6G's mind-blowing speed is suggested to support 3D holograms on your phone. Image by Kristián Valčo. Pixabay.

While 5G is now rolling out in various parts of the globe, including the Philippines, 6G is already going the rounds among tech communities, with some speculating that it already exists in China.

It turns out that it is just a marketing hogwash behind the ongoing China-US cold war. There’s no 6G as of yet, but there are a few ideas of what 6G is so far.

Here are the key takeaways of what is 6G to clear things up.

What is 6G?

Saying that 6G is the sixth generation wireless technology after the 5G network is an understatement.

6G is still a very early concept at the moment but what you should know about it is that it’s capable of any new development that 5G couldn’t.

As expected, 6G is going to be fast at a breakneck speed of about 95 Gigabytes per second (Gbps)! Imagine the daily dose of Internet you’ll take with that kind of speed.

What can 6G do?

There are only a few speculations of what 6G is capable of. If having a lightning speed of 95Gbps and lower latency are anything to go by, 6G could effortlessly support sophisticated technology such as automated cars.

Samsung is also suggesting it could make life-size 3D hologram displays on handheld devices possible as that would require 580Gbps data rates. It may also be possible for 6G to cover a human-sized hologram which would necessitate Terabytes per second (Tbps) to do so.

6G would mean more cutting-edge functionality in our devices. Imagine being able to control robots with a tap of our smartphone. 6G can make this a reality.

When will 6G come?

6G is still a concept and barely tangible. Samsung, however, bared that making a 6G standard will begin as early as next year and would be completed by 2028.

Samsung said we might be able to see 6G commercially rolling out around 2030. It’s a brand new Internet technology to look forward to in the next ten years.


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