Do you know the holograms of Star Trek, and a thousand other science fiction films? Here, in 2028 they could begin to become a reality – and therefore yes, it will be up to wearing pants even during home video calls. Samsung in fact just today published a white paper (or white paper: you can find it at the link in SOURCE) to outline the corporate vision of the hyper-connected future that awaits us.
The common denominator is next generation networks, i.e. 6G. Exactly: 5G does not yet fully belong to the present, also due to the resistance it is encountering in some local communities – we know something about it here in Italy – but the big tech companies are forced to look ahead. To anticipate the speed with which certain progress will be made, and the latent potential that will open.
These are the words of Sunghyun Choi, Head of the Advances Communications Research Center of Samsung:
While the commercialization of 5G is still in its infancy, it is never too early to start preparing for 6G, since it typically takes about 10 years from the start of research to commercialization of a new generation of communication technology. . We have already started researching and developing 6G technologies based on the experience and skills we have accumulated by working on multiple generations of communication technologies, including 5G. In the future, we are committed to guiding 6G standardization in collaboration with various stakeholders in industrial, academic and governmental sectors.
6G, according to the Korean giant, will make the promise of 5G even more widespread and immersive, namely that of connecting every aspect of life. The title of the white paper, in this sense, speaks clearly: "The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All", a hyper-connected experience accessible to all. The future in 6G should begin, according to the company's estimates, in 2028, and become a consolidated mass reality by 2030. The users of this network will be humans, but also smart and connected devices, and it will be possible to think of innovative services such as an ever-richer Extended Reality, high-fidelity holograms and digital replicas.
6G networks will be capable of a speed of 1,000 Gbps, with an air latency of less than 100 microseconds: we are talking about performance 50 times higher than that of 5G as regards data speed, and all this with a tenth of the latency.
In order for 6G to fully express its potential, it will be necessary to remove the architectural limitations imposed by the current and limited computing capacity of mobile devices, as well as to work on integrating AI from the initial stages of technology development.
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