Google and Apple are already thinking about the future: they join the 6G alliance

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The deployment of 5G is underway in Spain for a long time, although it has intensified since September. In other countries the new network is being deployed as well, although it will not be until 2021 when it is really ready around the world. Despite this, the industry already has its sights set on 6G, also Google and Apple.

Countries such as Japan or South Korea have already set dates for the deployment of the 6G, which will not take place until 2030. Also in the United States they are already thinking about its deployment, because Google and Apple have joined the Next G Alliance, a group that seeks to promote 6G in the United States.

Google and Apple are already thinking about 6G

Google and Apple

Both Google and Apple join weeks after launching their first 5G phones on the market, being in fact one of the last companies in the segment to have a compatible phone. Both are now joining the Next G Alliance, a group where companies in the sector will join forces to work on advancing 6G in the United States in the next decade.

Other companies that are already in this association or group are: Charter Communications, Cisco, HPE, Intel, Keysight Technologies, LG Electronics, Mavenir, MITER, and VMWare, AT&T Bell Canada, Ciena, Ericsson, Facebook, Interdigital, JMA Wireless, Microsoft, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Telus, Telnyx, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon. We meet many well-known names in the sector.

So far, only brands like Samsung have talked about the 6G, its advantages and its possible plans. Also Chinese brands such as Xiaomi or Huawei, although in the case of the second, their current veto prevents them from using 5G, which also prevents them from joining groups like the Next G Alliance. The fear that relations between the United States and China will not improve could cause us to have two different or incompatible deployments.

There is practically a decade until the deployment of 6G will begin, although it will also depend on each country. At least you can see that key firms in this segment like Google and Apple already have their sights set on the future.

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