Japan to earmark Y50 billion for 6G development

Japan Times -- Dec 11
The Japanese government will earmark ¥50 billion in the planned fiscal 2020 third supplementary budget to promote research and development on 6G advanced wireless communications services, Jiji Press learned Thursday.

Japanese companies are lagging behind overseas competitors in the area of 5G infrastructure such as communications base stations. 5G networks were rolled out for commercial use in Japan in spring.

The government hopes to boost public-private cooperation in 6G research and development to gain a lead over other countries in the field of telecommunications.

Japan plans to establish a ¥30-billion fund to be used over years for supporting research and development. The government will commission such work to private companies and universities through the communications ministry-linked National Institute of Information and Communications Technology.

- Japan Times