S. Korea to launch 6G project in 2026
The South Korean government will invest 200 billion won for five years from 2021 en route to launching a 6G mobile services pilot project in 2026.
The target is for commercializing 6G services between 2028 and 2030.
The 6G mobile services are 50 times faster than 5G.
Prime Minister Chung Se-kyun finalized the government’s R&D strategy for future mobile telecommunication at a science and technology-related ministers meeting.
The strategy consists of laying R&D and industry foundations, preemptive development of next-generation technologies, and securing standard and high value-added patents.
The government will focus on the six key areas of hyper-performance, hyper-space, hyper-intelligence, hyper-bandwidth, hyper-precision, and hyper-trust to preemptively secure next-generation technology.
The target is to achieve a transmission speed of one-terabyte-per-second data, five times faster than 5G mobile services, and reduce delay time to one-tenth of 5G services.
The 6G communication services would also be available up to 10 km above the ground.
The government selected five areas for the pilot project: digital healthcare, immersive content, self-driving cars, smart cities, and smart factories.