In a report released this Wednesday, Samsung proposed its vision regarding mobile connectivity in the next 10 years. Instead of focusing on 5G, Samsung has taken one step ahead and is focused on 6G.
Apparently, the company sees the importance of laying the groundwork of the next-gen speeds of the future, as it mentioned in the report that “It is the right time to start preparing for 6G.”
In the list of the specific services that are predicted to act as the drivers for 6G, Samsung has mentioned high-fidelity mobile holographic displays and a combination of virtual, augmented, and mixed-reality applications.
It was further added in the report that there will be new advanced services in the era of 6G, which will require a huge amount of data processing in real-time, a super-fast data rate, and extremely low latency. In order to meet these requirements, several key benchmarks will need to be achieved, which include 6G providing much higher data rates than 5G and download speeds of at least 1000 Gbps. This required speed is nearly 50 times faster than what 5G is supposed to provide. In order to provide significant reductions in latency, the air latency will need to be less than 100ms, end-to-end latency must be less than 1ms, and extremely low delay jitter.
Other than performance targets, Samsung also pointed out that it aims to improve battery life and overall energy consumption of both devices and networks by at least 2 times. Once these requirements are met, less than 10ms user experienced latency will be achieved, which is the motion-to-photon latency requirement for XR services.
However, with all of these proposed ideas in relation to the future of 6G, there are no expectations of it coming into existence any time before a span of another 8 years at least. The company made this point clear as it mentioned in the report that the completion of the 6G standard and its earliest commercialization could become a reality only as early as 2028, followed by massive commercialization around 2030.