As LG completes the first 6G tests in Germany, a new breakthrough comes from Asia which it reports China leading the 6G “race”.subtracting the scepter from both Europe and the United States, Japan and South Korea. The merit, this time, is of a series of tests carried out by ZTE.
Actually, the research on 6G is shared globally, as companies and research institutions from every nation take part. However, the rush to implement the technology is another story altogether. When 5G was introduced, for example, the most mature technologies were the Chinese ones: a setback for the United States of America, so much so that President Donald Trump criticized Western Big Tech for not engaging sufficiently on the subject.
ZTE, however, has recently invested funds and manpower in 6Gwith the support of the Chinese Government, by completing a series of tests on all the main aspects of 6G networks, such as those on frequencies, on the computing power spread over the devices on the network, on the reception of communications between connected devices and on the transmission of energy through the network.
In all these respects, it appears that i ZTE’s tests were successfulmoving even closer to a stable implementation of 6G in devices consumer. Chinese dominance also on the new generation of mobile networks therefore seems to be one step away, while the results of the tests arrive a few hours after the American ban for Huawei and ZTE devices, which mainly includes the telecommunications devices of the two Chinese companies.
In response, in the last few weeks too Ericsson has increased its investments in 6G, promising that the technology for “Western” 6G, developed thanks to US grants and with the support of Nokia, will begin to be implemented in commercial products by 2030.