Trump says he wants ā€˜5G, and even 6Gā€™ wireless tech. But what is 6G?

Following President Trump’s tweet about 5G and 6G technology, The Washington Post published an article highlighting that "so far, 6G exists largely as a theoretical concept and is a long way from being deployed in the real world." FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said at a wireless industry conference that, "No one knows yet what 6G will entail," but said it will "’feature terahertz-frequency networks and spatial multiplexing,’ referring to the use of short-range, high-frequency airwaves to carry lots of signals over the same bandwidth on a massive scale." Meanwhile, the wireless industry’s main trade group, CTIA, said it shares "the President’s commitment to leading the world in next-generation 5G wireless," and with the administration’s continued backing, "the U.S. wireless industry can bring more robust 5G networks to more communities faster."

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