What is 6G?

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6G refers to sixth-generation wireless and is predicted to be used probably in 2030. This is still under research and remains theoretical in preparation for the greater online needs in the future.

It is an upgraded iteration of the 5G which can produce faster internet speed. It will use bandwidths with a higher frequency that can support the use of more advanced mobile devices, computers, and other technological innovations like automated cars, wi-fi implants, and cellular surfaces. With the increasing competition among internet service providers, the idea of 6G is more likely possible to meet the growing demands for wireless networks.

6G is expected to have a speed of approximately 1 Tbps (terabit per second) which is faster than 5G which only has 40-1000 Mbps (megabits per second).

Key features of 6G

  • It will have a speed of 1 Tbps which is a thousand times faster than 1 Gbps.
  • It will have a higher frequency known as terahertz (THz) or “submillimeter waves.” These radio bands will range from 95GHz up to 3 THz.
  • It will make artificial intelligence technology run smoothly. Some of these AIs will include remote-controlled factories, self-driving cars, automated drones, and robots. Collaborative AIs will become feasible as well through the use of 6G.
  • It will also transfer network management to the localized devices and turn them into network antennas to reduce latency. This setup is called “edge computing.”
  • It will be able to operate virtual reality, wearable devices implanted in human bodies, and other immersive technologies in the future.

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