Japan and Finland start 6G research

By: Yuriy Stanislavskiy | 11.11.2021, 13:11
Japan and Finland start 6G research

An international team of scientists from Japan and Finland will develop standards for future 6G technology as part of a joint research agreement between the two countries, the University of Tokyo announced. Over the next few years, a 6G standard development plan will be created and components of the technology will be researched.

According to the University of Tokyo, some areas of life that will be greatly improved by 6G are in healthcare, where embedded low-power sensors can transmit real-time health data to doctors.

Another area of application for 6G is disaster management, as integration with satellite platforms means that if ground infrastructure is damaged, base communications can be maintained through the satellite network. This is particularly important for countries such as Japan, which is characterized by numerous natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and even volcanic eruptions.

In addition, the new partnership is intended to make a significant contribution to the global standardization and regulatory development of 6G technology. South Korea, China, the European Union and the United States are also launching projects, programs and alliances related to the development of 6G. According to consulting firm ABI Research, the initial commercial deployment of 6G technology is expected between 2028 and 2029.

Source: rcrwireless

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