What is the News?
The Government of India has asked the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) to begin developing 6G and other futuristic technologies to catch up with the global market in time.
What is 6G Technology?
6G (sixth-generation wireless) is the successor to 5G cellular technology. 6G networks will be able to use higher frequencies than 5G networks and provide substantially higher capacity and much lower latency.
Features of 6G Technology
Advantages of 6G Technology
Much Higher Data Rate: 6G is expected to support data rates of 1 terabyte per second. This level of capacity and latency will extend the performance of 5G applications and expand the scope of capabilities to support innovative applications in wireless connectivity, cognition, sensing and imaging.
Much Lower Latency: 5G will reduce latency to 1 millisecond. The ultra-low latency will boost the performance of many real-time applications. But 6th generation wireless communication technology will reduce the user experienced latency to less than 0.1 milliseconds
Network Reliability and Accuracy: 6G will beat 5G in the categories of network coverage and network reliability. The 6G will provide enhanced connection density. This will make a large number of connected devices interact with each other in real-time.
AI-Driven Wireless Communication Tools: 6G will transform wireless communication by leveraging Artificial Intelligence(AI).
Emphasis On Energy-Efficiency: The 6G technology will contribute towards environmental sustainability by making the network perform optimally without consuming extra energy. 6G aims to enhance the energy efficiency of the telecom network by 2 times in comparison to 5G.
Source: This post is based on the article “Telecom secretary asks C-DoT to work on 6G, launches Quantum Communication Lab” published in Economic Times on 11th October 2021.