Communication technology provides the infrastructure needed to enable people and things (i.e., devices and places) to connect and interact with one another across physical and virtual spaces. It is the foundation of a smarter age in which AI and robots will become a standard part of our daily lives. Communication technology will continue to evolve fast to connect people with machines and things through a more and faster exchange of information.
Today, 5G technology is being applied to the core infrastructure of various industries and is used to support everything from high-quality communication services to smart factories, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, and a raft of other new services. In addition, ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, which can safely and accurately measure distances, is emerging as a next-generation connectivity technology that connects various devices and provides location-based services.
Communication technology, the foundation of the future society, is evolving to prepare for the future ahead of any other technologies. In response to the rapidly changing generational change of mobile communication technology every 10 years, significant countries around the globe have already launched 6G research and introduced it into fierce leadership competition.
Samsung Research will continue to focus on advanced communication research to strengthen 5G competitiveness, prepare core technologies for the 6G era in the 2030s, and lead global standards based on them.
Our vision is to combine the expertise in communication technology with Samsung Research’s SW and AI capabilities to strengthen 5G businesses and create new business opportunities in the 6G era by shaping the future of communication technology.
To strengthen 5G business competitiveness, we are researching advanced technologies that overcome technical limitations by combining SW capabilities and AI technologies. We are also developing location-based services through UWB technology development and standardization.
In addition, we will develop core technologies in preparation for the 6G era that will come in 10 years and lead the global standard based on them.
Samsung Research secures 5G-advanced core technologies to lead product innovation, new service development, and evolution of 5G radio and network technologies
We also research 6G technologies for the next decade, including cmWave eXtreme MIMO, advanced duplexing, native AI, communication-computing convergence, etc.
In addition, we develop and standardize UWB technology to create location-based service platforms.
The LTE technology used in many of our smartphones for voice/video calls or video
streaming is 4G.
In an era where 4G LTE is already an integral necessity in our lives, what is 5G? How will it change our lives? What can we expect from it?
[Blog] Compute Platform Considerations for 6G vRAN
Virtualised Radio Access Network (vRAN) is gaining significant traction in the telco world as 5G deployments are burgeoning by the day.
On September 1, 2023
Three Samsung Researchers Elected as Working Group Vice-Chairs of 3GPP
Samsung Electronics announced that three Samsung researchers have been elected vice-chairs in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the world’s largest telecommunications standard development organization. Following the appointment, the company now holds a total of seven officials in 3GPP — two chairs and five vice-chairs.
On August 23, 2023
[Blog] First Light of the AI/ML Empowered RAN in 3GPP
With the requirements to support the emerging applications, such as autonomous driving, remote medical services, factory automation, etc., the communication networks encounter the challenge of the increasingly stringent key performance indicators (KPIs) within the complex system design.
On August 16, 2023
[Blog] All Set for 6G!
June 2023, ITU-R Working Party (WP) 5D finalized the Framework Recommendation of IMT-2030 (a.k.a. 6G Vision, hereinafter 6G Framework). This will now undergo the approval process within the ITU, with the final publication within 2023.
On July 7, 2023
Samsung Researchers Elected as Chairs of the FiRa Consortium
Samsung Research is pleased to announce that several of our researchers were elected in the recently concluded FiRa Chair elections which allows Samsung to continuously lead the next generation Ultra-Wideband (UWB) standards.
On June 26, 2023
A Samsung Research Researcher Receives 5G Forum Achievement Award
Researcher HyoungJin Choi of the Advanced Communications Research Center at Samsung Research, received an achievement award from the 5G Forum, a leading organization for mobile telecommunication standardization in Korea.
On May 31, 2023
Two Researchers of Samsung Were Elected as Working Group Chairs of 3GPP, the World's Largest Mobile Communications Standard Development Organization
Samsung Electronics has announced that two researchers were elected chairs of two Working Groups in the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the world’s largest telecommunications standard development organization.
On May 26, 2023
[Blog] Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) and Factors Influencing Its Role in Future Networks
One of the key efforts in the 5G era is to tap into vast chunks of the spectrum at high-frequency bands and make them suitable for wireless mobile communication.
On May 11, 2023
Gary Xu of Samsung Research America Receives the IEEE ISSCC Outstanding Forum Speaker Award
Gary Xu, Vice President of Research at Samsung Research America’s Standards and Mobility Innovation team, was recently awarded with the 2022 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Outstanding Forum Speaker Award for his presentation titled “6G Communications: Vision and Challenges.”
On April 27, 2023
[Blog] A Beam Scheduling Scheme Based on Real-Time Traffic Distribution in 5G Millimeter-Wave Networks
In 5G Millimeter-Wave (mmWave) networks, Base Station(BS) uses lots of narrow beams for coverage. Due to the limited ability of hardware, BS is only able to select a few beams for scheduling per slot. In outfield scenarios, the moving User Equipments (UEs) and different kinds of traffic lead to dynamic and uneven traffic distribution in beams.
On March 16, 2023
[Blog] User Traffic based Adaptive Beam Codebook Management for mmWave Communication
Recently, the beam codebook based analog beamforming – is adopted in mm-Wave communication for the trade-off between complexity and performance, where the beam codebook is a matrix composed of a large number of beam weight vectors.
On March 15, 2023
Researcher at Samsung Research Receives the Minister of Science and ICT Award
In December, Hyukchoon Kwon, a researcher at Samsung Research’s Advanced Communication Research Center, was awarded by the Minister of Science and ICT (MSIT) to recognize his contributions to the development of national spectrum policy.
On January 19, 2023
[Blog] RAN-CN Convergence Towards the Next-Generation Networks
6G system is expected to be a platform providing hyper-connectivity to everyone and everything in the 2030’s. Along with continuous improvement of 5G services, new 6G services with various requirements are emerging, such as truly immersive extended reality, high-fidelity mobile hologram, collaborative robots, and digital replica.
On December 29, 2022
[Blog] Full Duplex Communication with Practical Self-Interference Cancellation Implementation
Full duplex (FD) communication is an enabling technology with simultaneous uplink and downlink transmission over the same spectrum, which could not only virtually double the spectrum but also shorten the latency of bi-directional communications.
On December 21, 2022
[Blog] Towards 6G AI: AI-based Non-linearity Compensator
Coverage is one of the most important metrics in wireless communication systems. In general, since the transmission power of user equipment (UE), e.g., smartphone, is much smaller than that of base station, uplink communication coverage is shorter than downlink communication coverage.
On December 8, 2022
[Blog] eSIM and the Latest eSIM V3.0 Release
The traditional removable SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card (hereafter 'SIM card') has played a fundamental role to securely store subscription data and credentials which are used to authenticate a device accessing the mobile network. SIM card is issued by a mobile carrier and an end user needs to insert the SIM card into a device to access the mobile carrier’s network.
On November 28, 2022
[Blog] Enabling Intelligent RAN Framework in O-RAN
The O-RAN Software Community (O-RAN SC)  is a collaborative effort between the O-RAN Alliance and the Linux Foundation to support the reference software implementation of the architectures and specifications created by the O-RAN Alliance Working Groups. Samsung Research has been steadily increasing its efforts within the O-RAN SC since 2019 by contributing to the Radio Intelligent Controller (RIC) and RICAPP projects 
On November 8, 2022
[Blog] CSA Releases Matter 1.0 Specification and SDK for Smart Home IoT Standardization
Suppose you’re considering purchasing a Smart Home product to add to your home. As a typical consumer, you may be wondering: “Is this a legitimate device or am I compromising my family’s digital (and maybe even physical) security by doing so?” Once you take it home, you try to add the device onto your current network based on, say, SmartThings.
On October 14, 2022
[Q&A] Speakers From SDC22 Share Insights on Samsung's Latest Updates
As it continues to innovate for users, Samsung Electronics is gearing up to present its latest developments at the Samsung Developer Conference 2022 (SDC22).
On October 13, 2022
SDC22 Keynote: Samsung Electronics Shares its Vision for the Homes and Devices of Tomorrow
This month in San Francisco, the 2022 Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) spotlighted some of Samsung’s best and brightest minds across tech, marketing and product fields, sharing a compelling vision of the future, showcasing the transformational technologies that will improve consumers’ daily lives and give users more time to focus on what matters most.
On October 13, 2022
Samsung Electronics announces a new 6G research group in the UK
Samsung Electronics announced today that a new research group, focussing on developing technologies for 6G networks and devices, will be established in the UK.
On October 11, 2022
[Blog] 5G MBS – Unleashing the Potential of Multicast and Broadcast Communication in 5G
We had Television and Radio for broadcast services, and we had Telephones for voice services, each offered on a separate purpose-built network. Then came Internet, giving rise to "on-demand" services.
On September 14, 2022
Samsung Researcher Elected to the Vice-Chair position of TSDSI Governing Council
Samsung Research today announced that Suresh Chitturi, Senior Director, Standards Research Group at Samsung R&D Institute India-Bangalore (SRI-B), has been elected as the Vice Chair of the 5th Governing Council (GC) of TSDSI, based on the results declared on Aug 12th.
On August 19, 2022
[Blog] Long Road to the IEC EMF Exposure Standards Publication
The story of millimeter wave (mmWave) in International Electromagnetic Commission (IEC) standardization originally began when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States announced the use of mmWave spectrum for 5G services in July 2016.
On July 22, 2022
[Blog] FiRa Consortium Releases Common Service & Management Layer and Physical Access Control System Specifications v1.0
FiRa Consortium (https://www.firaconsortium.org/) was founded in August 2019 with intent of establishing an ecosystem of devices and services that utilizes companies that support and implement Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) based ranging and location services.
On July 7, 2022
Samsung Researcher Elected as the Vice Chair of 3GPP SA6 Working Group
Samsung Research today announced that Basavaraj Pattan, a researcher at Samsung R&D Institute India-Bangalore (SRI-B), has been elected as the Vice Chair of 3GPP SA6 Working Group during the election that concluded on June 24, 2022.
On June 30, 2022
[Blog] A Journey with Stars
The mysterious allure of the night sky is always kindling the imagination of many &ndash; Luke Skywalker, Cybertron, E.T., Moonraker &ndash; just to name a few examples. Despite these imaginations, those shining stars high above the sky have been with us for years and years, among which are the youngest members &ndash; man-made satellites.
On June 28, 2022
It's the 'right time' to prepare for 6G, says Samsung
With 5G rollouts still very much underway but having made significant global progress, the industry is beginning to turn its attention to the development of 6G technology. In the slightly edited conversation with RCR Wireless News below, Dr. Sunghyun Choi, the senior VP and head of the Advanced Communications Research Center at Samsung Research, discusses the current state of 6G research, what the new technology will enable and what the roadmap for getting us there might look like.
On June 3, 2022
[Blog] Network Slicing – A Service-Oriented Network Architecture for Industry Verticals
As operators around the world roll out 5G technology, a fundamental change to network architectures has taken place: networks of today are more resilient, flexible and extensible. More and more industry verticals are being integrated with the 5G networks, and as this happens, there is one issue less to worry about – the fear of monolithic network and network-wide downtime!
On June 3, 2022
[Blog] Enabling mmWave Wireless Communications for High-Speed Railway
Rail transportation plays a more important role in our modern lives, not only due to the statistical data showing the fast-growing kilometers/miles of the bullet train or metropolitan subway systems globally, but also because people more like the comfortable commuting experience and the extra personal time for leisure and working than being absorbed in self-driving and traffic jam.
On June 3, 2022
Industry Experts Discuss the Present, Potential and Future of Next-Generation Communications Technologies at Samsung's First-Ever 6G Forum
On May 13, Samsung Electronics held its first Samsung 6G Forum under the theme of ‘The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All’. The forum, which was broadcast live, was split into two sessions, with the morning session themed ‘6G Air Interface’ and the afternoon session themed ‘Intelligent Network for 6G’.
On May 20, 2022
Samsung Electronics Unfolds the Next Generation Communications Technology at the First Samsung 6G Forum
Samsung Electronics Unfolds the Next Generation Communications Technology at the First Samsung 6G Forum
On May 13, 2022
[Samsung 6G Forum] Preparing for the Future of Next-Generation Communications Technologies : A Virtual Roundtable With Samsung Research's 6G Leaders
The next generation of communications technologies, 6G, is set to bring about an all-new era of connectivity. With connectivity speeds up to 1 Tbps (one trillion bits per second) data transmission rate, real-time conversations with people on the other side of the world via holograms, as well as connected networks that support our vehicles, robots and even home appliances, are no longer going to be mere visions of science-fiction once 6G is commercialized.
On May 9, 2022
Samsung Unveils 6G Spectrum White Paper and 6G Research Findings
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today released a white paper that lays out the Company’s vision for securing global frequency bands for 6G, the next generation communications technology. The paper, titled “6G Spectrum: Expanding the Frontier,” discusses ways to obtain the spectrum needed to achieve the company’s 6G vision introduced in a white paper released earlier in July 2020.
On May 8, 2022
[Blog] Role of Standards in AI for Wireless
We are living in the era of voice assistants who understand what we speak and chat-bots who engage us in textual conversations. In the areas like natural language processing and computer vision, AI has made great strides and the progress is visible in our daily lives.
On May 4, 2022
Samsung Is Elected to the Technical Oversight Committee of the O-RAN Open Source Project
At a recent online meeting, Samsung Electronics was elected as an official member of the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) for the O-RAN open source project, the top decision-making body of the O-RAN Software Community (SC).
On April 25, 2022
Samsung Electronics Hosts Its First-Ever 6G Forum To Explore the Next-Gen Communications Technologies
Company invites renowned academics and industry experts to the event in May Samsung Electronics today announced plans to host its first-ever Samsung 6G Forum scheduled for May 13, 2022. Online registration for the upcoming event begins today.
On April 13, 2022
[Blog] The telecommunication network evolution into cloud native architecture
The term cloud native is used to describe an architecture of applications that are designed to run on cloud environments and leverage their capabilities.
On February 10, 2022
Researcher at Samsung Research Wins Minister of Science and ICT Award
Last December, Researcher Taekhoon Kim from Samsung Research’s Advanced Communications Research Center was awarded by the Minister of Science and ICT for the achievements of the 5G standard activities at the 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) RAN WG4 (RAN4).
On January 18, 2022
[Blog] FiRa Consortium Makes Available Certification for Fine Ranging MAC and PHY
People should unlock their home door and office gate every day. Wouldn't it be much better if your Galaxy smartphone automatically unlocks and locks doors/gates by holding it? This convenience is coming soon from FiRa Consortium.
On December 20, 2021
Samsung Researcher named to Vice-Chair position of IEEE 802.15.4ab UWB Task Group
Samsung Research is pleased to announce that one of its researchers has been named as vice-chair to help lead the next-generation ultra-wideband (UWB) standards at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.15.
On December 20, 2021
Dr. Jin-Kyu Han, Vice President of Samsung Research, awarded with the Bronze Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit
Dr. Jin-Kyu Han, a Vice President of Samsung Research and head of the Standards Research Team, was awarded the Order of Industrial Service Merit, Bronze Tower. This order recognizes an individual’s outstanding meritorious services in the interest of developing Korean national industries. Dr. Han was recognized with this award for his contribution to global standardization.
On November 26, 2021
Samsung Research Researcher Receives IEC 1906 Award
On September 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) announced the 2021 IEC 1906 Award winners.
On November 9, 2021
[Blog] 5G Media Standards: Ultimate Communication beyond Media Streaming
Moving towards Immersive Media. The high data speed and the extremely low-delay connection of 5G enables various interactive immersive media services and this hyper-realistic media service is one of the killer services of 5G. Immersive media including AR (Augmented Reality) and MR/XR (Mixed Reality/eXtended Reality) provides a truly unique experience to our consumers in both their lifestyle and media consumption behaviour. From now, immersive media will be augmented into our real environments and new device types such as AR glasses will be at the forefront for consuming future media.
On November 8, 2021
[Blog] Towards 6G Security: Technology Trends, Threats, and Solutions
While we are witnessing the actively on-going deployment of 5G commercialization today, it is the very right time to start preparing for 6G, which will be a part of our lives in 2030 and beyond. To accelerate research for 6G, Samsung Research founded Advanced Communications Research Center back in 2019.
On October 22, 2021
Researcher as Samsung Research wins the 2021 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award.
Dr. Hyoungju Ji at Samsung Research's Advanced Communications Research Center (ACRC) has been recently announced with the 2021 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award Winners.
On October 7, 2021
[Blog] Digital Key Development Enables New Era of Security and Convenience
As you leave home, have you ever thought, "Oh, there is too much stuff in my pockets", or "have I forgotten my smartphone, car key, home key, wallet…?" Well, then this article will be interesting to you.
On October 5, 2021
Unlock a New Experience: Galaxy Users Can Now Use Secure Digital Key With the Genesis GV60
Unlock, lock, start your car and more from your smartphone with the revolutionary UWB technology
On September 30, 2021
[Blog] Mission Critical Services Standards: Advancing Critical Communications Across Industries
Mission Critical (MCX) services refer to broadband critical communications applications and the underlying infrastructure that supports public protection and disaster relief management.
On September 1, 2021
Samsung Researchers Elected as Vice-Chairs of 3GPP
Samsung Electronics announced that two Samsung researchers have been elected as the vice-chairs of two Working Groups at the respective 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project), during meetings held in August (August 16 to August 28).
On August 30, 2021
Samsung Researchers elected to lead UWB Technical Standards at FiRa Consortium
Samsung Research is pleased to announce that several of its’ researchers have been elected as chairs to lead the next-generation ultra-wideband (UWB) standards for two-year term at FiRa Consortium.
On July 7, 2021
[Blog] Looking back at 5G to build future 6G in ITU-R
What is the most critical element when you construct a building? Both land and a structural drawing would be the most important. If we are comparing mobile communications to buildings, spectrum is the land, and technical standards are the structural drawings.
On June 22, 2021
Samsung Electronics and University of California Santa Barbara Demonstrate 6G Terahertz Wireless Communication Prototype
Samsung Electronics today announced that the company demonstrated the 6G Terahertz (THz) wireless communication prototype in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
On June 16, 2021
[Blog] Open Source Kubernetes for the next level of network virtualization
We as Samsung Research have recently presented a research achievement as a global team work with Samsung R&D Institute Poland and Samsung Research America for improving the Kubernetes open source project into the next level of competency in IEEE INFOCOM 2021.
On May 27, 2021
[Blog] The ONAP Open Source Software community releases its 8th version, with significant contribution from Samsung
The Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP) is a comprehensive platform for real-time, policy-driven service orchestration and automation for networks and edge services.
On May 27, 2021
Jeongho Jeon (JJ) of Samsung Research America elected as Vice Chair of ATIS Next G Alliance Technology Working Group
Samsung Electronics today announced that Dr. Jeongho Jeon (JJ), engineering manager in the Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab in Samsung Research America, was elected as a Vice Chair of the Technology Working Group within the ATIS Next G Alliance for a two-year term.
On May 26, 2021
[Blog] The Era of 5G, and Standardization of Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields
Advent of mmWave 5G communications & regulations for human exposure
On May 24, 2021
SVP Charlie Zhang re-elected as Chair of the FiRa Consortium.
We are pleased to announce that in the recently concluded FiRa Board Officer elections, both Charlie Zhang (SVP of SRA, and SRA-SMI Lab Head) and Clint Chaplin (Sr. Principal Engineer in SRA-SMI) were re-elected. Charlie Zhang was re-elected as Chair of the Board for another term, and Clint was re-elected as Secretary.
On May 12, 2021
Samsung Researcher Elected as the Chair of 3GPP Radio Access Network Working Group 1
3GPP is a consortium of seven regional telecommunication standards organizations established in 1998 to develop a unified global standard for mobile telecommunications. RAN WG1, the largest working group within the project with more than 600 delegates, is responsible for the development of the physical layer specifications of the 3GPP radio access technology.
On May 12, 2021
[Tech IT Talk] Future with 6G and Communication Standards
On April 30, 2021
Samsung Researcher Elected to Board of 5GIA
Following elections during March, Dan Warren, Director of Advanced Network Research at Samsung R&D Institute United Kingdom (SRUK) has been appointed to the Board of the 5G Industry Association (5GIA).
On April 27, 2021
Samsung Researcher Elected as Vice Chair of ETSI's Multi-access Edge Computing Group
Samsung Electronics announces that Walter Featherstone, a Staff Engineer within Samsung Research, has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) Industry Specification Group (ISG) within ETSI following online elections. His position as Chair for the ISG’s Deployment and Ecosystem Development (DECODE) Working Group was reaffirmed earlier in the year.
On March 25, 2021
[Blog] SPECTRUM – THE INVISIBLE ENTITY WE CAN'T DO WITHOUT
How 5G & 6G Spectrum impacts technology, business and politics Raging Martians Invade Venus Using X-ray Guns! Don’t panic – it’s just a popular student mnemonic to remember the waves of the electromagnetic spectrum (Radiowaves, Microwaves, Infrared radiation, Visible light, Ultraviolet light, X-rays, Gamma rays) But, since high school, how many of us, even in the tech industries, have given it a thought?
On March 18, 2021
Samsung Researcher Named the Chair of ITU-R 6G Vision Group
Samsung Electronics today announced that Hyoungjin Choi, Principal Engineer at Samsung Research was appointed as the Chair of the Vision Group on IMT towards 2030 and beyond (6G) at the International Telecommunication Union – Radiocommunication (ITU-R) Working Party 5D, WP 5D Assembly, held online from March 1 to 12.
On March 16, 2021
Samsung Research Researcher Receives 3GPP Excellence Award
At the beginning of March 2021, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) announced the winners of the 3GPP Excellence Award for 2020. The 3GPP Excellence Award recognizes an individuals’ contribution to a 3GPP Working Group during the year.
On March 11, 2021
[Blog] mmWave 5G: Past, Present and Future
In April 2020, Samsung Networks announced it achieved the industry’s fastest 5G download speed of 8.5 Gbps across multiple devices . This modern engineering marvel is the culmination of a decade of research, standardization and industry collaboration on the emerging millimeter-wave (mmWave) 5G technology, where Samsung has been a leading voice from the very beginning.
On February 18, 2021
[Blog] 5G Edge Computing Opens the Era of the Next Version of the Internet
5G, Pandemic, and Metaverse in 2020 The year 2020 was the target year for introducing 5G technology, but it was also the year when the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus became a global pandemic. Because of the pandemic, the development of services and technologies supporting social interactions without face-to-face meetings accelerated.
On January 19, 2021
[Blog] 5G Application Standards: Enabling B2B Services
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), in Release 15 (2017) formally kicked off the much anticipated efforts on 5G standardization. With the emergence of Industry 4.0, and from the very beginning, 5G emphasizes capabilities beyond increased data rates and lower latency, and even advances typically expected by consumers with every new generation.
On December 21, 2020
[Blog] Paving the 5G road from concept to reality
Anyone who follows the latest development in the wireless industry sector should know about 5G. It is the culmination of years of innovations in wireless technology that allows blazing fast data transfer with ultra-high reliability and endless application possibilities. Some describe 5G as the cornerstone that will change the way we live and work in the near future
On November 27, 2020
Samsung Research Member Awarded with Ministerial Award in Science and ICT for Contribution to 5G Industry
Researcher PARK Yongho, a member of the Samsung Research Standards Research Team, was awarded a Ministerial Award at the 5G Vertical Summit 2020, an event supervised by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) of Korea.
On November 20, 2020
[Interview] Meet the Engineers Responsible for the Global Standardization of UWB
The world of today is an interconnected one. At a given moment, for instance, your smartphone might be connected to your laptop, your laptop to your TV, and your TV to a wireless speaker. Now, imagine a world without the technologies, like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, that make this kind of connectivity possible.
On November 6, 2020
[What's Next in Communications Technology?] ④ Defining the Boundaries of Communications
Communication is about sharing information with others. The evolutions of communications technology has enabled us to be more connected than ever before, meaning that information can be shared anytime and anywhere.
On August 9, 2020
[What's Next in Communications Technology?] ② Becoming the Global Leader in Next-Generation Communications Technologies
In order to distinguish between elements that differ distinctly from their previous iterations, we use the letter ‘G’, the first letter of the word ‘generation’. For example, we use ‘G’ to distinguish between the different generations of mobile communications technologies.
On July 21, 2020
[What's Next in Communications Technology?] ① Paving the Way for a New World of Experiences
Samsung Electronics was among the first to realize the commercialization of 5G. Now, the company is set to accelerate research for 6G with the vision of bringing the next generation of hyper-connected experiences to every corner of our lives in the future.
On July 14, 2020
Samsung's 6G White Paper Lays Out the Company's Vision for the Next Generation of Communications Technology
On July 14, Samsung released a white paper entitled “The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All.” outlining the company’s vision for the next generation communication system, namely 6G. The white paper covers various aspects related to 6G, including technical and societal megatrends, new services, requirements, candidate technologies and an expected timeline of standardization.
On July 14, 2020
Researcher at Samsung Research wins the 2020 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize
Dr. Byungju Lee at Samsung Research’s Advanced Communications Research Center has been recently awarded with the 2020 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize.
On May 29, 2020
Samsung's 5G Experts: 3GPP Excellence Award Winners
For the past decade, Samsung has been at the forefront of 5G, taking a concept and making it into a reality. Samsung owes its success to the dedication and technical ingenuity of its engineers who have pioneered the product development and standardization of the core technologies that enable 5G.
On May 14, 2020
Key Industry Players The ASSA ABLOY Group, HID, NXP, Samsung, Bosch, Sony, LitePoint and TTA Establish FiRa Consortium to Drive Seamless User Experiences Using Ultra-Wideband Technology
FiRa Consortium Ensures an Interoperable UWB Ecosystem Across Chipset, Device and Service Infrastructure Through Standards and Certifications
On August 1, 2019
Samsung R&D Institute India Researcher Receives 3GPP Excellence Award
Samsung Research (SR), the advanced research & development hub of the company’s SET (End-products) Business, today announced that Basavaraj Pattan, an engineer of Samsung R&D Institute India-Bangalore (SRI-B), has received the 2018 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Excellence Award.
On February 18, 2019
Mobile Industry Works Together to Deliver Complete 5G System Standard on Time
3GPP TSG #80 Plenary Meeting has approved the completion of the standalone (SA) Release 15 5G specifications. After the release of the 5G NR specifications for non-standalone (NSA) operation in Dec. 2017, another essential step of standardization of 5G has been successfully completed.
On June 14, 2018
Pioneer in 5G Standards, Part 2: A Hectic 27 Month Journey to Achieve Standardization
In April 2016, Samsung Electronics held the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in Busan, Korea which was an initiative that started the world’s first 5G wireless communication standardization via cooperation between 80 global telecommunication companies.
On May 29, 2018
Samsung Electronics Holds the Final Conference in Korea Completing 5G Standards for Commercialization
Samsung Electronics today announced that it hosts the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) working groups’ final meeting to complete the 5G mobile communication standards in Busan from May 21st to 25th.
On May 21, 2018
Pioneer in 5G Standards, Part 1: Finding the ‘Land of Opportunity’ in 5G Millimeter-Wave
Starting May 21, the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), an initiative uniting the world’s leading telecommunications standard development organizations, will convene in Busan, Korea to complete communication standards, vital for the commercialization of 5G wireless communications.
On May 21, 2018
Samsung Research Director Elected as New Chairman of 3GPP Working Group
Mr. Suresh Chitturi, Director for Standards at the Samsung Research Institute in Bangalore, was recently elected as new Chairman of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Service and System Aspect 6 (SA6) Working Group by acclamation in Sophia Antipolis, France.
On March 22, 2018
Samsung Research America Receives 3GPP Excellence Award
Samsung Research America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, today announced that a key member of its staff has received the 2017 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Excellence Award.
On March 13, 2018
Samsung Begins 5G Technology Standardization in Earnest by Hosting 3GPP RAN1 Meeting
To discuss 5G wireless communications technology standards, Samsung Electronics is hosting a 3GPP* RAN1** meeting for five days in Busan, Korea.
On April 12, 2016
The LTE technology used in many of our smartphones for voice/video calls or video streaming is 4G. In an era where 4G LTE is already an integral necessity in our lives, what is 5G? How will it change our lives? What can we expect from it?
Since the days of analog technology in the late 1970s, the mobile communication has been continuously evolving with each new generation enabling new services. In the early 2010s, when 4G LTE technologies were just hot off the press and commercial 4G services were about to take off, many organizations in academia and industry initiated research on next-generation breakthrough technologies with Samsung Electronics leading the pack with its own 5G research initiative in 2011.
In line with such research movement across the globe, ITU (International Telecommunication Union) held a World Radio Communication Assembly in October 2015 where they designated the official name of 5G as 'International Mobile Telecommunication (IMT)-2020' and published the technical vision of 5G. 5G mobile communication has three key components: (1) enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB); (2) Ultra Reliable & Low Latency Communications (URLLC); and (3) Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC).
According to ITU's definition, eMBB can be characterized by a peak download speed of 20 Gbps and a user-experienced download speed of at least 100 Mbps. For example, downloading a single 15 GB movie takes at least four minutes for 4G LTE (at the peak data rate of 500 Mbps), but only six seconds for 5G at the peak data rate of 20 Gbps. Some of the new applications that are expected to be serviced over 5G are HD videos, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR).
For support of URLLC, 5G is able to provide 99.999% reliability and 1 ms latency (1 ms is 1/1000th of a second). For example, in a 4G network, when an obstacle appears in front of a self-driving car moving at 100 km/h, a stop signal can be received only after the car has driven more than 1 m. The same distance can be reduced to 2.8 cm in a 5G network, drastically reducing the risk of vehicular accidents.
Besides the big jump in data rates and latency, 5G is expected to play a critical role as a platform for providing connectivity to various forms of IoT devices in homes and industries. 5G aims to enable connections for 1 million devices within an area of 1km2. Such connectivity on a massive scale, i.e., mMTC, is essential in order to accommodate an exponentially increasing number of IoT devices such as smart devices and sensors.
To accommodate the requirements as described above, a new spectrum range was assigned for 5G, which is broader and higher than 4G. The spectrum range includes not only low frequency bands below 6GHz (including 3.5 GHz), which are similar to the conventional 4G spectrum, but also the ultra-high frequency millimeter wave (mmWave) bands such as 28 GHz and 39 GHz which were never previously used for the purpose of mobile communications.
Following the commercialization of 5G technologies, both academia and industry are initiating research activities to shape the next-generation communication system, namely 6G. Considering the general trend of successive generations of communication systems introducing new services with more stringent requirements, it is reasonable to expect 6G to satisfy unprecedented requirements and expectations that 5G cannot meet.
We expect that 6G will provide ultimate experience for all through hyper-connectivity involving humans and everything. In our 6G white paper, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of various aspects including technical and societal trends, services, requirements, and candidate technologies.
XDD (Cross Division Duplex) is one of the key technologies that Samsung is proposing as part of Rel-18 NR (5G-Advanced) to address the coverage issue observed during the initial phase of 5G deployment. XDD provides improved coverage, capacity, and latency compared to conventional TDD. Instead of relying solely on orthogonal time resources for DL-UL separation as in TDD, XDD allows simultaneous DL-UL operation by using non-overlapping frequency resources within a carrier bandwidth.
This white paper provides a high level description of XDD concept, benefits, and implementation challenges. First, an overview of XDD including a comparison with conventional TDD and FDD is provided. Next, the implementation challenges of XDD especially at the base station to handle self-interference mitigation is provided. Furthermore, several features that we consider critical in realizing XDD in actual deployment scenarios are provided along with some performance results. Finally, Samsung’s view on XDD for the next phase of 5G (5G-Advanced) is provided.
Expanding the boundaries of what is possible in spectrum has been our passion at Samsung.
6G is facing a formidable challenge to be significantly greater than evolved 5G. To do this will require new spectrum from sub-1 GHz to sub-THz, in addition to the continued reuse of existing spectrum in the low, mid and high bands.
As a follow-up of our 6G white paper published in July 2020, we in this white paper explore how to enable 6G to be realized around 2030 from a spectrum’s perspective.