(Yicai Global) Nov. 7 -- China's science and technology ministry has formed an expert team to start work on sixth-generation wireless telecom technology research and development, marking the official launch of 6G, the ministry said on its website yesterday.
The move, which follows hard on the heels of China's inauguration of its fifth-generation network, shows the country is not content to rest on its tech laurels.
The ministry and the country's National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Academy of Sciences and Natural Science Foundation held a 6G technology R&D kick-off meeting in Beijing on Nov. 3.
These government bureaus appointed a national 6G technology R&D panel at their meeting to drive the project.
This group consists of 37 experts from universities, research institutes and tech companies who are mainly tasked with drafting the 6G research blueprint and conducting technical demonstrations, as well as offering advice on major decisions.
The Ministry of Science and Technology will work with other relevant agencies and the expert team to gauge the feasibility of their 6G R&D plans in the next stage.
Editor: Ben Armour