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“Data technology of the future”: the federal government is investing millions in funding 6G


“Data technology of the future”
The federal government is investing millions in funding 6G

Users are still unable to surf at 5G speeds everywhere in Germany – the expansion has been slow for a long time. In 2030, an even faster mobile communications standard is to be rolled out across the board: 6G. The federal government promises this and announces a subsidy in the millions.

The federal government wants to support the next generation of mobile communications networks with several hundred million euros. “6G will be the mobile data technology of the future and will revolutionize our communication in the next decade”, Research Minister Anja Karliczek told the “Handelsblatt”. “We have to think about the day after tomorrow and help shape new key technologies and standards in communication technologies right from the start.”

Accordingly, the 6G network is to be funded with around 700 million euros until 2025. It will then replace the 5G network from 2030. According to the newspaper, 6G would transfer data more than 100 times faster than 5G – “with great advantages for mobile communication for every single person, but also for our industry and agriculture,” said Karliczek. This opens up new possibilities for collaboration over a distance, not only in everyday office life, but also in production.

In medicine, remote treatment is then much easier. The high investments are necessary to strengthen the technological sovereignty of Germany and Europe in the long term, it said. The EU also launched a major 6G initiative in January under the title “Hexa-X” and is making 900 million euros available for it.

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