Feb 3rd, 2020

5G has yet to fully roll out in the US, let alone in the world, but it seems that some are already looking towards the future where 5G could be replaced with 6G. At this point in time, no one really knows what 6G could look like, but a report from The Hindustan Times claims that in terms of speed, it will be nothing like we’ve ever seen.

The report claims that the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology has already begun some prep work on 6G and has laid out a blueprint as to what they might be able to achieve in a few years from now. One of those includes the potential/theoretical speeds of 6G, which will apparently be capable of hitting 1Tbps, which is roughly 8,000Gbps.

This means that it is 8,000 times the speed of that of 5G, which is pretty crazy if you think about it! In theory, videos and files can be downloaded almost instantaneously, meaning that streaming services for music, videos, and games will be more relevant than ever.

It could also in theory create new industries that would not have existed had such speeds not existed. As it stands, 5G is currently being explored by carriers and movie studios, and some companies are also looking at 5G to replace WiFi.

That being said, it’s not surprising that some are looking well into the future already. Both Huawei and Samsung are said to be exploring the tech as well, but it’ll probably be years before we see or hear anything.

Source: The Hindustan Times

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