Feverish race towards the sixth generation networks


Bloomberg, the US media network, said that the competition to develop 6G networks is intense.

And in light of the race fueled by political situations, he will be the first to develop and patent sixth-generation networks, the real winner in what some call the “next industrial revolution,” according to Bloomberg.

Although it will take about a decade to turn into reality, 6G networks, which could be 100 times faster than the peak speed of 5G networks, will offer the kind of technology that has long been a material for science fiction, than holograms or “real-time holograms”. To flying taxis, and internet-connected human bodies and brains.

Bloomberg indicated that China has managed over the past years to achieve a wide global spread of its fifth generation networks, due to its competitive prices, but the United States may find an opportunity to return to competition in the field of Internet communications, through the development of sixth generation networks.

And the former US President, Donald Trump, revealed in early 2019, in a tweet on Twitter, that he wanted 6G “as soon as possible.” In November, China launched a satellite to test potential sixth-generation transmission waves, and the Chinese company “Huawei” has a research center specializing in 6G networks in Canada, according to Canadian media.

In the United States, in October, the “ATIS” organization specialized in developing communication standards, based in Washington, DC, launched a technology alliance “to develop next-generation networks in North America”, in cooperation with major companies, including “Apple” and “AT&T”. T, and “Google”, and “Samsung”.

In December, the European Union launched a project to develop the sixth generation networks, led by “Nokia”, in which “Ericsson”, “Telefónica” and others participate, in addition to some universities.

The West fears that China will use the technological development provided by modern networks to track its citizens, through drones, surveillance cameras, facial recognition technology, and others.

And Bloomberg noted that the competition is still in its theoretical framework, and that reaching reasonable capabilities for next-generation networks of communications may take about a decade and a half.

But researchers offer an ambitious vision of what sixth generation networks might be like, with a tremendous speed rate of 1 terabyte per second, it is not only faster, but also promises a transmission time of 0.1 milliseconds, as opposed to 1 millisecond in fifth generation networks.


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