Chinese tech giant Huawei has already started working on 6G, the next generation of mobile networks after 5G, claims company CEO, Ren Zhengfei.
This comes at a time when we haven’t even seen 5G in Pakistan or most countries around the world.
5G is currently deemed as the next generation of mobile communication, providing super-fast data speeds and low latency, being integral to new technologies like self-driving cars. While most counties in the world are still awaiting the arrival of 5G, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei claims that the company is already doing research on 6G.
The chief executive said that Huawei has been working on 6G in parallel with 5G. However, “the development of 6G” is still underway and has a “long way to go” before it becomes a reality.
He said that the technology is still 10 years away as there are a lot of other things that need to be taken care of.
Before a new mobile network generation can commercialize, standards need to be set by the industry. This has already happened in 5G’s case and discussions are ongoing for 6G, but standards can take years to form.
It is also unclear what 6G will be used for.
The company is currently focusing its efforts and resources on 5G deployment. It has signed more than 50 commercial 5G contracts, more than its closest competitors Nokia and Ericson.