The Samsung Forum is an opportunity to explore this technology and the benefits it will bring to communications.
Samsung Electronics hosts its first virtual Samsung 6G Forum (S6GF) on May 13. Under the theme “The next hyperconnected experience for everyone”, the event is divided into two live sessions through Samsung’s YouTube channel. Each session consists of talks with experts from academia and industry specializing in next-generation communications technologies, followed by a panel discussion.
“The 6G network will provide the best experiences for humans, all through the next level of hyper-connectivity, and this idea is the foundation of our 6G vision. We think the time is right to start preparing for 6G. Shaping it will take many years as we have seen with previous generations and will need a lot of collaboration between industry and academia,” said Sebastian Seung, president of Samsung Research..
6G air interface
Under the theme “6G Air Interface”, Jeffrey Andrews, Professor at the University of Texas (Austin), will give a speech entitled ‘Deep Learning in 6G Air Interface’, highlighting that Deep Learning (DL) will be a key technology that will enable the 6G network, which can provide important advances in many layers of the air interface.
Then Charlie Zhang, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Samsung Research America; Takehiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NTT DOCOMO, and John Smee, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, will deliver expert talks.
Charlie Zhang presents the ‘Evolution of radio technology beyond 5G and 6G’. He comments that while 6G technology is still in its infancy, some emerging directions are taking shape and momentum in both academia and industry, including support of new spectrum such as the upper mid-band in the 7-24GHz range and the Terahertz (THz) band, novel antenna technologies, the evolution of duplex technology and network topology, spectrum sharing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a native part of protocol design, etc.
Takehiro Nakamura talks about ‘5G and 6G Evolution’ and highlights research focused on technologies and services for the evolution of 5G, and that 6G is accelerating around the world. John Smee discusses ‘Driving Air Interface Innovation Towards 6G’, emphasizing advanced wireless research and development across multiple vectors that will bring disruptive innovations and push technology boundaries to enable new and enhanced user experiences with 6G.
Following the presentations, Juho Lee, a member of Samsung Research, leads a panel discussion on 6G RAN technology. Next, Sunghyun Choi, Executive Vice President (EVP) of the Advanced Communications Research Center at Samsung Research, shares the company’s progress in 6G research along with demonstration videos.
Smart network for 6G
Under the theme ‘Smart Grid for 6G’, Tarik Taleb, professor at the University of Oulu (Finland) begins with a speech on ‘6G Networks – the path towards a novel vision of “Service of services”’. Highlights that AI, network functions virtualization, software-defined networking, and Edge/Cloud computing have delivered significant benefits in terms of reduced operating costs and expenses, flexibility in deployment, and faster time to market, and mentions that 6G will likely enable a new set of cloud-native mobile networks.
After the speech, Seungjoo Maeng, a teacher from Samsung Electronics, Byonghyo Shim, a professor from Seoul National University, and Shi Jin, a professor from Southeast China University will make their presentations.
Seungjoo Maeng talks about ‘Challenges in applying AI/ML technology to perfect the performance of mobile communication systems’, highlighting the challenges in applying AI and ML (Machine Learning) to perfect the performance of wireless systems of mobile communication and how to solve them.
Byonghyo Shim gives a talk on ‘Deep Learning Assisted Mobile Sensing and Beamforming for mmWave and THz Communications’, introducing the new paradigm to control DL-based mmWave and THz communications. Shi Jin presents ‘Deep Learning-Based CSI Feedback in Massive MIMO Systems’, discussing the challenges and potential research directions associated with implementing DL-based CSI (Channel State Information) feedback in future wireless communication systems.
Following these presentations, Sunghyun Choi will lead a panel discussion on network AI.
For more information on ‘Samsung Tech Forum’, please visit research.samsung.com.
 Samsung Research, which acts as an advanced R&D center for Samsung Electronics, leads the development of future technologies for the company’s DX (Device eXperience) Division.