China has put the world’s first 6G satellite into orbit. The 5G has not even fully established itself worldwide and the first steps to the 6G technology are already a reality. A few weeks ago Samsung published its vision of the 6G as well as its plans to work on the development of this technology, Huawei, for its part, has also made public that they are already working on the 6G network as well as other companies such as Xiaomi, however, in China, they have already put the first 6G satellite in orbit.
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China has put the world’s first 6G satellite into orbit
Through social networking, China University of Electronics, Science and Technology announced that the first 6G satellite was put into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province, China.
There is no mention that Huawei, Xiaomi or any other Chinese company is participating in the research, but either way, this is a warning to the United States, who had set out (or at least that was what Donald Trump was looking for) to win the 6G race.
The satellite has been put into orbit to begin exploring the frequency bands in which the 6G will be able to operate, so we are talking about many more years to see this technology in a much more grounded way.
The idea of the research is to move from Gigahertz frequencies to Terahertz (THz), so this satellite will seek to start testing in a THz spectrum because with the 6G wet could reach speeds 100 times higher than the 5G ultra-wideband, in addition, its latency would be even lower, hence the new network technology is sought to go in a much wider spectrum and not yet exploited.
In any case, it is expected that the 6G network will arrive within 8 years, in other words, the first commercial networks with 6G should begin to appear sometime in 2028, so the massive commercialization of the 6G network could take place until 2030, something “normal” considering that new generation networks take years to implement since it is not so easy to make the transition from one network to another, which is why there are two types of 5G networks; SA and NSA, where the latter are the most popular today because they use the infrastructure of 4G networks to operate, in the future there will only be 5G SA networks. One way or another, China has put the world’s first 6G satellite into orbit and this is very exciting for technology enthusiasts.