Get Ready: Even as 5G Rolls Out, 6G Technology Is on the Horizon

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6G’s focus on big data

The University of Oulu in Finland is leading 6G research. Not surprisingly, the Finns found the emphasis will be on transmitting the huge amounts of data that drive development of artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies.
“The bottom line of 6G is data,” Professor Matti Latva-aho, director of 6G Flagship Project at the university, says in a white paper. “The way in which data is collected, processed, transmitted and consumed within the wireless network should drive 6G development.”

A major benefit of 6G will likely be its instantaneous speed. The technology is expected to increase mobile internet speeds to about 1 terabyte per second — enough bandwidth to download 100 movies in a snap of your fingers.

6G will help power communication among machines over the Internet of Things smart devices. The network’s speed will be essential to facilitate development of smart homes and buildings and consumer demand for them.

Researchers at the University of Oulu also expect the capabilities of the 6G system to push communication towards new devices other than smartphones, such as lightweight glasses that can that can provide virtual reality experiences.

Researchers in the United States have also begun work on 6G. In March, the Federal Communications Commission opened ultra-high frequencies ranging from 95 gigahertz to three terahertz for 6G experiments. That will allow researchers to transmit larger blocks of data per time unit, which will increase network speeds.

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