2019 will be the year in which 5G technology will begin to spread globally but the telecommunications sector is running and many already think of 6G.
It should not be surprising that, therefore, the news coming from China and telling us that China Mobile and Tsinghua University have announced a partnership, so both institutions will put their forces into action to promote the “production and learning ”, accelerating the innovation of the main basic technologies and guiding the transformation and industrialization of technological innovations.
The details of the agreement include that both parties will conduct scientific research cooperation in future mobile communications networks, next-generation Internet and mobile Internet, industrial Internet, artificial intelligence and other key areas for 6G technology.
A joint research institute will also be set up to create leading technologies, solutions and products and promote technological transformation.
We recall that China Mobile can count on a full-time research and development team of over 10,000 people and that its annual spending on science and technology exceeds 20 billion yuan.
It is still too early to make predictions about what the actual potential of 6G technology will be, but we are confident that it will not be long before we talk about this technology again (even LG, for example, has already started its own experiments in this sector).
It is worth to mention that Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei’s 5G product line, said that although some people are talking about 6G, the arrival of the next-gen network will happen not earlier than 2030. Therefore, from now until 2030, it is the era of 5G.