May 02, 2023

Chinese Researchers Reach 6G Milestone

Telecommunications and wireless technology has seen major innovative leaps in the past two decades, and recently China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) scientists have taken a huge step forward toward developing 6G technology.

The crew from CASIC’s Second Institute conducted tests using terahertz waves from special antennae to produce immensely fast signals (up to 100 gigabits per second) across broadband cellular networks – hence the term “6G”, for the sixth generation of cellular network.

Utilising 110 GHz frequency – the higher range on this frequency which enables faster and higher volumes of data to be transmitted – offers data transmissions on par with fibre optic cables.

What does this mean for the average person? For starters, wireless communication will be so efficiently swift that high-definition holograms in real-time are about to become a reality.

It also means that telecommunications is about to become up to 20 times faster than current 5G services, despite the latter still being rolled out across the globe. Although 6G is far from becoming part of everyday life any time soon, as the technology needs fine-tuning to be viable for widespread usage.

Another reason that 6G has the scientific community excited is that it offers a vital component in how robots communicate with each other, allowing for more efficient and reliable data transfers.

In short, 6G offers an extensive list of possibilities to enhance our everyday life in ways we haven’t even thought of yet.