LG Makes 6G Progress in Terahertz Communications

Frequencies are higher, and so are data rates.

Each generation of wireless communications technology has triggered significant and important social and economic changes. The telegraph, the telephone, microwave relays and satellite medications all made distances effectively smaller and local operations national in scale. Wireless is done the same, with each generation of service offering more bandwidth and faster download speeds, enabling new services to develop by the thousands. 

But each new technology generates a demand for yet more bandwidth, and faster speeds, with less latency. Six G, the next wave of terahertz frequency data transfer, is the next wave. 6G is widely expected to be the critical enabling technology for widespread adoption of VR/AR, the Internet of Things and global scale cloud computing. LG has announced a milestone test of 6G transmission over 320 metres outdoors. The test used hardware developed by LG in association with the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. 

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