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Samsung researcher to lead int'l body's 6G vision group

All News 10:21 March 16, 2021

SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its senior researcher will lead the 6G standardization and commercialization working group of an international radiocommunication body.

Choi Hyung-jin, a principal engineer at Samsung Research, was appointed as the chair of the 6G vision group at the International Telecommunication Union-Radiocommunication (ITU-R), according to the company.

The newly established group is in charge of establishing the 6G vision, which will include defining key capabilities, researching technologies and creating timelines on the standardization and commercialization of 6G, Samsung said.

ITU-R is an international decision-making body that manages radiocommunication regulations with 193 member states. It also regulates global mobile telecommunication standards and provides guidance and a road map for next generation communication research and development (R&D).

This photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. on March 16, 2021, shows Choi Hyung-jin, a principal engineer at Samsung Research who was elected as the chair of the 6G vision group at the recent International Telecommunication Union-Radiocommunication (ITU-R) meeting. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, previously served as the chair of ITU-R's 5G vision group.

Its R&D hub, Samsung Research, released its 6G White Paper last year to introduce its views on the next-generation communication solutions. The advanced research unit also founded Advanced Communications Research Center in 2019 to better study 6G networks.

ITU-R plans to complete its 6G vision by 2023 and develop technical requirements for 6G through industry standards organizations, such as the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). The technologies that pass ITU-R's evaluation will be recognized as the global standards for 6G around 2030.

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