6G mobile networking standard is emerging: Where is Serbia in this process?
Engineer Dragorad Milovanovic says mobile networks and corresponding wireless standards are constantly evolving, with the United States and China making the most progress
While countries around the world are still competing to introduce 5G networks, that promises 20 times faster internet connectivity, it is expected that this year development of the 6G networking standard will begin - and experts in Serbia agree that the 5th generation is certainly not the last expected to impact economic development and individual states.
The president of the Serbian Informatics Society, Nikola Markovic, tells Tanjug that 5G is an interesting topic because it is now a leading trend in the world, and the process should be supported despite some suspicions about the technology's harmful impact on people.
Engineer Dragorad Milovanovic says mobile networks and corresponding wireless standards are constantly evolving, with the United States and China making the most progress.
"South Korea started it, and 5G is present in Europe as well. Ericsson launched 24 5G wireless networks operating in 14 countries," says Milovanovic.
Where is Serbia in this process?
"These are large, complex systems that require research, development, regulation. The point is that 5G and 6G have the potential to, as information and communication technologies, enter all segments of society and now the competitive side is stepping up. I say this diplomatically - there will be a 5G and 6G war," says Milovanovic.
He also replied to a very important question about the harm caused by the technology, saying that the 5th generation of mobile networks is based on wireless technologies that use three resources: the radio spectrum and time and digital signal processing, and that evidence of any adverse impact on the human body from exposure to the radio spectrum requires a longer period of time... Some preliminary measurements done by China's largest equipment maker, however, say 5G is no more harmful than 4G.