Since October 2020, Vivo has registered more than 2,000 5G patents. It has submitted more than 4,000 5G proposals to the 3GPP organisation.
The world has only just started the large-scale commercialisation of 5G, but the industry is already working on research and development for 6G. More recently, the Vivo Communications Research Institute has published two white papers: Vision 6G, Requirements and Challenges and Digital Life 2030+.
The first White Paper on the vision, requirements and challenges provides an initial overview of 6G and its objectives, as well as an analysis of potential network and terminal calls. However, the second White Paper explores possible scenarios for digital life in the 2030s.
Experience in the industry shows that the renewal cycle of mobile communications is renewed every ten years, the Institute notes.
6G is expected to enter the market around 2030. The 5G network has a faster and wider connection with less delay than the 4G network. That begs the question: What are the main characteristics of 6G compared to 5G? – the press release says.
Qin Fei, head of the Vivo Institute for Communication Research, said that today, ten years away from the 6G era, it is very difficult to give concrete answers. Although the Director believes that the main features of 6G will be the expansion of communication and digitisation.
B.C. 6G is still ten years old, so it is very difficult to give concrete answers. However, since the main characteristics of 4G and 5G are connectivity and digitization, it is safe to say that the main characteristics of 6G will be connectivity + and digitization + and intelligence. – Qin Fei said.
Qin Fei, director of the research institute for communication Vivo.
Mr Qin pointed out that 6G will not only match the 5G+AI technology. Instead, 6G will integrate more radio access technologies, cover more physical space, provide more powerful core functions, such as communication, computing, storage and data, and support ICDT convergence services.
What changes will 6G and other ICTs bring to people’s lives ten years later? In the first half of 2020, the Vivo Communications Research Institute organised an event entitled Imagining Digital Life in 2030 to collect 6G application scenarios. The event was a great success: More than 800 works by academics and more than 20 digital and media experts were presented.
In order to make the scenario forecasts more realistic, the Institute has revised the relevant industry forecasts for 2030 and the development plans of several public institutions for the next ten years. Their conclusions and the final summary of their work are included in the White Paper Digital Life 2030+.
In this White Paper, the Institute analysed projected trends in 11 closely related aspects of human life in 2030 and beyond, and then presented more than 20 case studies on the use of scenarios. These cases include 60 creative designs of goods and services that give consumers and technicians a vivid picture of digital life in 2030 and beyond.
As a world leader in mobile telephony, Vivo closely follows the development of advanced technologies in the communications industry and the evolution of the 5G standards. Vivo is at the forefront of the development of 5G and is a strong supporter of new technologies. As early as 2016, Vivo stepped up its efforts in the field of 5G planning and investments and established the 5G Basic Technologies and Standardization Research Center.
By October 2020, Vivo had applied for more than 2,000 5G patents and submitted more than 4,000 5G proposals to the 3GPP organisation. In addition, Vivo and ZTE completed the millimetre wave field trials organised by the IMT-2020 (5G) support team in Beijing in October 2020.
Vivo’s progressive strategy and significant investments have enabled the company to make significant progress in the research and development of 5G standards and core technologies.
In the 5G mobile market Vivo wants to offer consumers an increasing choice of 5G mobile phones and an improved 5G experience. As proof of its commitment, Vivo has developed a family of 19 5G phones covering all price categories. New phones offer consumers more choice and accelerate the spread of 5G.
Following the publication of the 5G standard in 2019, Vivo set up a research group for 6G. The 6G vision we describe is a free fusion of the physical and digital worlds, according to Qin Fei. As a mobile phone brand, Vivo wants to be a bridge between these two worlds. Vivo will continue to focus on informing consumers and offering intelligent products and services that meet the needs of digital life.