China tests ultra-fast wireless internet speed up to 300Gbps, US fears being left behind in 6G race
Date: April 25, 2023
China has successfully tested ultra-fast wireless internet speed of up to 300 Gbps, which is 10 times faster than the current 5G standard, sparking concerns that the US may be left behind in the fast-paced 6G race.
Many countries worldwide are expanding their 5G mobile networks, with China leading the way, followed by Japan, the US, and India. However, research on 6G is underway, with China moving ahead in this direction. According to reports, China has tested ultra-fast wireless internet with download speeds of up to 300 Gbps, which is 10 times faster than the current 5G standard.
On the other hand, the US fears being left behind in the 6G race. Experts gathered at the White House last Friday to discuss the country’s concerns, with China successfully demonstrating wireless transmission by achieving 100 Gbps data speed at terahertz (THz) frequency levels.
Meanwhile, an organization named 25 has reported that its team has completed the first successful broadcast trial for 6G by real-time wireless transmission of data at terahertz frequency level. This proves that we will soon reach 6G technology, even though 5G technology has reached many countries worldwide. The quality of communication at the terahertz (THZ) frequency level is as good as communication through fiber.
China is leading the way in the development of 6G technology, with Liu Lihong, president and CEO of China Unicom, announcing China’s 6G timeline at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland. Liu stated that the initial 6G “application scenario” would be introduced in China by 2025. However, the commercial launch of 6G in China is not expected to happen before 2030.
Terahertz frequencies pose problems faced by carriers when attempting to set up a 5G connection in the MMWave band (24 GHz to 100 GHz) since terahertz signals do not travel long distances and have difficulty penetrating through clouds and fog. However, terahertz communication allows wireless transmission to be as good as a transmission made on fiber. Terahertz is becoming one of the most critical technologies when discussing 6G due to its large broadcast bandwidth and fast transmission speed.
Conclusion: China has tested ultra-fast wireless internet speed of up to 300 Gbps, ten times faster than the current 5G standard. While the US fears being left behind in the 6G race, an organization has already completed the first successful broadcast trial for 6G by real-time wireless transmission of data at the terahertz frequency level. China is leading the way in developing 6G technology, with the initial application scenario expected to be introduced by 2025 and commercial launch by 2030.
Attribution: South China Morning Post, Gizmochina, Terahertz.
Tags: 5G, 6G, China, US, wireless internet, terahertz.
CTA: Stay tuned for more updates on the latest advancements in 5G and 6G technology.