South Korean technology conglomerate Samsung Electronics has unveiled the next-generation communications technology at its first Samsung 6G Forum, a May 13th official press release stated.
Following the theme “The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All,” the forum was divided into a morning and an afternoon session. Each session featured talks by industry experts specializing in next-generation communications technologies, plus a panel discussion.
The morning session was themed “6G Air Interface.” In this session, the University of Texas as Austin professor Jeffrey Andrews delivered a keynote speech titled “Deep Learning in the 6G Air Interface,” highlighting that deep learning will be a key technology enabling 6G, which can offer significant advances at various layers of the air interface.
Samsung Research America Senior Vice President Charlie Zhang, NTT DOCOMO SVP and General Manager Takehiro Nakamura, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. SVP also gave in-depth talks.
Then this was followed by the afternoon session under the theme, “Intelligent Network for 6G.” University of Oulu, Finland professor Tarik Taleb started the program with a keynote speech on 6G Networking.
He highlighted that artificial intelligence, network function virtualization, and software-defined networking, among others, brought huge benefits in reducing expenditures and operation costs, flexibility in deployment, and faster time to market, adding that 6G will likely enable a brand new breeze of cloud-native mobile networking.
Following this keynote address, Master at Samsung Electronics Seungjoo Maeng, Seoul National University professor Byonghyo Shim, and Southeast University, China professor Shi Jin delivered in-depth expert talks.
“We envision that 6G will provide ultimate experiences for humans and everything through the next level of hyper-connectivity, and this idea serves as the foundation of our 6G vision,” stated Sebastian Seung, President and Head of Samsung Research. “We believe that it is the right time to start preparing for 6G. Shaping 6G will require many years, as we have seen with previous generations, and will need lots of discussion and collaborations among players in industry and academia.”