The performance took place at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, Germany, over a distance of 320 meters outdoors, and on frequency bands between 155 and 175 GHz. For comparison, the highest theoretical frequency range for 5G is 45.5-52.6 GHz, but that’s not even exploited yet. The 5G currently marketed in France is more in the 3.5 GHz band.
LG had already run a 6G test a year ago, again achieving speeds of 1 TBps, but over a more limited distance of 100 meters, still outdoors.
6G uses ultra-wideband frequencies, with a relatively short range. This means that it may experience power loss from transmit to receive. LG co-developed an amplifier to increase transmission power and a low-noise amplifier receiver to improve incoming signal quality.
” With the success of our latest demonstration, we are one step closer to achieving 6G speeds of one terabit per second in inner and outer urban areas. commented Dr. Kim Byoung-hoon, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of LG.