- Many individuals believe
- University of Tokyo
- 6G standard
- International cooperation is necessary to bring in a new generation of wireless communications,
- It’s not only about faster speeds and response times, though those will be improved
Many individuals believe that we should expedite the development of communications technology at a time when more people than ever are relying on it for various areas of their lives. The way people and machines connect wirelessly is an important feature of this technology. International cooperation is necessary to bring in a new generation of wireless communications, as shared standards boost adoption.
Japan is said to be developing a comprehensive strategy for “post-5G” (6G) technology by 2030, with the new technology expected to be 10-times quicker than the current 5G.
As part of a bilateral research agreement between the two countries, an international team of researchers from Japan and Finland will cooperate to establish technologies and standards for future 6G technologies, according to a press statement from the
University of Tokyo.
Through a collaboration between the University of Tokyo and the University of Oulu in Finland, Japan and Finland have begun a bilateral partnership. A roadmap for the 6G standard will be developed over the next few years, and research into the technical components will be conducted. “It’s not only about faster speeds and response times, though those will be improved.” The goals of 6G include enormous improvements in power efficiency, quantum mechanics-based security, AI-driven network optimization, satellite network integration,and more.” All of this means that consumers will have a more seamless experience connecting with one another and interacting with services and devices in everyday life.”
Some areas of life that could benefit from 6G, according to the University of Tokyo, include healthcare, where low-power embedded sensors could communicate health data in real-time to doctors, and disaster response, where integration with satellite platforms means that essential communication can be maintained even if the ground-based infrastructure is damaged. This is particularly crucial in nations such as Japan, where earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and even volcanoes are all very real threats to people’s lives.