6G network to be available by 2030 – Nokia’s CEO
While many part of the world is yet to even experience the 5G network, the next-gen 6G network is already making headlines in the technology space. Qualcomm, Apple, Google, and LG are among some companies committed to the development of this technology. However, now it seems Nokia has also join the party.
Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark, while speaking at World Economic Forum in Davos, claimed that the 6G mobile network will be operational by the end of this decade.
Speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos Tuesday, the Nokia CEO stated that 6G mobile networks will be commercially available by 2030. This timeline closely corresponds to when Huawei anticipates the technology to be available on the market. Lundmark, however, doesn’t believe that smartphones will be the most “common interface”.
“By then, definitely the smartphone as we know it today will not anymore be the most common interface,” Lundmark said.
“Many of these things will be built directly into our bodies.” He didn’t go into much detail about exactly how or what this will seem like but he went on to say that by 2030, there will be a “digital twin of everything,” which will necessitate “huge computational resources.”
Companies have already started investing greatly in 6G. Some of the world’s biggest tech giants are seen to participate and even collaborate on this next-generation technology. One such example is Qualcomm, Apple, Google, and LG who are among the members of one 6G working group. Meanwhile, a great number of users have still not transitioned from 4G to 5G. Especially in some parts of India, where people are yet to experience the true speed of the 4G network.
As of now, we don’t know how fast 6G is going to be, the speed will be defined by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in the near future. However, it is estimated to be around 100 times faster than 5G.