China has always been at the forefront of 5G networks, and the country has adopted newer and faster bandwidths in its infrastructure. Now, the Asian country is moving towards 6G networks, while other developed countries such as the United States are still working hard to launch 5G networks.
According to the New York Post, Thyagarajan Nandagopal of the National Science Foundation explained that the frequency band of the Star Era-12 satellite is so high that it must be tested in space to avoid signal interference from the atmosphere.
It is not clear how fast these frequency bands actually are, but it is estimated to be in the range of 100 to 500Ghz, which is about 100 times the speed of 5G.
This scale is similar to the 100-fold rapid jump from 4G to 5G, which is consistent with another report we reported earlier this week.
The meaning of 6G is also very different, and its benefits can be used in many fields from telemedicine to national security.
In addition, the new network will also generate newer technologies and services that utilize faster speeds, which may bring billions of dollars in revenue to the global economy.
From a high-speed perspective, 6G can download high-definition movies in just 8 seconds and 1,500 high-resolution images in one minute. Surgeons from New York can use a robot to operate on a patient in California, and even save a life on the battlefield with another robot.
Unfortunately, China’s leading position in 6G networks may eventually split the global standard again. When 3G was still very new, the United States adopted different standards, making American equipment unable to be used abroad.
This means that if China continues to maintain its 6G leadership, the United States and Europe may just block the world according to their own standards. In other words, “It’s like bringing a laptop to Europe and having to buy an adapter.”