LG Achieves 6G Transmission Over 500 Metres in an Urban Area

September 29, 2023

Written by Caio Castro
CATEGORY: Exclusives

LG Electronics and LG U+ announced they have successfully transmitted and received 6G terahertz data at LG Sciencepark in Magok, Seoul. According to the company, the 500 metres (0.3 miles) data transfer is the longest distance recorded for a 6G transmission in an outdoor, urban area.

Last January, researchers at Northeastern University achieved a terahertz transmission over 2km (1.26 miles), though it was not in a densely populated perimeter.

LG said in a statement that the test conducted in mid-September verified the usability of the next generation of mobile connectivity in various “real-world” communication scenarios, including building-to-building, building-to-ground terminal and ground-to-ground terminals.

In October, the company will share its key achievements in future network technology development at the LG 6G Tech Festa, which LG U+ will co-host.

“We will continue to cooperate with research institutions and tech companies and conduct our own advanced R&D to dominate 6G standard technology and solidify our technological leadership in this important field,” said Dr Kim Byoung-hoon, CTO and executive vice president of LG Electronics.

Last year, the company sent and received 6G terahertz data wirelessly over 320 metres (0.2 miles) outdoors at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute in Berlin, Germany.

LG and Fraunhofer cooperated to develop core equipment for 6G transmission and reception, including a multi-channel power amplifier and a receiver low-noise amplifier, which helped optimise performance and improve output by more than 50 per cent.

In 2019, LG and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) established the LG Electronics-KAIST 6G Research Center.

Featured image by LG Electronics

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