In a bid to gain early access to the future, South Korea’s Ministry of Info and Communication Tech announced on Monday that the country intends to debut the sixth-gen network service (6G network) in 2028.
This is two years earlier than the initial plan. It appears that the country is seeking to create a wireless frequency dominance.
According to the Ministry of Science and ICT, the South Korean gov will progress with the debut of 6G network services under the K-Network 2030 plan by securing top-tier 6G tech. It will also develop a software based next-gen mobile networks and bolster network supply chains.
The South Korean gov will also support the domestic production of materials, equipment, and components for 6G tech. Also, it will ensure the dev of an open radio access network (or RAN) that is compatible with all mobile devices. This will allow mobile operators and business owners to offer flexible services.
According to the ministry, a feasibility study is presently being conducted for a 6G core technology research and development initiative valued at 625.3 billion won ($482 million).
In order to satisfy the demand for faster and lower-latency wireless communications after the 5G network race, the advanced project hopes to assist the nation in staying ahead of the global competition for future network infrastructure.
South Korea’s 6G Network To Follow Its 5G Lead
South Korea was one of the first countries to launch the 5G network. It appears that for the 6G network, the country will do the same.
According to German analytics company IPlytics, South Korea is the leading 5G dev with a large number of 5G patents. In the past, the U.S. and Europe had a total control of 4G tech.
Just behind market winner China, which had 26.8% of all 5G patents last year, was Asia’s fourth-largest country (South Korea) with 25.9%. In the coming 6G network patent battle, the South Korean gov. has stated that it hopes to increase that 6G patent to 30% or higher.
The sixth-gen mobile communication standard, or 6G network, is also known as the 6G mobile communication system. The growth of of this network services will mostly be in IoT (Internet of Things).
The 6G network is still being developed. When related to 5G, 6G’s transfer capacity may be 100 times greater. Also, the network latency may drop from milliseconds to microseconds.