Bloomberg reports that Nokia will lead a group of companies and universities in a European Union-funded project called Hexa- X. It aims to help launch the next generation of mobile communications, already called 6G.
The project will also involve Ericsson AB, mobile operators Orange SA and Telefonica SA, and technology companies such as Intel Corp. and Siemens AG. The University of Oulu and the University of Pisa will also participate in the project.
Bloomberg noted that although the 5G network is still in its “infancy,” some countries have already begun to develop a 6G network.
It is expected that 6G communications will operate at terahertz frequencies and connect to technologies in the “human body and brain,” as well as create holograms in real-time.