Japan’s largest mobile operator NTT Docomo has launched a 6G network strategy. They want to become the leader in 6G technology, focusing on commercialization by 2030.
The operator today released a white paper, outlining its views on 5G evolution and 6G communication technology as well. The operator also pointed out that mobile communication systems usually develop to the next generation in about a decade.
Its report summarizes relevant technology concepts and various expected uses of the evolving 5G and the new 6G communications technology. Besides, this report also outlines the components and goals of technological performance.
According to the Japan Times, the Japanese government said earlier this week that it plans to develop a comprehensive strategy for future 6G networks in the coming months․ It is expected, which the Japanese government will set up an expert panel next week.
The paper cited sources from the Ministry of the Interior and Communications as saying that the group would invite representatives from the private sector and universities to discuss technological developments. At the same time, they will discuss possible implementation methods and policies.
Docomo, which started 5G research in 2010, said in a statement that it will promote collaboration between government, industry and academia, and different stakeholders. Docomo said that it would continue to research and develop its technology to enable further development of mobile communications.
Key research areas include the development of new frequency bands including terahertz․ In research also included the development of ultra-low energy consumption and ultra-low-cost communications.