Jun 5th, 2019

5G is expected to represent the next-generation of mobile networks. We’ve already seen how impressive the tech is and the insanely fast speeds that we can (theoretically) get. Now, we imagine that 5G will not be the standard forever, like how 3G and 4G predated it, but the question is, what will 6G be bringing to the table?

At this point in time, it’s probably too early to tell, but it seems that Samsung wants to stay ahead of the competition and has confirmed that they are researching 6G. According to a Samsung official, they told the publication:

“The current team on telecommunications technology standards has been expanded to start leading research on the 6G network.”

Like we said, it’s too early to really guess what 6G will be able to offer that 5G can’t. At the moment, companies are still exploring the idea of 5G and how it can be used. Companies such as Verizon and Disney have announced initiatives to promote practical uses for 5G. Some companies are also exploring the idea of using 5G instead of WiFi due to the fact that WiFi is largely dependent on the reach of your router, which can result in dead spots.

Is Samsung getting ahead of themselves? Perhaps, but only time will be able to tell if their early research will pay off.

Source: The Korea Herald

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