The impressive technology of 5G networks is on track to be replaced by the next-generation high-speed networks known as 6G. It is estimated to be 1,000 times faster than its predecessor, 5G.
This movement towards technology is being led by a group of industries like AT&T, Ericsson, Telus, Verizon, T-Mobile, Microsoft, Samsung, etc who are part of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS).
6G operates on the terahertz frequency band which is at a much higher frequency than the 5G radio waves. According to a professor in Sydney, a terabyte of data per second can be dispensed over short distances. In addition to being more sensitive to obstacles, 6G is untested and not yet commercially available. It is set to be widely distributed by 2030. Several countries like China have already launched satellites to test and establish infrastructure for these networks.
All networks will implement mobile edge computing in 6G, but existing 5G networks will need to incorporate it. Within the framework of combined communications and computation infrastructure, edge and core computing will become increasingly integrated by the time 6G networks are deployed. Artificial intelligence will be enhanced, as well as systems for electronic devices.
6G is being designed to selectively recognize other frequencies and objects, detecting signals bouncing off objects to study the environment. This data can help improve the accuracy of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems. This improved speed along with lower latency helps improve video quality and improves technologies like holographic projection and real-time video streaming. This technology can also be used industrially in warehouses and offices where stronger sub-networks can be created. As a result, industries can expect better connectivity and further reduce the need for wired systems.
Due to its speed and efficiency, the new 6G system will also reduce the costs and load on traditional networks. Additionally, it will be able to address the needs of multiple systems through a single network, thereby reducing costs.
As a whole, the network addresses various existing problems and represents the next step in sustainable technology. Furthermore, these systems are being designed to be more secure to combat cybercrime while protecting privacy. Smartphones, mobile networks, autonomous vehicles, and virtual and augmented reality will all be improved by improvements in these fields, as well as smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and other technologies in the pipeline.