US and allies establish 6G principles amid rising tech competition.

February 27, 2024
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  • US and allies release principles for 6G technology development
  • 6G promises data transmission speeds up to 50 times faster than 5G

The United States and nine other nations have jointly released a set of principles for advancing 6G technology as the competition with China intensifies. The principles highlight the importance of developing 6G networks with trusted technology that prioritizes national security. The new generation of wireless technology, expected to be available around 2030, is projected to revolutionize communication with significantly faster data transmission speeds, lower latency, and improved performance in various areas compared to 5G.

The joint statement by the US and its allies emphasizes the goal of creating a secure, inclusive, and sustainable 6G ecosystem through collaboration and unity. While the partnership includes nations with leading telecom companies, China, a prominent player in the telecommunications sector, is notably absent from the list. Some analysts believe the move to set out 6G principles aims to curb China’s advancements in the field, but acknowledge that China’s vast market and technological progress during the 5G era may continue to propel its development of 6G systems.

Despite efforts to shape the future of 6G technology, the trajectory of its development remains dependent on commercial practices and technological advancements globally. China’s significant progress in wireless communications, including its leadership in base stations, connected devices, and patents during the 3G and 4G eras, positions the country favorably for further advancements in 6G technology. Tech giants like Huawei Technologies are expected to navigate independent strategies for 6G, indicating that the race to dominate the next generation of wireless communication networks remains competitive and dynamic.

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