LG launches 6G Research & Development (R&D) plan


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Today, LG Electronics announced on that in order to lead the future market, the company has launched a 6G research and development program in addition to preparing for the upcoming 5G telecommunications network.

LG has launched a 6G research center within the Korean Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (KAIST Institute). The Korean Institute of Advanced Science and Technology is located in Daejeon Metropolitan City. It is a Korea Economic Development Technology Research Organization operated by the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). The LG 6G Research Center will be led by Cho Dong-ho, professor of Electrical Engineering at the Korean Institute of Science and Technology. LG and the Korea Advanced Institute of Technology will cooperate on new technologies linking 5G and 6G with the goal of gaining access to the 6G market faster than competitors.

“LG will strengthen its research in telecommunications network technology to lead the global standardization process for 6G networks,” said LG Chief Technology Officer Park Il-pyung. Cho Dong-ho, head of the LG 6G Research Center, said: “The step taken by LG and the Korea Institute of Advanced Technology to network technology for 10 years later is of great significance and will help prepare the future industry.”

LG is a leader in the commercialization of 4G LTE networks. According to data from market research firm TechIPM, from 2012 to 2016, LG acquired the largest number of patents for LTE and LTE-Advanced evolution technologies. LG Uplus is a telecommunications affiliate of LG Electronics. In 2011, it first launched 4G mobile services, leading the larger rivals SK Telecom and Korea Telecom.

On the 5G network, LG has been focusing on working with Qualcomm to research automotive communication technologies to develop cellular vehicle networking communication technology (C-V2X). Cellular car networking communication technology can provide data at the necessary speed according to the actual car driving environment. LG is the first company in the world to propose a global standard for 5G automotive telecommunications technology.

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