Sidelining any theories relating Covid to 5G, many people may be unaware that both the United States and China began testing 6G back in 2018, an apt segue relating to desired throughput increases necessary to support forecast growth in Internet traffic in the coming decade.

A recent article in “Box of Amazing” lists of “50 Emerging (Technology) Themes to watch out for in 2022”, highlights that global internet traffic is expected to hit 4.8 Zettabytes per year by 2022.  For some perspective, a zettabyte is roughly the equal to one billion terabytes, or the equivalent storage capacity of 500 million 2-terabyte hard drives worth of data.   This need for data throughput is pushing 5G and now 6G wireless development, but what’s next beyond the reach of the mobile phone network?

2022 also brings with it a significant amount of hype relating Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite technology, with a few Australian ISP’s having already announced their support and plans to adopt the LEO technology – much like XCy, we too will be offering LEO solutions. LEO is the satellite offering to this high bandwidth demand problem, with significantly lower latency, and 100 times the capacity of traditional satellite system it is setting the stage to open rural and remote area Internet communications.

In support of satellite connectivity, towards the back-end of 2020 China launched a satellite to test terahertz signal transmission.

Should we have piqued your interests, here is a link to the Box article of Amazing 50 Emerging (Technology) Themes to watch out for in 2022.