5G smartphones are becoming the norm these days and a phone without 5G support kind of raises eyebrows, but yet 5G connectivity isn’t the standard yet. While we are seeing the rollout of 5G networks, it isn’t quite as ubiquitous as we would like and we imagine it will probably be a couple of years before it becomes the new standard.
In the meantime, work on 6G has already begun and it seems to be progressing rather nicely, at least that’s what we think. This is because LG has announced what seems to be a new milestone in 6G development where they have managed to broadcast 6G at a brand new record distance of 100m.
No, you did not read that wrong, it is indeed 100m. To be fair, this was kind of to be expected at this stage of the development. This is because the problem with the THz frequencies that 6G will use is that their range is very limited and tend to lose a lot of power when passing through antennas.
An obvious solution to the problem would be to build more cellular towers, but that might not necessarily be feasible and not to mention costly, which is why LG is working with the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics to create a power amplifier that can better target and direct wireless signals such as this.
Do keep in mind that 6G will not be rolling out anytime soon and that by the time it does, it should be a lot more impressive, or at least that’s the hope.