5G technology has not been launched for four years y los inquisitors ya están trabajo en una nueva connectiva que promete ser mucho más que la actuala. According to a report from June of this year made by the Global Mobile Suppliers Association, the fifth generation was available at the beginning of the summer in 70 countries, so talking about 6G before 5G has been deployed throughout the world can seem precipitous. algunos.
The first announcements about 6G began when 5G had not yet been released in China, which had the intention of reaching 1TB per second. Later came new proposals, such as from South Korea, which hoped that its pilot project would be launched in 2026 and that its technology would begin to be commercialized between 2028 and 2030, and the Huawei brand, which was willing to put two satellites into orbit to realize tests del 6G.
But, if 5G promised to be so innovative, why would the countries and technological companies think about a new generation when the other one just came out and didn’t even have it done yet? The most powerful current generation networks promise more speed and more capacity for machine-to-machine communications and lower latency and higher reliability. Ahora, marcas como Huawei, Docomo, AT&T, SK Telecom, ZTE, Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, Qualcomm, China Mobile aseguran que el 6G will bring more ambitious things and we will talk about them in this article.
What is 6G?
The 6G technology has not yet been launched, but the name 6G refers to the sixth generation of mobile connectivity and will be the successor to 5G. Entre medio de estas dos generations, the researchers are developing una connection 5.5G or 5G+which does not meet the requirements of 6G, but it reaches speeds of 10 Gbps and it is estimated that it will be released in 2024.
In the case of 6G networks, IMT-2020, responsible for developing international mobile telecommunications systems, stated that it would have a download speed of up to 1TB per second. El equipo began to investigate how to create this new generation in 2019 together with the European Union, Russia and the United States.
Through this innovation, the researchers hope to increase the reliability and efficiency of the connection of the devices. In addition, it pretends to incorporate Artificial Intelligence to provide better connectivity.
Applications del 6G
A través de las nuevas redes inteligentes, las grandes compañías espera optimisar las communications entre dispositivos, úmanto la precisión del transfera de información, y que consuma menos energía. Thanks to this, humanity will be able to work on completely innovative projects that currently only have futuristic concepts:
- Holoportation: they will be holograms of high resolution that can be sent by smartphones, creating new forms of increased reality and transforming the form of communication from the actual distance.
- Cirugías collaborativas a distancia con ‘cero-lag’: que no haya una alta latency es clave si se quiere empezar a operar remotamente. El 6G salvaría vidas en el caso de emergencias en las que un rujano no pudiese acceder al cuerpo que opere.
- Avatars para el metaverso: Mark Zuckerberg made the concept estuviese en boca de todos y el 6G could help create digital gems of high resolution so that users could enter the digital world.
- Domestic automation and robotics: el 6G will serve to consolidate the IoT devices that are increasingly present in homes and could even serve as a key step for the development of autonomous vehicles, which would allow them to learn more about the actual machines.
España se suma a la investigación del 6G
El Ministerio de Asuntos Económicos español announced in August that it would aid of 116 million euros for the investigation of 6G networks, sumándose así a la carrera de dicha tecnología. The conditions for access to said aid are detailed in the Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE), concretely destined to the development of research infrastructures and “the acquisition of equipment directed to public research centers”.
Something remarkable about the decision to invest in the investigation of 6G on the part of Spain is that llega antes de que el 5G se haya consolidado del todo en el país. According to the newspaper Expansión, the Government launched a call to modernize and adapt rural mobile networks to 5G, but it did not receive any adequate offers.
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