5G technology has now gone mainstream when it comes to offering support on consumer electronics like smartphones, although the deployment of 5G infrastructure is still limited to developed countries online while developing nations are working towards it.
As 5G communication technology has reached the milestone, companies have now started working on the next-generation technology — 6G. One of the leaders in this segment, the Chinese giant Huawei, is now moving towards the next step.
Report coming from China, citing Chang’an Shumajun as source who has close ties to Huawei, says that Huawei is all set to launch two satellites together with partnership of two Chinese companies in July this year. It aims to verify the 6G network technologies that the company has developed.
With the launch of satellites for the 6G verification, Huawei will have a major lead in the Research & Development globally for the 6G technology. The launch will be a joint effort from Huawei, China Mobile, and a national space firm. This will have a great significance for China’s core technologies such as networking and switching.
Experts believe that the 6G technology will be 50 times after than 5G. Compared with the construction of 5G networks that rely on base stations to transmit signals, 6G networks, conveying higher frequencies, need using satellite for communications instead of base stations where there will be low penetrability.
Xu Zhijun, rotating chairman of Huawei, announced earlier this month that the tech giant will launch its 6G networks in 2030, and it will release a 6G-related white paper soon to explain to the industry what 6G technology is.
China is the leader when it comes to the 5G footprint around the world and is likely to have a further lead with 6G development efforts. It’s impressive to see that China as well as Huawei moving ahead even at times when there are significant restrictions due to the sanctions from the United States.