Samsung engineer to head 6G vision group at ITU

Samsung Electronics said Choi Hyung-jin, a principal engineer at Samsung Research, was appointed as the chair of the 6G vision group at the International Telecommunication Union-Radiocommunication (ITU-R).
Samsung 6G leader Choi Hyung-jin
The 6G vision group will be establishing the 6G vision, focusing on defining key capabilities, researching technologies and creating timelines on the standardisation and commercialisation of 6G, Samsung said.

ITU-R is an international decision-making body that manages radiocommunication regulations with 193 member states. It also regulates global mobile telecommunication standards and provides guidance and a road map for next generation communication research and development (R&D).

Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, previously served as the chair of ITU-R’s 5G vision group.

Its R&D hub, Samsung Research, released its 6G White Paper last year to introduce its views on the next-generation communication solutions. The research unit founded Advanced Communications Research Center in 2019 to better study 6G networks.

ITU-R plans to complete its 6G vision by 2023 and develop technical requirements for 6G through industry standards organizations, such as the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). The technologies that pass ITU-R’s evaluation will be recognized as the global standards for 6G around 2030.