China Launches World’s First 6G Satellite

The world still hasn’t implemented 5G technology in full, and China went out and launched the first 6G satellite in orbit. The Asian country is known to be ahead of the curve, but this outdid all expectations regarding the mobile network. While we applaud the technological advancements, one can’t help but wonder what 6G exactly is.

The world’s first 6G satellite was launched by China into orbit just a few days ago. It was sent into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the Shanxi Province. The satellite was sent with a flock of 12 others.

What’s surprising is that the telecoms industry just started widely implementing the 5G network. It’s not even present in most countries around the world, and China has already ousted 6G. The technology is meant to go a step further from 5G in terms of speed and reliability. As a bonus, 6G will be able to scan for potential crop disasters from space and help prevent forest fires. While exciting, experts are wondering what its definition is.

Still Years Away

Just because the first 6G satellite was launched into orbit doesn’t mean that we have access to the tech. We’re still years away from the 6G network, with 5G yet to be implemented around the world.

The current 5G networks operate between 30 and 300 Gigahertz frequencies, 10 to 100 times higher than 4G. 6G is meant to trump that, but there’s still no official information by how much. One day, it will certainly replace and surpass 5G speeds as the technology improves. It’ll be exciting to see what governments and people think about it, considering the amount of controversy surrounding 5G networks.

Right now, we’re still years away from launching the first 6G network. It promises a lot, but we’re wondering if it can truly deliver.