The government also has plans to launch 5G spectrum, known in Japan as local 5G, which will help equip enterprises, local governments, and other organizations to utilize the wireless connectivity based on LTE and 5G technologies to create local private, credible networks.
FREMONT, CA: Japan is drawing up extensive critical plans for 6G wireless connectivity, expecting it for introduction around 2030. Despite its weak launching to the 5G network, the country is already making headway in planning and developing this future technology. The Japanese government promised 220 billion yen last year to promote private sector organizations that are conducting researches in 6G technology. The advantage of 6G connectivity compared to 5G connectivity will possibly include extensive security measures, faster data transmission, and ability to connect multiple devices smoothly, and reduce power consumption.
The 5G network in Japan did not gain momentum as quickly as anticipated and fell behind the United States, China, and South Korea. Although 5G commercial services in Japan did not pan out well, the government plans on setting up a panel which will include representatives from the private sector and university researchers where they will emphasize on policies, technological development, and potential utilization case.
The government also has plans to launch 5G spectrum, known in Japan as local 5G, which will help equip enterprises, local governments, and other organizations to utilize the wireless connectivity based on LTE and 5G technologies to create local private, credible networks. It will be used in limited sites such as selected hospitals, factories, and farmlands and can also be used to operate machines, cameras, and drones remotely. The network will be assigned different frequencies from those used by mobile operators.
Other countries have already started discussions on how to utilize 6G services. With Finland already developing 6G technology since 2018 and China announcing that they will be starting 6G researches and development last year, Japan joins the race in the evolution of wireless connectivity by planning to launch 6G networks in the next ten years.