According to reports, Japan is setting up a fund to support research on the next-generation 6G wireless network.
Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will allocate 66.2 billion yen (about 450 million U.S. dollars) in the second supplementary corrected budget for fiscal 2023. The fund will be established at the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology to provide financial support for research and development in the coming years.
According to the current blueprint, the communication speed of 6G technology is expected to provide more than 10 times faster than the current 5G standard. It is said that this technology can reduce power consumption compared with 5G and help to promote carbon reduction work, and it is expected to be launched/commercialized around 2030.
It is reported that China’s Huawei, Sweden’s Ericsson and Finland’s Nokia control more than 70% of the global mobile base station market. Although Japanese companies are competitive in some of the components used in these base stations, they are currently unable to gain a foothold in the field.