MediaTek released its “6G Vision White Paper” which detailed, how 6G standardization will accelerate digital transformation globally. This white paper alongside 6G standardization, reveals timeline for 6G rollouts, the key drivers of 6G innovation and practical considerations for the implementation of 6G. The white paper also articulates the opportunities and challenges with 6G mobile performance enhancement, network architecture design, spectrum resource usage efficiency, communication and computing integration and energy efficiency.
In a statement by MingXi Fan, MediaTek’s deputy general manager of Communication System Design, said, “MediaTek’s vision is that 6G will enable intelligent connectivity with ubiquitous and transformational user experiences globally. With an AI-driven, wireless-compute cross-domain integrated and hyper-optimized communication system, 6G will provide truly user(demand)-centered, immersive and energy-efficient connectivity from dense urban areas to enterprises to even very remote regions. By focusing on the SOC design principles – simplexity, optimization and convergence – MediaTek will work with industry partners to make this vision for 6G a reality.”
MediaTek white paper lists the following new-generation mobile communication features:
- New killer applications that require new performance. These include extreme holographic and haptic interactions, digital avatars, and advanced long-distance engagement communications for consumer and industrial grades.
- 10 to 100 times the data transfer rate of 5G networks, supporting low latency, QoS.
- In the additional frequency bands of 7-24GHz and Sub-TGHz, the total available bandwidth of more than 50GHz is provided. The new RF will help applications with extremely high bandwidth requirements, but will also place extremely high demands on RF penetration and coverage.
- The network density deployment ushered in innovative technologies to increase the capacity of the medium and low-frequency bands to make up for the shortcomings of the poor penetration ability of the high-frequency bands. Including indoor-based base station deployment, requires a very different deployment strategy than 5G. 6G hybrid nodes will play an important role in reducing the cost of 6G deployment.
- MediaTek 6G strategy: simplicity, optimization and convergence:
Simplicity: 6G should find a balance between complexity and simplicity, and improve performance and energy efficiency.
Optimized: Combine AI and machine learning to optimize user experience in high-demand scenarios.
Convergence: This flexibility will open up new opportunities for performance, network coverage and deployment costs.
MediaTek said that it is currently investing heavily in 6G research and development to ensure its leadership in the next few years. MediaTek expects 3GPP to conduct preliminary standardization in 2024-2025, and the first official standard is expected to be launched in 2027.