Experts explain the possibilities and expectations of 6G
Samsung held the very first Samsung 6G Forum (S6GF) on May 13. The event, whose theme was “The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All”, can be viewed on the Samsung YouTube channel. Lectures and presentations were given by experts from academia and industry specializing in next-generation communication technologies. The lectures and presentations were each followed by a debate.
“6G is expected to facilitate the ultimate hyperconnectivity experiences in the future,” said Sebastian Seung, President and Head of Samsung Research. “At Samsung, we are already preparing for this next step, although it will be years before 6G is rolled out. Good collaboration between industry and academia is essential in this whole process.”
Morning Session – 6G-Air Interface
The morning session was on the topic of “6G-Air Interface”. During this session, Jeffrey Andrews, professor at the University of Texas at Austin, gave a keynote titled “Deep Learning in the 6G Air Interface”, emphasizing that deep learning (DL) will be a key technology for 6G.
After the opening keynote, Charlie Zhang, Senior Vice President (SVP) at Samsung Research America, Takehiro Nakamura, SVP and General Manager at NTT DOCOMO, and John Smee, SVP of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. gave presentations related to the theme of the morning.
Charlie Zhang for example made a presentation on the ‘Radio Technology Evolution for Beyond 5G and 6G.’ He explains that while 6G technologies are still in their infancy, a few emerging directions are taking shape and gaining momentum, including support for new spectrum such as the upper midband in the 7 range. -24 GHz and the Terahertz (THz) band, new antenna technologies, evolution of duplex technology and network topology, artificial intelligence (AI) as an integral part of protocol design, etc
Takehiro Nakamura, spoke about ‘5G Evolution and 6G’, and would focus specifically on finding techniques and services for 5G and 6G. John Smee’s presentation was themed “Driving Air Interface Innovation Toward 6G”, and focused on cutting-edge research and development in wireless communications. They form the basis for unprecedented innovations that enable new experiences for users with 6G.
After the presentations, Juho Lee, Fellow at Samsung Research, moderated a discussion on 6G RAN technology. Next, Sunghyun Choi, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of Advanced Communications Research Center at Samsung Research, will share Samsung’s progress in 6G research with demonstration videos.
Afternoon session – An intelligent network for 6G
The afternoon session was themed “Intelligent Network for 6G’”. Tarik Taleb, professor at the University of Oulu, Finland, opened the session with a presentation entitled “6G Networking – The Journey Towards a Novel Vision of “Service of Services”. He will highlight that AI, Network Function Virtualization, Software-Defined Networking and Edge/Cloud computing have brought significant benefits in terms of reduced operational expenses and costs, flexibility in deployment and speed. to market, and mentioned that 6G will probably make it possible to blow a new wind on “cloud-native” mobile networking systems.
After the opening keynote, Seungjoo Maeng, Master at Samsung Electronics, Byonghyo Shim, Professor at Seoul National University, and Shi Jin, Professor at Southeast University, China, gave presentations related to the theme of the afternoon.
Seungjoo Maeng, would address “Challenges in Applying AI/ML Technology to Improve Performance of Mobile Communication Systems”, highlighting the challenges of implementing AI and ML (Machine Learning) to improve system performance wireless mobile communication and how to solve them.
Byonghyo Shim, presented a talk titled “Deep Learning-Aided Mobile Detection and Beamforming for mmWave and THz Communications” which outlines the new paradigm mmWave and THz wave communications control based on the DL. Professor Shi Jin presented a talk titled “Deep Learning-based CSI Feedback in Massive MIMO Systems”, discussing the challenges and potential research directions associated with implementing DL-based channel state information (CSI) feedback in future wireless communication systems.
Finally, Executive Vice President Sunghyun Choi of Samsung Research will moderate a discussion on Networked AI.
For more information on the “Samsung Tech Forum”, please visit the Samsung Research website at research.samsung.com.
1Samsung Research, which serves as Samsung Electronics’ advanced R&D center, leads the development of future technologies for the company’s Device eXperience (DX) division.