In Pakistan we are crawling to 3G and 4 G Europe is going to 6G.
A European consortium is working on the technical feasibility of 6G.
“The world is becoming more and more interconnected. More and more data has to be transmitted, received and processed by a growing number of wireless devices – data throughput is consistently on the rise,” says TU Graz researcher Klaus Witrisal, an expert in wireless communication technology.
The research project started in January 2021.
Witrisal describes the approach: “We want to develop what we call RadioWeaves technology – a kind of antenna fabric that can be installed in any location of any size -for example, in the form of wall tiles or wallpaper. So entire wall surfaces can act as antenna radiators.”
With previous radio standards such as UMTS, LTE and currently 5G, signals are transmitted via base stations – i.e. antenna infrastructures that are permanently located at a specific position. The denser the network of fixed infrastructure, the higher the throughput (i.e. the amount of data that can be transmitted and processed in a given time window).
By 2024, the consortium aims to develop a first hardware demonstrator to experimentally validate the RadioWeaves technology.