The country will launch within 6 years the first pilot experience on the following wireless speed standard.
For a couple (or more) of years we have been on the topic of 5G, the new standard for wireless browsing speed. And in fact in Spain we are in the middle of the Second Digital Dividend, with a new DTT retune process to make room for the demands of 5G. But in South Korea they already think directly 10 years ahead. And the future is called 6G.
6G for South Korea
Although 5G is still in its initial adoption phases in many countries around the world, South Korea hopes to commercialize its next generation, 6G, between 2028 and 2030, as the Prime Minister of the Asian country, Chung Se-kyun, has assured in a meeting of ministers related to Science and Technology held on August 6.
The strategy consists of the preventive development of the ‘security standard of Next Generation Technologies’, as well as of the ‘ high added value patents’ , and the establishment of the foundations of the R&D and the industry. To implement this plan, the government will invest 200 billion won over five years starting in 2021 to secure core high-risk 6G technology.
The government will first promote 10 strategic tasks in 6 key areas:
With this they want to ” preventively secure the next generation technology .” Its aim is to achieve a data transmission speed of 1 terabyte per second , which is five times faster than that of 5G mobile services. Also reducing the delay time to one-tenth for 5G services – 0.1ms for wireless services and 5ms or less for wired services).
6G in the clouds
Another of the objectives set by South Korea is that 6G communication services ” are available up to 10 km above ground level .” Once these technologies are secured, the government will launch a pilot project to upgrade the existing telecommunications network to 6G starting in 2026.
The government has established five main areas for the pilot project:
– Digital healthcare : remote surgery, biometric encryption using quantum cryptography technology
– Immersive content : long-distance, non-face-to-face real-time hologram meetings
– Self- driving cars : flying cars
– Smart cities : smart transport without traffic jams
– Smart factories : touch-based, real-time precision control.
Samsung is also already thinking about 6G, the next standard for wireless speed, which according to them is expected by 2028. But isn’t it still too early?