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US and Japan to invest $4.5bn in next-gen 6G race with China

Open-RAN to enable communication less dependent on 5G leaders like Huawei

An engineer stands under a base station 5G antenna in a Huawei manufacturing center in Dongguan, China. Japan and the U.S. have teamed up to invest in 6G technology.   © Reuters

TOKYO/WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga have agreed to jointly invest $4.5 billion for the development of next-generation communication known as 6G, or "beyond 5G."

The two countries will invest in research, development, testing, and deployment of secure networks and advanced information and communications technology, according to a fact sheet released after the two leaders met in Washington on Friday

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