Apple, Google Join the 6G Alliance

   American technology giants, including Apple, Google, and Intel, have just joined the Next G Alliance, an alliance with the goal of promoting 6G mobile networks.
   According to LightReading, the Next G Alliance is scheduled to hold its first meeting next week. This group is led by the Telecommunication Industry Solutions Alliance (ATIS), an organization that develops technical and operational standards for the telecommunications industry, headquartered in Washington (USA).
   The Next G Alliance's goal is to "elevate North America's mobile technology leadership in 6G and beyond over the next decade, while building and solidifying the current 5G foundation". In addition to Apple, Google and Intel, the organization also includes Charter Communications, Cisco, HP, Intel, Keysight Technologies, LG Electronics, Mavenir, Miter, and VMware as members.
"As the world explores the opportunities from 6G, the United States must take timely and critical action to ensure its position at the forefront of innovation and growth in this network," said Susan Miller, head of ATIS. . "The old leadership models will not work in the future due to the geopolitical context. If we really want to assert leadership, the US needs to act in a new way."
   The US and China are competing fiercely in many fields, including telecommunications. Both have recently been racing to develop 5G, and at the same time have made the first moves to prepare for 6G. China recently announced that it has completed construction of nearly 700,000 5G base stations and launched its first 6G research satellite.
   Observers say that political tensions between the US and China could polarize the world on telecommunications, thereby leading to different 6G standards. The bottom line here is that 6G phones for US users will not be compatible with China's 6G network and vice versa, thereby slowing down the speed of global communications.
   6G technology is considered as the foundation for an intelligent era, where AI and robots become an essential part of life. Future 6G connectivity will not only help people interact with each other, but also help connect devices with devices thanks to the ability to transmit data at high speed. This network is expected to be 100 times faster than 5G.