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Experts explain the possibilities and expectations of 6G

On May 13, Samsung held the first Samsung 6G (S6GF) forum. The event, entitled “The Next Experience of Hyperconnection for All”, can be viewed at Samsung YouTube channel. Lectures and presentations were given by experts from academia and industry specializing in next-generation communication technologies. After the lectures and presentations, a debate took place.

“6G is expected to contribute to the maximum hypercommunication experience in the future”, said Sebastian Seung, president and head of Samsung Research[1]. “At Samsung, we are already preparing for this next step, although it will be years before the launch of 6G. Well-established collaboration between industry and scientists is important in this whole process. “

Morning session – 6G-Air interface
The morning session was on “6G-Air Interface”. During this session, Jeffrey Andrews, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, made a presentation entitled “Deep Learning in the 6G Air Interface”, emphasizing that deep learning (DL) will be a key technology for 6G.

After the introductory speech, Charlie Zhang, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Samsung Research America, Takehiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NTT DOCOMO, and John Smee, Senior Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., made reports related to the theme of the morning. .

Charlie Zhang, for example, gave a presentation on “The Evolution of Radio Technology Beyond 5G and 6G.” He explains that while 6G technology is still in its infancy, several new directions are emerging and gaining momentum, including support for new spectrum, such as the upper middle band in the 7th -24 GHz band and the terahertz (THz) range, new antenna technology. evolution of duplex technology and network topology, artificial intelligence (AI) as an integral part of protocol design, etc.

Takehiro Nakamura talked about the “Evolution of 5G and 6G” and will focus on finding methods and services for 5G and 6G. John Smith’s presentation was on “Developing Air Interface Innovation for 6G” and focused on cutting-edge research and development in wireless communications. They form the basis for unprecedented innovations that give 6G users new capabilities.

After the presentations, Zhuho Lee, a researcher at Samsung Research, moderated the discussion on 6G RAN technology. Sunhyun Choi, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of Samsung Research’s Advanced Communications Research Center, will share Samsung’s progress in 6G research with demonstration videos.

Lunch session – intelligent network for 6G
The second session was called “Intelligent Network for 6G”. Tariq Taleb, Professor at the University of Oulu, Finland, opened the session with a presentation entitled 6G Network – The Road to a New Vision for Services. He stressed that artificial intelligence, virtualization of network functions, software-defined network and boundary / cloud computing have brought significant benefits in terms of reduced operating costs and costs, deployment flexibility and market speed, and noted that 6G is likely to make this possible. . blow a new wind on the “cloud” mobile networks.

After the introductory speech, Seungjoo Maeng, Master of Samsung Electronics, Byonghyo Shim, Professor of Seoul National University, and Shi Jin, Professor of Southeast University, China, made presentations related to the topic of the day.

Sinju Maeng will discuss “Challenges in the use of AI / ML technology to improve the performance of mobile communication systems”, highlighting the problems of implementing AI and ML (machine learning) to improve the performance of wireless mobile communication systems and ways to solve them.

Byeong-chim Shim presented a report entitled “Detection of mobile devices using deep learning and beamforming for communication in mm and THz”, which outlined a new paradigm for controlling the communication of mmWave and THz waves based on DL. Professor Shi Jin presented a report entitled “CSI Feedback Based on Deep Learning in Massive MIMO Systems”, discussing issues and potential areas of research related to the implementation of CSI feedback in the future. wireless communication systems.

Finally, Samsung Research Executive Vice President Sunghyun Choi will moderate the discussion on network AI.

For more information on the Samsung Technology Forum, visit the Samsung Research website at research.samsung.com.

1Samsung Research, Samsung Electronics’ leading research and development center, is leading the future of technology development for the company’s Device eXperience (DX) division.