Yu Chengdong, executive vice president of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., and CEO of Consumer Terminals, accepted an interview with CCTV and talked about Huawei’s 6G technology. Yu Chengdong said that Huawei is already developing 6G. It is estimated that it will take another 10 years. Currently, it is also doing technical research and standard research. It has not yet reached the commercial stage.
In 2009, Huawei invested US$600 million to launch 5G technology and standards research in 2009. After 2016, it invested an additional US$1.4 billion to accelerate the development of end-to-end 5G commercial products. At this point, Huawei has taken the lead in investing 2 billion US dollars in 5G research and development, exceeding the total investment of 5G research and development of major equipment suppliers in the United States and Europe.
According to the 5G standard-essential patent report published by European ETSI, Huawei accounts for 20%, far ahead of other manufacturers. As for 6G technology, before Yu Chengdong, Huawei has already stated that 6G R&D has been initiated. Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei also mentioned this issue in an interview with The Economist. “We are also leading the world in 6G research, but we judge 6G. It will not be put into use after ten years.”
The industry recognizes that 6G will be available around 2030, and the network speed will be further improved. It is expected to reach 1Tb/s, which is 10 times that of 5G technology. At the same time, it will open up the ground, ocean, and SK.