Vision for 6G Communication Services By 2030

  • 25 Mar 2023

Recently, the Indian Prime Minister unveiled India’s vision for 6G communication services, with plans to roll out the technology by 2030.

  • The Bharat 6G project will be implemented in two phases and overseen by an apex council.
  • The council's tasks include standardisation, identifying spectrum usage, developing ecosystems, and financing research and development.
  • The government aims to enable research and development of 6G technologies by Indian startups, research bodies, and universities.
  • The goal is to become a leading global supplier of intellectual property, products, and affordable 6G telecom solutions.
  • 6G is expected to offer ultra-high-speed internet with speeds up to 100 times faster than 5G and ultra-low latency with speeds up to 1 Tbps.
  • Potential use cases for 6G include remote-controlled factories, self-driven cars, and smart wearables.
  • Sustainability will be prioritized due to the significant carbon footprint of battery-powered communication devices.
  • The government will prioritize research involving industry, academia, and service providers.
  • The research will range from theoretical and simulation studies to proof-of-concept prototypes, demonstrations, and early market interventions through startups.

Low latency refers to the amount of time it takes for a data packet to travel from one point to another on a network. In other words, it is the delay between when a user sends a request or action and when the network responds to that action. A low latency network has minimal delay, providing fast and real-time responses.