After the 5G…Nokia is leading the European project for 6G

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Nokia is leading a group of companies and universities in the EU-funded wireless project Hexa-X to help launch the next generation of mobile communications networks called 6G.

According to the membership list, the group includes companies such as Intel, Siemens, Ericsson, Orange, and Telefonica SA, as well as the University of Oulu and the University of Pisa.

Preparations for the development of 6G began in several regions around the world. However, the deployment of 5G networks is still in its infancy, and 100 telecommunications companies worldwide provide service in some limited areas.

In addition to the Hexa-X led by Nokia in Europe, there is the Next G Alliance and the O-RAN Alliance in the United States. The Chinese government is also funding a group to develop 6G technologies.

Starting in 2030, 6G technology is expected to use terahertz ultra-high-frequency waves while providing advanced communication that can link technology with the human body and brain, in addition to real-time holographic imaging.

Earlier this month, Finland introduced a telecommunications law that could be used to exclude the Chinese company Huawei from its networks.

The Finnish parliament approved the bill designed to protect networks from cyber threats and espionage.

The legislation does not mention any of the specific companies or countries. Still, it bans the equipment as a major asset of the network if there are strong reasons to suspect that the use of such equipment endangers national security.