lørdag 18. april 2020

China’s military draws on 6G dream to modernise fighting forces and plan wartime scenarios

China has discussed using 6G telecommunication technology to modernise its fighting forces, even though the country has just begun implementing 5G technology and 6G exists only in theoretical studies. Observers said there remained questions around whether the People's Liberation Army (PLA) could shoulder such an ambitious and demanding transformation and how far the sixth-generation wireless technology could be adopted.

An article titled “If 6G Were to be Used in the Future Battlefield”, published by the PLA’s China National Defence News on Monday, said 6G had a distinct technological edge and rich potential for military applications when compared to 5G. China launched its first 5G networks in November but its military is already looking ahead to even faster wireless technology.