Beijing, Nov 28: On November 6, China successfully launched a Long March 6 rocket and sent a payload of 13 satellites into orbit.
Among them was what has been described as “the world’s first 6G satellite”, as per BBC. The problem? The rest of the world is still several years away from agreeing what 6G will even be.
The satellite, known as Tianyan-5, is a remote-sensing satellite jointly developed by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu Guoxing Aerospace Technology, and Beijing Weina Xingkong Technology. In addition to Earth observations, the satellite will test a high-frequency terahertz communication payload that could send data at speeds several times faster than 5G.