The European Union has funded a wireless project called Hexa-X, which focuses on the next-generation mobile technology 6G. Now, Nokia has been appointed to lead the group of companies and universities working on the project.
The project aims to create unique 6G use cases and scenarios, and develop basic 6G technology. It will also define a new architecture for the integration of key 6G supporters.
In addition to Nokia, the project also includes Ericsson, Atos, Intel, Orange, Siemens, TIM and Telefonica. Ericsson also served as the technical manager of the project.
The University of Oulu and the University of Pisa are also part of the plan. Interestingly, when 5G is still in the early stages of mainstreaming and is only available in some regions, countries begin to prepare for 6G technology.
According to the report, about 100 wireless operators around the world provide 5G connections, but this is also true in limited areas.
Nokia said that 6G technology is expected to be commercially available in 2030, which will follow the typical 10-year cycle between new-generation mobile technologies.
It is expected to use ultra-high frequency terahertz radio waves and provide advanced connectivity and even support real-time holographic imaging.
The Hexa-X project will begin on January 1, 2021, with a planned duration of 30 months. In addition to the European Union, countries such as South Korea and China have also begun to study 6G technology.