CHINA - Work on 6G to Start in 2020

Arno Froese

With firms looking to begin 5G roll outs [in 2019], China is planning to start work on 6G. Su Xin, head of the IMT-2020 working group of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that a concept study has already started and that research and development work is due to start in 2020 ahead of a commercial launch in 2030.

According to Securities Times, the proposed 6G network could deliver speeds of up to 1Tbps. While that sort of speed seems like overkill today, it’s not clear what sort of media formats we’ll have in the future and they could be much larger in terms of their file size.

IDC reported that 5G infrastructure will bring in revenues of up to $26 billion in 2022 alone. With that sort of money, players such as Nokia, Samsung, and Ericsson will be able to invest heavily in developing 6G during the next decade.

Arno's commentary

In the West, it is generalized that China is a nation of copycats. That indeed may be true to some degree, but we now realize that China has begun to be the leader. Here in the United States, China’s 5G is desperately fought against. But several European countries have already welcomed this new technology.

Here we do well to recall recent history. Google tells us that “work on the new Crown model…Toyopet began in 1952.” It was a laughing stock in the United States. Today, however, according to reliable testing data, Japanese cars virtually dominate the top spots in many categories of vehicles. “Made in Japan” is now a trusted brand, highly respected the world over. Will communist China follow in Japan’s footsteps? Time will tell.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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