Huawei stands as a leader when it comes to the telecom industry and it’s also growing in the field of 5G network commercialisation but to remain dominant in the future, Huawei has now begun its Research and Development (R&D) beyond 5G network environment.

Huawei will invest over $17 billion in R&D this year

Huawei at its Ottawa Research & Development Center has begun early stages of researching on 6G technology and is in talks with Canadian university researchers about working on the development of the next-generation wireless systems, a source familiar with the matter told TheLogic.

Song Zhang, vice-president of research strategy and partnership in Canada, said: “5G is very new, and looking at 6G is part of the so-called 5G evolution.” The company said its Ottawa R&D lab will help lead Huawei’s worldwide development of 6G.

According to Huawei, it has so far gained 50 5G commercial contracts and shipped more than 150,000 base stations. Also, the company has planned to ship 500,000 5G base stations worldwide this year.

Although, 5G technology is still in the early stage of its commercialisation and moving to 6G is a really long jump but in a way, it could be a good sign of development and will help the company to complete its research faster compared to 5G network.

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Author Damien Chow