Bosch Drives 6G Development through Nokia partnership.
Bosch Drives 6G Development – Bosch and Nokia have announced that they will expand the alliance they entered into in 2017 to develop industrial IoT solutions in the area of 5G to address new 6G technology.
6G will enable extremely high data rates of up to 1 terabit per second, with very low latency in the order of some 100 microseconds – which is 4 times faster than a lightning strike. With the help of digital twins, this will for instance make it possible to monitor and simulate real-world manufacturing processes in a virtual world with no temporal and spatial restrictions. Experts predict that the first 6G standard will be completed by 2028.
Bosch and Nokia are conducting joint research on the next generation of networks and investigating how to use future 6G networks for both communications and sensors. Bosch is currently contributing its expertise and experience to 5 publicly funded projects covering communications and sensor-based environment recognition across a range of verticals.
“6G will be much more than just an infrastructure for connectivity; it will greatly increase the efficiency of autonomous driving cars, smart cities, and connected industries,” said Dr. Andreas Müller, who bundles and manages 6G activities at Bosch.
Bosch Drives 6G Development
Among other things, the next generation of mobile communications will integrate new functionalities similar to radar sensors. With 6G, it will be possible to detect the position of objects in the network’s coverage area – without these objects having to be equipped with a radio module.
6G planners hope to deliver an always-on data rate of 1000Gbps with double the spectral efficiency of 5G while using half the power. 6G developers plan on modulating data onto waves in the terahertz range where there’s plenty of space. There’s a reason there’s plenty of space – THz signals have tiny wavelengths, seriously reducing range.
Other things planned for 6G include split channel frequencies and time slots, which could double spectrum efficiency, the implementation of mesh networking, instead of the hub architecture of 5G. 6G is also hoping to achieve latency of less than 1ms, to allow near real time virtual communications of video without local processing, but how this will be achieved is yet to be established.
A successful 6G network would allow cyber fusion, smart clothing, self-managing buildings, connected robotics, automated vehicles and plenty more. You can read more about 6G here and see more SEN news here.
“Bosch Drives 6G Development through Nokia partnership.”