According to The Nikkei News, competition for development in countries has been launched to target the next generation of communications technology after 5G. Japan plans to work with government officials to develop a comprehensive strategy for “post-5G” (6G) technology that will achieve a communication speed of more than 10 times 5G by 2030, and China, South Korea and Finland are also promoting research and development and investment. If you have a patent for communication standards, you can make a huge profit from the sale of equipment and software. In 5G development, the slow step of Japan to achieve catch-up.
Japan’s Ministry of General Affairs will set up a government-civilian research institute in January, chaired by the President of the University of Tokyo, Shinji Miso, under the direct jurisdiction of the General Affairs Minister, Yukio Kobar. NTT and Toshiba will also be invited to compile comprehensive strategies such as 6G performance goals and policy support by June. It is planned to promote the development of related technologies through government budgets, etc.
Using “post-5G” (6G) high-speed communication technology, you can depict the emergence of stereoscopic images of individuals in faraway conference rooms or classrooms, and the future of society where robots take care of people. Japan’s Ministry of General Affairs believes that 6G technology can reach at least 10 times the speed of 5G. This technique is suitable for transmitting large amounts of data, and unused high-frequency radio waves will also be used for communication.
Countries have begun to take action to achieve 6G technology around 2030. In November 2019, the Chinese government announced the establishment of two 6G research and development institutions. Finnish universities and government agencies have also launched 6G research and development projects. In South Korea, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have established research centers in 2019.
In 5G, the U.S. and South Korea will be commercially available in April 2019. In Japan, large communications operators such as NTT docomo will launch 5G services in turn from spring 2020. 5G will become more popular in the future, but countries have targeted the next generation of technology after 5G.
In the 2030s, where the flow of all items connected to the Internet, medical data, etc. will also increase, security measures to prevent information from being stolen and tampered with also need to be taken. Technology to curb electricity consumption is also needed. In terms of security countermeasures, Toshiba is developing a communications system that uses quantum ciphers that are theoretically impossible to crack. NTT will step up efforts to develop a new generation of communication technologies that do not turn optical signals into electrical signals to achieve energy savings.