speech.

The professor noted that 6G would likely enable a new breeze of cloud-native mobile networking.

Prof. Lee Ju-yong at KAIST said that 6G will be used not only for smartphones but also for Internet-of-things (IoT) technologies.

“When the 6G becomes mainstream, the mobile network used for more than network equipment and smartphones. Autonomous cars, robots, and home appliances would be integrated into them,” Lee said.

“Industry experts expect that in 2030, 60 times more people and things will be connected to the telecom network than the present.”

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