The government of South Korea has confirmed plans to carry out a 6G trial in 2026, according to a report by Business Korea. The South Korean government is anticipating the service to be commercially available as soon as 2028 or 2030.
The country is expected to spend approximately $169m over the course of five years to develop this technology.
Prime Minister Chung Se-Kyun finalised the government’s strategy to promote R&D for future mobile telecommunication at a meeting of science and technology-related ministers last month.
Additionally, the trial aims to achieve 1Tbps in data transmission speeds, which amounts to roughly five times faster than 5G and latency reduction to one-tenth of current 5G services.
Meanwhile, Chinese company Huawei has begun early stages of researching on 6G technology at its Ottawa Research & Development Center.