Huawei Rotating Chairman Xu Zhijun: 6G will be on the market around 2030, investment has started in 2017

According to the information, on September 10, Huawei released an email from the company’s president, signed by the company’s rotating chairman Xu Zhijun. The content was Xu Zhijun’s preface to the book “The New Journey of 6G Wireless Communications”.

Xu Zhijun predicts that 6G will be put on the market around 2030. Huawei is willing to conduct extensive discussions with the industry and industries and companies that may need 6G in the future, and jointly look forward to and define 6G. Xu Zhijun believes that the definition of 6G requires much more effort from the industry than in any previous generation.

Xu Zhijun writes a preface for the book “The New Journey of 6G Wireless Communication”

We expect that 6G will be put on the market around 2030. By then, what kind of 6G will the market usher in is a question that the entire industry will have to answer together in the next ten years. Whether we can answer this question well, satisfy consumers, satisfy the industry and enterprises, satisfy the society, and satisfy the industry is a new test for the entire industry.

From an application perspective, 5G has opened the prelude to the integration of wireless communications into thousands of industries with unprecedented depth and breadth. Organizations jointly established by the mobile communications industry and vertical industries such as 5GAA (5G Automotive Alliance) and 5G-ACIA (5G Industrial Interconnection and Automation Alliance), on the one hand, enable 5G to be defined to meet the unique needs of these vertical industries; on the other hand, With the progress of commercialization, more and more innovation needs that 5G cannot meet have also been stimulated. The resulting 5.5G will continue to increase, but it will undoubtedly stimulate more new innovations that need 6G to meet. need. Insight into these innovative needs is critical to 6G, which means that vertical industries must be integrated into the definition of 6G with the same unprecedented depth and breadth. After decades of iterative development, 5G technology has reached a very high level in meeting and creating consumer needs. 5.5G will further maximize the capabilities of 5G core technologies. In the next few years, the definition and deployment of 5.5G and the research and definition of 6G will be carried out at the same time. Whether 6G can surpass and how much surpass will be tested will be the imagination and creativity of the entire industry.

From a technical point of view, each generation of mobile communication technology has never existed in isolation, but needs to learn from, absorb and develop in coordination with contemporary technologies. Today, mobile communication is undoubtedly quite successful, but we should not forget the detours we have gone through. The choice of 3G transmission technology has experienced the twists and turns of ATM and then to IP. The 4G era has given great attention to the integration of IT and CT. Big expectations, the same expectations have continued into the 5G era, but they have not yet reached expectations, and the industry is still exploring. The technological environment facing 6G is more complex, and cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, edge computing, heterogeneous computing, and endogenous security will all have an impact. Whether 6G can make a scientific choice, learn from what should be borrowed, and absorb what should be absorbed, so that 6G becomes more valuable because of these diversified technologies, rather than just becoming more complex and bloated, and it requires the entire ICT industry to base itself. In the spirit of science, continuous extensive and in-depth discussions will test the foresight and determination of the entire industry.

From an industrial perspective, 6G has had to face a complex macro environment from the beginning of its research phase. After more than 40 years of development from 1G to 5G, the mobile communications industry has been relatively mature and is no longer a fast-growing industry. The scale effect of deepening cooperation is more important than ever, but the geopolitical turmoil and deglobalization Trends are bringing obstacles and challenges to industrial cooperation. Greater innovation is the only way for the mobile communications industry to break through the development bottleneck. At the same time, the entire society’s attention to technological ethics has risen to an unprecedented level. Only when a balance is achieved between the two can mobile communications better benefit human society. . Mobile communication has long become an indispensable part of people’s daily life and work. The industry’s choices today will affect the development path in the next 10 to 20 years. Responding to these challenges will allow the mobile communications industry to develop continuously and healthily, and allow people to continue to enjoy the convenience brought by mobile communications. It is a test of the sense of mission and political wisdom of the entire industry.

It is not difficult to see that the definition of 6G requires much more effort from the industry than in any previous generation. The sudden new crown epidemic has also added obstacles to necessary communication and cooperation. In this sense, ten years are long and long, and short is indeed short. Whether the industry can deliver satisfactory answers in 2030 depends largely on whether our process of defining 6G is open enough, whether the participants in the definition are sufficiently diversified, whether communication is sufficient, and whether the defined 6G vision is attractive enough ,and many more. This is exactly the purpose of this book. While Huawei continues to promote the commercial use of 5G, it also started investing in 6G research in 2017. This book comprehensively expounds Huawei’s research findings on 6G. We hope that our sharing can inspire more people, more companies, and more industries, and think about 6G more deeply from a broader perspective. Huawei is also willing to conduct extensive discussions with the industry and the industries and enterprises that may need 6G in the future, and jointly look forward to 6G and jointly define 6G.



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