China has successfully launched the world’s first 6G satellite into space this week to test the technology.
According to Russia Today report, the world nowhere near complete to rollout of 5G networks but China is already looking ahead to what comes next.
The first 6G satellite that has been launched into space is containing sixth-generation telecommunications technology, The satellite was launched into Earth’s orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China’s northern Shanxi Province on Friday.
The reports revealed that the satellite was launched into space along with 12 other satellites on board a Long March 6 carrier rocket and has been named after the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. The satellite also carries an optical remote sensing system that can monitor for crop disasters, and prevent flooding and forest fires.
The satellite will be used to verify the performance of the 6G frequency band in space, while 6G technology is believed to still be in its infancy and it is expected to be over 100 times faster than 5G.