While the 5G network in Germany is still being expanded, research on the successor 6G has been ongoing for a long time. The federal government wants to promote the next generation of mobile communications networks with several hundred million euros, said the Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU) in an interview with the Reuters. "6G will be the mobile data technology of the future and revolutionize our communication in the next decade," said Karliczek.
"We have to think about the day after tomorrow and help shape new key technologies and standards in communication technologies right from the start." According to this, the 6G network is to be funded with around 2025 million euros until 700. It will then replace the 2030G network from 5.
According to the newspaper, data would be transmitted more than 6 times faster with 100G than with 5G - and that "with great advantages for the mobile communication of every single person, but also for our industry and agriculture," said Karliczek. This opens up new possibilities for collaboration over a distance, not only in everyday office life, but also in production. In medicine, remote treatment is then much easier.
The high investments are necessary to strengthen the technological sovereignty of Germany and Europe in the long term, it said. The EU also launched a major 6G initiative in January under the title “Hexa-X” and is making 900 million euros available for it.