A Chinese government-backed industry body on Sunday issued a white paper on 6G technology, highlighting applications and potential key technologies for the next generation of wireless technology that could be 10 times faster than the peak speed of 5G mobile networks.
The world is expected to see the commercialization of 6G around 2030, said a report released on Sunday.
As per a report from GlobalTimes the next-generation mobile communication technology will integrate with advanced computing, big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, according to a white paper issued by the IMT-2030 (6G) Promotion Group that was established in June 2019 under the guidance by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The report said the 6G network will realize the deep integration of the real physical world and the virtual digital one, and build a new world of “intelligent connection of everything and digital twin.”
According to the report, the international organization on telecom technologies 3GPP is expected to initiate the research and development (R&D) of the 6G international technical standard by around 2025 before the expected commercialization around 2030.
According to the white paper, 6G services will have three major new development trends – immersive, intelligent and universal – and eight business application scenarios, including immersive cloud XR, holographic communication, sensory interconnection, intelligent interactive communication, digital twins, and global coverage.
The white paper was also issued at a time when China is carrying out 6G research in full swing. China started 6G research as early as around 2019, which was earlier than the US, the GlobalTimes learned.
Work on 6G development started with spectrum options – which are deemed as the basis for 6G network infrastructure. A research staffer at China Mobile told the Global Times that the telecom operator has been testing terahertz waves and visible light as potential spectrum selections.
China granted 5G licenses for commercial use and started 6G R&D in 2019. The country has proposed making a forward-looking layout in 6G technology.