Samsung Researcher Named the Chair of ITU-R 6G Vision Group

Korea on March 16, 2021
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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.


The 6G Vision Group was newly launched at the recent ITU-R meeting. The group is in charge of establishing the 6G Vision, which includes defining the key capabilities, working on technology development, and creating timelines on standardization and commercialization of 6G.


At ITU-R, Samsung Electronics has been recognized for its advanced technology and its contribution to the standardization of 5G as the Chair of 5G Vision. Samsung will continue to show its leadership within the ITU-R’s 6G standardization efforts.


Samsung Research, the company’s advanced R&D hub that leads the development of future technologies for its SET (consumer product) Business, covers various aspects related to 6G research as stated in its 6G White Paper. These include technical and societal megatrends, new services, requirements, candidate technologies and an expected timeline of standardization. To accelerate research for 6G, Samsung Research also founded its Advanced Communications Research Center in 2019.


“Samsung has been leading global efforts regarding 6G through our activities, including publishing the 6G White Paper in July 2020,” said Sebastian Seung, President and Head of Samsung Research. “We plan to continue our active participation and contribute to the development of standards for the ITU-R 6G Vision as well as the 3GPP technical specification.”


ITU-R is an international decision-making body that is in charge of radiocommunication regulations with 193 member states. It also manages global mobile telecommunication standards and has provided guidance and roadmap for next generation communication R&D by defining the vision for next generation mobile telecommunication, such as 4G and 5G. Starting with completing the 6G Vision by 2023, ITU-R plans to develop technical requirements and recommendations for 6G through industry standards organizations such as 3GPP. Out of those candidate technologies for 6G, the technologies that pass ITU-R’s evaluation will be approved as the global standards for 6G around 2030.

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