Why Now?

American and allied countries’ national security and economic growth depend on a digital infrastructure built upon trusted technology—not networks owned by the Chinese Communist Party.

  • 6G is expected to succeed 5G technology around 2030 and will become a foundation to all other industries.
  • 6G brings the potential for radical advances in industry capabilities, ranging from manufacturing floors and logistics supply chains to autonomous transportation and precision agriculture.
  • All components of the Internet of Things must be trusted and secure to ensure our national and economic security.
  • The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue launched a task force with participation from Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia, and Qualcomm, to produce a “Roadmap to 6G” that will be released in the fall of 2022.
See the latest on 6G work at Purdue University

Commissioner for 5G and 6G