LG sets up 6G research centre at KAIST

LG Electronics and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have opened a 6G research centre to cooperate in the development of the next-generation wireless network.

LG Electronics and KAIST have opened a 6G research centre to 'lead in next-generation mobile telecommunications', the pair said.

The LG-Electronics-KAIST 6G Research Centre will be housed at Daejeon, which is home to the university's KAIST Institute research complex.

KAIST Institute was set up in 2006 and focuses on convergence research. LG Electronics said it will use the institute's personnel and infrastructure to preemptively secure technology for 6G.

"We want to secure core technologies for sixth generation wireless network ahead of time," the company said.

5G is yet to be commercialised but Asia already has its eyes on 6G as the competition heats up among them. China has said it will begin 6G research from 2020.

South Korea is planning to roll out 5G services for consumers in March.

LG is planning to unveil its first 5G phone at Mobile World Congress next month.

Samsung has said it will invest $22 billion in 5G and AI.

LG, along with compatriot Samsung, are leaders in 4G LTE patents, with both of them working to extend their dominance into 5G.

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