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LG Electronics, in partnership with LG U+, successfully tested the wireless transmission and reception of 6G terahertz (THz) data across a 500-meter distance in LG Sciencepark in Magok, Seoul. This is the farthest distance recorded in any 6G test conducted in an outdoor, metropolitan setting to date.

This accomplishment follows LG's prior breakthrough in 2022, when the company wirelessly transmitted and received 6G THz data over a distance of 320 meters outside at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute in Berlin, Germany. The collaboration with Fraunhofer resulted in the creation of core equipment for 6G transmission and reception, which improved performance by more than 50%.

The recent test has verified 6G’s usefulness in numerous real-world communication scenarios, including building-to-building, building-to-ground terminal and ground-to-ground terminal communications, paving the way for the commercialization of 6G THz communications.

The evolution from 5G to 6G promises significantly improved data rates, ultra-low latency, high-reliability data transfer and communication integration with artificial intelligence (AI) and sensor technologies. LG sees superior 6G capabilities as critical for future companies such as autonomous driving and mobility solutions, the metaverse, smart homes and smart factories.

“We will continue to cooperate with research institutions and tech companies and conduct our own advanced R&D to dominate 6G standard technology and solidify our technological leadership in this important field,” said Dr. Kim Byoung-hoon, CTO and executive vice president of LG Electronics.

While discussions on 6G network standardization are expected to begin in 2025, with commercialization scheduled for 2029, LG's consistent investment in R&D, strategic partnerships and successful technology demonstrations positions the company as a leader in the global transition to 6G.

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