During a panel discussion in Davos, Switzerland, Nokia’s CEO said that 6G networks will be available by 2030. Its speed is estimated to be 100 times that of 5G networks.
While 5G networks are not yet available worldwide, the next generation of 6G networks are starting to make headlines in the tech scene. Qualcomm, Apple, Google, and LG are among several companies that have committed to the development of this technology.
However, now it seems Nokia is also joining in. Nokia CEO, Pekka Lundmark, while speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, claimed that 6G mobile networks will be operational by the end of this decade.
Reporting from Gizmochina (30/5), Pekka Lundmark stated that 6G mobile networks will be commercially available in 2030. This timeline is very suitable at a time when Huawei anticipates the technology will be available in the market. Pekka, however, is not sure that mobile will be the most common interface.
“At that time, surely mobile phones as we know them today will no longer be the most common interface,” said Pekka. “A lot of these things will be built right into our bodies.” He didn’t go into further detail about how or what this would look like, but he went on to say that by 2030, there will be a “digital twin of everything,” which will require “huge computing resources.”
Companies have started investing heavily in 6G. Some of the world’s biggest tech giants are seen participating and even collaborating in this next-generation technology. One example is Qualcomm, Apple, Google, and LG which are members of a 6G working group. Meanwhile, a large number of users still haven’t switched from 4G to 5G.
As of now, there is no further information on how fast 6G connectivity will be. The speed will be determined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in the near future. However, it is estimated to be about 100 times faster than 5G.