According to a report released on Monday by the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT, South Korea will build its own 6G network in 2028, employing cutting-edge technologies and creative software-based mobile networks while bolstering network supply chains.
In order to support the construction of the 6G network, the South Korean government will grant incentives to domestic enterprises that manufacture materials, components, and equipment. It also intends to strengthen its supply chain in order to support the network.
In addition, a feasibility study into the principles of 6G technology is now underway. The project is expected to cost KRW 625.3 billion (about $482 million).
With this project, South Korea intends to set a precedent for the rest of the globe in the development of 6G technology. South Korea, Asia’s fourth-largest economy, accounted for 25.9% of all 5G patents in 2022, while China accounted for 26.8%.
The South Korean government aims to own at least 30% more patents for 6G technology than its competitors.
According to Zhang Yongtao, deputy general manager of Ericsson China Technology Department, the convergence of the virtual and physical worlds offered by 6G will make holographic communication a reality.
We can only hope that 6G does not overpromise and underdeliver, as did 5G, which has yet to come in many locations and isn’t even running reliably in those where it is.
The government of Pakistan has vowed to launch 5G by June of this year, though it is unclear whether the official launch will take place on that day. The PTA has previously released advice on how to prepare your devices for 5G use before the network goes live.