While Jio is yet to launch 5G services in India, Jio’s subsidiary Estonia has already started working on 6G. Jio Estonia has announced that it will work with the University of Oulu to explore next-generation 6G networks that will enable future wireless end-to-end solutions for a wide range of user requirements. Let us tell you, 6G will have 100 times more speed than 5G.
6G will be 100 times faster than 5G
The company did not disclose its plans going forward, but noted that “this partnership will promote 3D connected intelligence in both industry and academia in aerial and space communications, holographic beamforming, cyber security, micro-electronics and photonics.” The 6G network will offer speeds up to 100 times faster than 5G, which means the downlink speed will be as high as 1,000 Gbps for seamless data transmission.
The focus will be on these sectors
Jio 6G will also have an impact on manufacturing, defense and industrial machinery. This network will be present with 5G and will cover a wide range of consumers and enterprises. In terms of technology, 6G will be much better than 5G. It will aim to bring cell-free MIMO, intelligent surfaces and higher capacity through terahertz frequencies along with faster speeds and better connectivity.
Research going on in many countries
Ayush Bhatnagar, Senior Vice President, Jio Platforms, said, “The initial investment in 6G research and capacities with Olu University can complement Jio Lab’s capabilities in 5G and bring 6G to life.” There is not enough data to prove it, but it is believed that the speed of 6G will be 100 times faster than 5G. Samsung has envisioned speeds of up to 1,000 Gbps for this next generation network, whose research and development has already started in countries like China and Germany.
6G may be launched by 2025
While 6G launch is not expected until at least 2025, India is confident of indigenously developing and deploying 6G technology by the end of 2023 or 2024. Minister of Communications Ashwini Vaishnav has said that “6G development has already started”.