The government said Tuesday it will draw up a comprehensive strategy by this summer on future 6G wireless communications networks and set up a panel to discuss the matter later this month. The panel on 6G ultrafast communications networks that are expected to be introduced around 2030, succeeding 5G services to be available in Japan this spring, will discuss technological development, potential utilization methods and policies, according to the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. "The smooth introduction of standards for next-generation wireless communications networks is indispensable to boosting Japan's international competitiveness," communications minister Sanae Takaichi said at a news conference. Japan has lagged behind the United States and South Korea in launching 5G commercial services. As some other countries have already started discussions on how to utilize 6G technology, Tokyo aims to draft the strategy and lead standardization efforts.
Wireless communication is ubiquitous in the enterprise, just as you'll find it everywhere else, from your home to the stores in your local mall, and even on many airlines and passenger trains. This wide availability makes it easy to use wireless, but it also means that the threats to your security are vast. Fortunately, it is possible to keep your communications secure and your devices safe, but it can take some planning and some work. Compounding the complexity of the wireless landscape, there are many types of wireless communications that your organization can be using. The most common are WiFi and cellular communications, but as we'll see, there are plenty of others.
Well, if you're asking about "exactly," it doesn't exist yet. But the best answer to your question is probably that 5G is sort of a catch-all name to describe the next generation of carrier wireless technology that's going to be slinging tweets and videos and connected home signals from the internet to your smartphone or your smartwatch or, really, any smart object you've got handy. Haven't we had enough Gs? You see, 5G – like 4G, and the rest of the Gs, in fact – is entirely a marketing term, meant to give an overview of a certain generation of carrier wireless tech. Most of what we've got in this country that we refer to as 4G is called LTE, although regular LTE isn't quite 4G, according to standards groups, and LTE Advanced.