Huawei, a Chinese technology giant, is reportedly planning to launch two satellites with two Chinese partners in July this year, with the aim of verifying the 6G network technologies that the company has led in global research and development (R&D).
According to a post on Friday by an independent digital blogger called Chang’an Shumajun, who claims to have close ties with Huawei, the satellite launch, which was carried out with the cooperation of Chinese network operator China Mobile and a national space firm about which no details have been revealed, has great significance for China’s core technologies such as networking and switching.
On Saturday, a Huawei spokesman told the Global Times that he had not yet obtained such information.
As of press time, China Mobile had not responded to the Global Times.
According to Ma Jihua, a senior tech industry analyst based in Beijing, the satellite transition is natural as Huawei moves forward with its 6G network architecture, which is 50 times faster than 5G.