Huawei Confirms 6G Research at Ottawa Lab

On August 13, 2019, Huawei con­firmed that it was research­ing 6G tech­nol­o­gy in its Ottawa lab­o­ray­ory and cur­rent­ly in talks with Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ty researchers for joint devel­op­ment of next gen­er­a­tion net­works.  The shift to 6G research comes as 5G tech­nol­o­gy leaves the lab and hits the glob­al mar­ket, free­ing up com­pa­ny resources for research into new tech­nolo­gies. The ear­ly move toward 6G has wor­ried some observers, not­ing that, in the wake of push­back to its 5G activ­i­ties, Huawei may be even more deter­mined than before to devel­op the lead posi­tion on the next gen­er­a­tion of this tech­nol­o­gy.  Despite the Cana­di­an con­nec­tion to Huawei’s 6G devel­op­ment, the Cana­di­an gov­ern­ment has not yet tak­en a defin­i­tive approach on rules relat­ed to the roll-out of 5G (includ­ing as it relates to Huawei).