5G turned a battleground not only for smartphone makers, however for governments as nicely. However now that the tech is established, focus is shifting on what comes subsequent – 6G. What’s 6G?
Some efficiency necessities embody a peak information price of 1 Tbps (i.e. 1,000 occasions the bandwidth of a typical Ethernet port) and latency of below 100 µs (one 10,000th of a second). In comparison with 5G, 6G goals to ship 50 occasions increased peak information charges and to cut back latency 10 occasions.
Beneath is a chart from Samsung that compares 5G (mild blue) and the targets for 6G (blue):
As we talked about, it’s not simply the corporate, the South Korean authorities has a key curiosity in being a significant participant within the subsequent period of cell networks. The Presidential Transition Committee mentioned:
“On the subject of future financial development drivers, the present authorities is specializing in non-memory chip, future automobile and biotech and healthcare. The brand new authorities is planning so as to add 6G communications, secondary battery, show, protection and aerospace, superior nuclear energy plant and digital content material.”
The objective is to have 6G prototypes prepared in 2026, in order that the expertise could be prepared for commercialization within the late 2020s or early 2030s. The federal government desires it finished as quickly as attainable.
There’s quite a lot of work left to do, nonetheless, issues appear to be progressing quick. Final 12 months Samsung demonstrated a transmission at 15m. LG improved that and managed to beam a sign 100m between buildings. Each had been utilizing indicators above 100 GHz, considerably increased than the present mmWave implementations.