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Huawei starts 6G research at its Canada lab

By midian182 · 10 replies
Aug 15, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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  1. As reported by The Logic, Huawei’s initial work on 6G is taking place at its research center in the Kanata suburb of Ottawa, Canada. The Chinese tech giant is reportedly working with over 13 universities and research institutes on the project.

    “5G is already pretty new, and 6G is part of the so-called 5G evolution,” said Song Zhang, Huawei’s vice president of research strategy and partnership in Canada.

    With 5G in its infancy, it will be a long time before 6G rolls out. Huawei estimates it’ll take ten or more years, by which time 5G should have become mainstream.

    Despite developing 6G in Canada, the country is one of several still to decide if it will allow Huawei to use its technology in the nation’s 5G networks, but the decision will be made following the Canadian federal government election this fall.

    Back in June, Samsung announced the launch of a new research center dedicated to initial work on 6G. It followed the formation of the Advanced Communications Research Center under Samsung Research.

    LG is also working on 6G. The Korean firm, in collaboration with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), has opened a research center dedicated to the standard. China, meanwhile, aims to build a test 6G network for 2020.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,504   +3,896

    I'm still a skeptic about 5G ...... just too many smoke and mirrors for me to accept it yet and with so few laws now protecting the consumer I see no reason to consider it "safe" ......
    Eldritch and VitalyT like this.
  3. Reallyhow

    Reallyhow TS Rookie

    Do we really want to know what you think of vaccines?
    mosu likes this.
  4. tkabou

    tkabou TS Booster Posts: 49   +68

    I think you've hit up the wrong forum here my friend...
  5. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,004   +1,272

    LMAO. 5G is BARELY out, and they are already looking to up that.
    If they would beef up 4G LTE, it would be fast enough. On off peak days,
    I get 50down on lte...what the heck are people needing 1GB speed for?
    Danny101, cliffordcooley and Eldritch like this.
  6. Gmachine

    Gmachine TS Rookie

    But...but Huawei steals IP from American companies, how are they doing their own research? It's impossible !!! /s
  7. Eldritch

    Eldritch TS Addict Posts: 133   +131

    Not even proper 4g speeds and economies are attained and they are off to 5g and researching 6g?
    Also, what happens if we ACTUALLY use a even a 50 mbps connection on a mobile. *shivers at the thought of massive bill*
    So yeah, make it 20g for all I care but if I don't get fast and unlimited data then all of it is just useless.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,499   +5,065

    That is my thoughts. Pointless if you can saturate your limits within a few minutes.
    Eldritch likes this.
  9. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Evangelist Posts: 360   +103

    Research is what it's all. Like all other tech, they have to start early, it could take decades for tech to evolve from theories to paper to hardware. They already know the shortcomings of the current or even next gen sometimes. Just like AMD is already on Zen4 design. And for 5G and beyond, we have to think applications beyond mobile.
  10. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,929   +712

    You're right, we should stop all further development of all technology, we're good right now and have no further need for better or faster things.
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,499   +5,065

    No what we need is for them to stop catering to special nodes with these improvements. And start upgrading the whole infrastructure.
    Danny101 likes this.

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