Radio News: Get ready for 6G technology

Jun 02, 2022 11:33 pm

Karl Bode reports in Techdirt that 5G streaming technology has barely been installed in the United States and the hype for 6G technology has already begun. First, the story reports that the rollout of 5G technology in the United States has been slower than elsewhere. And even when 5G has been built out in the U.S. it is "actually slower than existing 4G networks" often. On the plus side, there is no evidence that 5G causes cancer or COVID-19, as some conspiracy theorists claim. Bode writes, "it’s pretty clear that the technology is more of a modest evolution than a revolution, and 5G hype overkill (largely driven by a desperate desire to rekindle lagging smartphone sales) is a far cry from reality." So take that all into account as you listen to corporate shills hype the 6G technology coming in 2030. "By the time quantum computing is maturing for commercial applications, we’re going to be talking about 6G,” Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark said. “By then, [2030], definitely the smartphone as we know it today will not anymore be the most common interface.” Read more about this story in Techdirt.