Chinese lab announces 6G speed breakthrough

Chinese lab announces 6G speed breakthrough

Chinese government-backed institute Purple Mountain Laboratories said that a research team had achieved a 6G-level wireless transmission up to a speed of 206.25 gigabits per second for the first time in a lab environment.

According to local media reports, the project was achieved through collaboration along with the country's telecom giants, including China Mobile and Fudan University.

The 6G speed recorded was about 10-20 times faster than the current 5G technology in China. The speed achieved claims to be a world record for real-time wireless transmission within the terahertz frequency band, which is considered to be the base for future 6G mobile communications, the reports said.

The speed achieved is a world record for real-time wireless transmission within the terahertz frequency band around 300GHz to 3THz, which is already considered to be the bedrock for the futuristic 6G mobile communications, based on the statement from Purple Mountain.

While countries in the other parts of the world are still rolling out the 5G technology, China is expected to see 6G technology enter its market around 2030, according to the Chinese telecom’s equipment giant Huawei, said the reports.

According to the lab, the achievement provides a range of application prospects, which include integration with existing fiber optical networks to expand 100-1,000Gbps outdoor and indoor ultra-high-speed wireless access. It could also “significantly” reduce costs and power consumption by “replacing the huge number of cables in the data centre, allowing a more efficient Internet communication.”


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