• Sophia Woo

The European Union is already preparing for 6G with the Hexa-X Project led by Nokia

Updated: 2 days ago

Nokia's New Complex

Project code name: Hexa-X. A project dedicated to the development of 6G, funded by the European Union under its Horizon 2020 program for research and innovation. The project is led by the Finnish

telecommunications giant Nokia. Twenty-two telecom heavyweights of nine different nationalities are joining in this global race for a new 6th generation network infrastructure.

With speeds 50 times higher than 5G, permanent access, and reduced energy consumption, among the craziest uses envisaged for this network of the future is the use of "digital twins" perfectly replicating objects, machines, humans in the form of avatars, even able to simulate in 3D places, such as offices or factories with the possibility of interacting remotely with its virtual environment.

The European Union is not alone in sharing its vision of 6G with the rest of the world. China has already put into orbit last November a satellite that is entirely dedicated to it. Korean equipment manufacturer Samsung is also preparing for the next telecommunications network.

For their part, The Americans founded their industrial group. But this time Europe intends not to be left behind neither by Asia nor by the United States as was the case with 5G. but to send its digital twin to work for us, we will have to wait about 10 years. The next telecommunications network will be operational around 2030.



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