South Korean Government Confirms Sixth Generation Test Plan for Digital Mobile Networks in 2026.
South Korea to start testing 6G in 2026
Over the next five years, the country plans to invest about $ 169 million in the development of technology, and the launch of commercial services should take place in 2028-2030..
6G wireless networks are expected to boost data rates to 1 Tbps, which is about 5 times faster than 5G systems. At the same time, signal delays will be reduced by 10 times compared to fifth generation networks..
Even though ministers have approved a strategy to promote R&D, neighboring China has a good chance of getting ahead of the Koreans. Huawei is already conducting early research into 6G technology at its R&D Center in Ottawa, and the Chinese military is actively discussing 6G implementation issue to modernize the armed forces.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Forbes