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Looking Beyond the 5G Horizon to the 6G Future

The new 5G networks are almost here, but some think it is not too early to think ahead to 6G.
September 28, 2018, 6am PDT | Camille Fink
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Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission recently talked about the future of 6G at an event held by Politico. She said 6G networks will be a thousand times faster than 5G and connected to all the technology devices people use, reports Chris Teale.

With 5G networks just rolling out this year, Rosenworcel’s promotion of 6G may seem a little premature.“But it is something that she has encouraged industry leaders and governments to look toward, and has suggested that blockchain could help with dynamic spectrum sharing, another use for a developing technology that is rapidly becoming a useful tool for cities,” says Teale.

Rosenworcel added that the United States at one point had deployed half of the 4G in the world, which contributed to the rapid development of the app-based gig economy here. Teale says that China and South Korea have led 5G and so this push is important to get the United States to the forefront of 6G, even if it seems far off.

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Published on Monday, September 24, 2018 in Smart Cities Dive
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