Huawei announces 6G satellite launch in China

China: Huawei announced 6G satellite launch

Chinese technology giant Huawei is planning to launch two satellites with two Chinese partners in July this year, which will focus on verifying 6G network technologies that are currently under research and development.

 

According to Global Times, which is associated with the Communist Party of China’s official publication, the People’s Daily, said the satellites would test 6G network technologies.

Details of this launch have not been released so far as the company is currently focused on the core technologies such as networking and switching.

"The satellite launch, with the cooperation of Chinese network operator China Mobile and a national space firm, which has no details unveiled, has great significance for China's core technologies such as networking and switching, " said a digital blogger named Chang'an Shumajun.

As Huawei works on its 6G network layouts, it is to be noted that this technology is nearly 50 times faster and advanced in comparison to the 5G technology the global tech companies are trying to harness at this very moment.

The satellite move is natural as Huawei pushes ahead its layout on 6G networks, which is 50 times faster than 5G, Ma Jihua, a senior tech industry analyst based in Beijing, said Global Times.

Compared with the construction of 5G networks that rely on base stations to transmit signals, 6G networks, conveying higher frequencies, need using satellite for communications instead of base stations where there will be low penetrability, Ma explained.

Huawei's rotating chairman Xu Zhijun announced at Huawei global analysts conference held earlier this month that the Chinese tech giant will launch its 6G networks in 2030, and it will release a 6G white paper soon to explain to the industry what 6G is.

During a global 6G summit in 2019, Huawei had proposed its vision to launch more than 10,000 small satellites to provide 6G services covering the world.