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Huawei Starts Researching 6G in Ottawa; Bell Confirms Talks with Partners for 6G

August 13, 2019 / GARY NG

The Chinese tech giant is exploring 6G even before 5G technology is commercially available, and before the Canadian government has made a decision on whether telecommunications firms will be allowed to use Huawei’s equipment in building out their new networks across the country. Huawei is in the early stages of researching 6G technology at its Kanata, Ont. lab, and is in talks with Canadian university researchers about working on development of the next-generation wireless system. The Chinese telecommunications company’s plans come as the federal government is deciding on whether to allow the company’s equipment in Canada’s 5G networks. The Logic says Huawei confirmed 6G research at its centre in Kanata, Ontario, to the publication. Huawei says it has also started discussions with Canadian researchers from universities about 6G. Song Zhang, vice-president of research strategy and partnership in Canada, said “5G is very new, and looking at 6G is part of the...