‘Major wireless industry players’ help launch 6G university research center
There is government, independent, and industry-funded research that proves exposure to cell phone and wireless “Wi-Fi” radiation is not safe (see 1, 2, 3). In February 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they also had NO independent scientific evidence that exposure to 5G millimeter waves is safe. Research has determined that IT’S NOT. Nevertheless, telecom companies have insisted on installing 5G and other sources of unsafe wireless everywhere despite increasing public opposition (see 1, 2). So it will be interesting to see what the industry folks will do or not do with the 6G research they are helping to fund.
From Fierce Wireless:
AT&T, Samsung, Qualcomm help launch 6G research center at University of Texas
The University of Texas at Austin is launching a 6G research center with the support of major wireless industry players, including AT&T, Samsung and Qualcomm.
Nvidia and InterDigital also are among the five founding affiliates.
Advanced sensing, location, machine learning capabilities and use of terahertz spectrum are a few of the key aspects the research center is focused on for 6G.
Tower company Crown Castle is involved as an affiliate, alongside Intel, Honda, Nextnav (a company developing location and timing technology including high-precision altitude), Western Digital, and industrial automation and test and measurement solutions provider Yokogawa.
“The advances in both wireless communications and machine learning over the past decade have been incredible, but separate,” said [email protected] Director Jeffrey Andrews, a professor in UT Austin’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in a press release. “Coupled with vast new sensing and localization abilities, 6G will be defined by an unprecedented native intelligence, which will transform the ability of the network to provide incredible services.”
The handful of founding companies have each agreed to fund at least two research projects at the center, called [email protected], for three years. In addition to funding, they’ll also contribute expertise, working with UT researchers, faculty and students to develop foundational technologies for 6G.
That includes wireless-specific machine learning algorithms, advanced sensing and core networking technologies.
UT described 6G networks utilizing a variety of sensor inputs (visual, audio, thermal, seismic) that together bring a new level of situational awareness to keep things running smoothly.
“5G’s vision of sensing has been insufficiently bold,” said Todd Humphreys, associate professor in UT Austin’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, in the press release. “6G should begin with the premise that sensing is not just for reacting to conditions, but anticipating them, so that vital links to automated vehicles, AR/VR headsets, and other latency-sensitive applications can be maintained with utter reliability.”
Some founding affiliates have been involved in other 6G efforts, including members of the ATIS Next G Alliance and part of the U.S. National Science Foundation public-private 6G partnership program.
In the announcement, Samsung SVP of engineering and head of the Standards and Mobility Innovation team Charlie Zhang called out spectrum in the terahertz range, which the company has been exploring and recently demoed for 6G with the University of California in Santa Barbara.
In 2019, while then presidential candidate, Joe Biden was running for office, he was asked about 5G. He responded by saying:
Since taking office, there has been no indication that Biden has ordered any studies to thoroughly study 5G. He has also formed an alliance with the U.K. to develop 6G and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) which experts have said is not safe for a variety of reasons (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9).
In May, scientists submitted a letter to President Biden asking him to protect the public from 5G and other unsafe technology. Americans opposed to 5G may click here to sign a letter asking the Biden administration to stop deployment immediately.