- The two organizations have joined forces to expedite the development of next-gen mobile technologies through the LG Electronics-KAIST 6G Research Center.
- The Research Center was inaugurated recently at KAIST INSTITUTE in Daejeon.
LG Electronics Inc. (LG), a renowned South Korean multinational electronics firm, has reportedly announced that it has teamed up with the nation’s state-run Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) to explore 6G network technologies.
Reports cite, the company, under its exploration efforts, has recently inaugurated a 6G research laboratory called the LG Electronics-KAIST 6G Research Center at the KAIST INSTITUTE in Daejeon, South Korea.
According to a report by The Korea Herald, the research center and LG would be carrying out joint projects on the new technologies that could connect 5G & 6G in an attempt to move into the global 6G market quicker than its competitors.
The Chief Technology Officer of LG Electronics, Park Il-pyung, reportedly attended the inauguration ceremony along with the Head of Next-Gen Standard Research at LG Electronics, Kim Byung-hoon as well as the Vice President of KAIST’s R&DB, Park Hee-kyung and the Head of KI, Lee Sang-yup.
The Professor of Electrical Engineering at KAIST & the Head of the LG 6G Research Lab, Cho Dong-ho stated that it is significant to commence with the development of a proprietary 6G communication technology to prepare for the upcoming decade ahead of other competitors.
Park Il-pyung stated that with the establishment of the innovative 6G research center, the company would be further strengthening the research efforts of the Next-gen mobile communication technology to drive global standardization as well as to obtain an opportunity to generate new businesses.
For the record, U.S. patent analyzer, TechIPm reports LG Electronics ranks No. 1 in 4G (LTE/LTE-A) patents from 2012 to 2016 for the fifth consecutive year. The company also proposed, for the first time, Cellular-V2X standard – a key technology used for autonomous driving.
According to reports, the financial details related to the matter have not been unveiled yet.