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Following the unveiling of 5G in the UK in 2019, experts are already projecting that 6G could be used for VR platforms.
Telecommunications company Ericsson has pledged to invest millions in the UK to focus on 6G research. Ericsson revealed its plans towards 6G connectivity while noting its financial commitment of tens of millions of pounds. According to the company, the investment will linger for a period of 10 years in the UK without specifying the exact amount of money that would go into the vision.
Ericsson Announces Investment in 6G Research
Under the project, Ericsson will research the coming 6G connectivity, its features, and possible uses. The company will consist of researchers, Ph.D. students, and other academics that would impact the new program. With the financial commitment and able hands on deck, Ericsson expects 6G to be available in the 2030s. 5G connectivity rolled out in the UK in 2019 and in some other parts of the world. The history of 5G is incomplete without mentioning the conspiracy theory about Covid that went around in 2020 during the heat of the pandemic.
Following the unveiling of 5G in the UK in 2019, experts are already projecting that 6G could be used for VR platforms. Experts predict that the coming 6th generation network could power the metaverse and other autonomous infrastructure systems.
The Chief Executive Officer at Ericsson UK, Katherine Ainley, stated:
“Our vision for a more connected, safer and sustainable world is one that is shared by the UK Government, and we look forward to working together with network operators, industries and academia to develop international standards that will move us even closer to achieving seamless global connectivity and truly groundbreaking innovation.”
The CEO added that the UK Government had embarrassed the company’s 6G vision. Ainley quoted the Culture Secretary, Michelle Donelan, who said that the project signifies significant confidence in the nation’s innovative telecoms sector. Donelan also talked about the potential jobs the research will create and the support it will provide for Ph.D. students who will come on board. Also, she said the Ericsson 6G research would affect the future of telecommunications in the UK and beyond. The Culture Secretary continued:
“Our mission is to lead the world in developing next-generation network tech, and we will soon publish a strategy outlining how we harness 6G to deliver more people and business.”
Furthermore, Ericsson UK CEO, boasted of the company’s more than 120 years of relationship with the UK. The executive said the new investment shows the continuous effort to ensure the UK remains a global leader in technology and industries of the future.
Ericsson will work with other network operators, industries, and more talent on the 6G connectivity research.