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.
  • 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.

Rather than just another industry vertical like automobile or healthcare, wireless communications in the 6G era will serve as an essential foundation for almost all other industries in our society. Embedded in other systems, it will become the new ‘electricity’.

Dr. Mung Chiang

Founder & Advisory Board Member