China's 6G Technology Progress and Future Outlook

TapTechNews July 4th news, according to the Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily, during the Digital Economy Innovation and Development Forum of the 2024 Global Digital Economy Conference held today, Liu Guangyi, the chief 6G expert of China Mobile Research Institute, gave a speech.

Liu Guangyi said that the 6G technology is gradually approaching the research stage of technical standard setting, industrial promotion and application cultivation, and is expected to have commercial availability in 2030. At that time (application scenarios), it will go beyond the traditional communication scope and form extensive application scenarios in fields such as unmanned aerial vehicles and household robots. At the same time, he disclosed the expected timeline related to 6G technology as follows:

Around June 2025: It is expected to start the standard development of 6G technology.

In the second half of 2029: It is expected to release the first 6G standard.

Around 2030: The 6G technology will have commercial availability.

According to TapTechNews' previous report, on April 18 this year, Zhao Zhiguo, the spokesman and chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, introduced that 5G is now evolving towards 5GA or 5.5G, and at the same time will accelerate the R & D efforts of 6G and 10-gigabit optical networks. In the next step, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will focus on the primary task of high-quality development to further consolidate and enhance the competitive advantage and leading position of the information and communication industry.