50 times faster … Europe knocks on the doors of the 6G

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The major operators are gradually shifting to the use of 5G technology worldwide. Still, it seems that Europe is currently focusing on the transition to the adoption of 6G technologies and the challenges that this entails at the level of digital sovereignty.

In a report published in the French newspaper “Le Figaro”, Gildas de Rousseau spoke of the growing popularity of 5G technology globally and its continued rapid spread in France at the end of 2020.

The writer said that the 5G technology would invade France, and talk has begun about the 6G technologies, but it is not expected to enter the service range before 2030.

Digital Sovereignty

For the Europeans, the risk is inevitable, just like in other countries. Some Asian countries have made their choice about the future; for example, South Korea is betting on its industrial bases. At the same time, China announced last year the launch of an experimental sixth-generation satellite.

As for Europe, it may start next year in the research project “Hexa-X” led by the Finnish equipment manufacturer “Nokia” and funded in part by the European Commission; It aims to develop the “basic technologies” that would constitute the fifth generation, to pave the way for the next generation of wireless networks and to connect the human and physical worlds with the digital world.

Power and speed

Given the lack of clarity of the broad lines at the technical level, it is assumed that the data transfer speed using the 6G technology will be 50 times faster compared to the fifth generation.

Likewise, the waiting time can drop to less than one millisecond. To do this, sixth-generation technologies will have to switch to the terahertz frequency band, while fifth-generation technologies use millimeter frequencies of up to 30 gigahertz.

This advance will open the door to discussions of topics such as hypothetical frequency damage and legitimate questions about the need for such progress.


This technology’s range of use extends beyond one’s ability to imagine, from remote surgery and 3D meetings to self-driving cars and smart cities.

In a world ruled by sixth-generation technology, new forms of entertainment can emerge. Besides artificial intelligence, this technology may impact resource management, biodiversity, weather forecasting, and even climate change.

Source : Lovigaro