6G wireless technology represents the next phase of mobile telecommunications beyond 5G. While 5G focuses on faster data speeds and lower latency, 6G is expected to offer even more advanced features. It is anticipated to provide data rates in the terabits per second, enabling near-instantaneous communication and supporting technologies like holographic communication, advanced AI, and augmented reality on a much larger scale. 6G is also likely to play a crucial role in connecting the Internet of Things (IoT) devices seamlessly.
The global 6G market is projected to be $1.58 billion in 2028, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 103.35% and reach $1,293.19 billion by 2035.
The 6G market is currently in the development stage, and the 5G market is striving toward a smart future with the automation of processes and systems across industries. Companies in the telecommunication and device industry have been developing and implementing various solutions in the next-generation advanced 6G. Apart from these driving factors, some restraining factors are anticipated to impact the growth of the market, such as the slower transition from the older communication generation, very large investment requirements, and data security and privacy threats curbing the development and growth of 6G technology. Catering to the growing demand for 6G, many research and development activities are going on to lower the latency rate and develop new technological solutions with collaborations and partnerships between key companies in the value chain.
6G Market by End-Use Application
6G Market By Consumer Application
The 6G market is expected to show high growth in the forecast period from 2029-2035. The demand for 6G is expected to increase owing to the adoption of smart technologies and industrial automation. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Verizon, Nokia Corporation, Apple Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., MediaTek Inc., DuPont, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. are some of the key players operating in the global 6G market. The following table presents an overview of the global 6G market, along with a summary of the different segmentations covered in this research study.
Industrial and Enterprise Segment to Dominate the 6G Market (by Application)
Among different 6G applications, industrial and enterprise is expected to be the largest application during the forecast period 2029-2035. The 6G market is expected to be dominated by industrial and enterprise applications. There has been a common move in leading industries toward digitization. Many leading industries are expected to benefit from the 6G communication standard for better operations in the industry.
Communication Infrastructure to Dominate the 6G Market (by Product)
The 6G market (by product) is expected to be dominated by communication infrastructure owing to the recent inclination in the technology industry over wireless infrastructures. Also, it is expected that fixed-line infrastructure will still be available at the time of 6G technology, owing to its importance in privacy and security devices.
North America to Dominate the 6G Market (by Region)
North America is expected to drive the 6G market in the initial years, owing to the ongoing research and development activities in the region on 6G. The region is expected to be followed by China and Europe. Europe and China-based companies such as Nokia Corporation and Huawei Technologies have been working on the research and development of the 6G telecommunication standard.
Recent Developments in the 6G Market
Scope of the Study
The market study conducted by BIS Research has considered the definition of 6G as “6G is the sixth generation of cellular networks and wireless technology, which will be able to use higher frequency bands to enhance reliability, security, and performance.” 6G is an advanced cellular network type currently in the developing stage. It would enable cloud-based networking technology to deliver record-breaking speeds and microsecond latency in the speed of data that flows from data centers to devices.