The new 6G wireless technology is 500 times faster than most 5G phones.

New 6G Wireless Tech Is 500 Times Faster Than Average 5G Smartphones


Fifth-generation, or “5G,” cellular access has only been the standard for networks for about five years. However, makers are already looking ahead to 6G and how to make the most of the next generation’s huge bandwidth.

In Japan, a technology demo showed a prototype wireless device that could send data at 100 Gbps, which is 500 times faster than a normal 5G smartphone and 10 times faster than 5G at its fastest.

If you watch a two-hour, medium-quality Netflix movie on your phone, it’s about 1.5 GB in size. That means we should be able to move eight or nine of these movies every second.

The device uses high-frequency bands in the 100 GHz and 300 GHz range, which lets it carry a lot more data than previous generation standards. It was the result of a lot of research and development by NTT, DOCOMO, NEC, and Fujitsu in Japan.

The range isn’t great yet because it’s still a work in progress, but the test showed a stable link over 100 meters (328 feet). As communications technology improves, different types of emitters and sensors will be needed for the 6G network. Many parts of the network will depend on innovations like these.

When we talk about tech, it’s important to note that this show needed a lot of cutting-edge gear. But as technology improves, the tools will get smaller and cheaper over time.

Also, keep in mind that 5G’s top speed of 10 Gbps is just a theoretical top speed that would be possible with the most powerful and well-tuned gear. Opensignal says that the average 5G speed for smartphones on T-Mobile in the US is 186.3 Mbps. This makes T-Mobile the best service in the country for 5G speeds.

That is, 6G offers much faster speeds. The experts say that will be useful for everything from downloading high-resolution movies to talking between self-driving cars.

Just like with 5G, there will be a big improvement in bandwidth, which means that more gadgets will be able to join at the same time. Having a lot of people at a show or sports game can make it hard to get your phone coverage. This is called network congestion, and 6G should pretty much get rid of it.

There are times when 6G could make Wi-Fi pretty much useless, which is already starting to happen with 5G. You might not need to connect a wire to the front door of your home or office.

As a bigger picture, picture a lot more gadgets connecting to the internet faster, with a lot more parts and sensors that can talk to the web (and to each other). Nokia thought that 6G might be available to the public by 2030.

We’ll have to deal with the “new” 5G networks for now, which already seem pretty slow compared to what’s to come.

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