6G: A Network of Convergences?
About – 6G: A Network of Convergences?
Following the publication of this ABI Research white paper, we explore the concept of 6G as the natural end-state of a number of convergences:
– Between computing and communications
– Between types of network
– And between physical and virtual worlds.
Each type of convergence presents its own hurdles, even though we are already taking steps down those paths. And while the technology evolution is far from straightforward, the implications for business models, standards, services and processes are at least as important to understand. Join us as we unpick the strands that lead to 6G convergence.
Who should listen?
Telecoms strategy professionals; researchers; commercial leaders; Telecoms policy and regulation experts; business, financial and telecoms analysts; business and partnership strategy experts in government, NGOs, telecoms, Tech/IT, IoT, digital businesses and more.
SPEAKERS & MODERATOR
Dr Alain Mourad has 20+ years of experience in wireless industrial R&D. He is currently a Senior Director at InterDigital and the Head of Future Wireless Europe Lab in London (UK) leading research on 5G evolution towards 6G. Prior to InterDigital, Alain was a Principal Standards Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) and previously a Senior Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (France). Throughout his career, Alain has been active in the research and standardization of wireless systems (3GPP, IEEE802, DVB, ATSC, ETSI, IETF). Alain is a prolific inventor with over 50 issued patents and several additional patent applications. He received Samsung Electronics Inventor of the Year Award in 2012 and 2013, InterDigital Innovation Award in 2016, 2018 and 2020, 2018 Global Telecoms Award “Highly Commended” for “Advancing the road to 5G”, and the 2021 CSI Award “Highly Commended” for “Best 5G technology or service”.
Alex Lawrence is Managing Editor at 6GWorld. His mission is to bring together stakeholders from across industries, countries and disciplines to make sure that, as technology evolves in the coming decade, it’s meeting the changing demands of society, government and business.
Before 6GWorld Alex worked at the GSMA for 9 years, researching and arranging the agenda for events such as MWC in Barcelona and Shanghai as well as specialised regional conferences. He has been involved as a professional nosy person in the telecoms sphere since 2004, with short detours through industrial O&M and marketing.
If you’d like to talk to Alex about your ideas or projects he’d love to hear from you. @animalawrence or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Rudd has 25+ years experience with Mobile, Telecoms, IT and Internet Service Providers. At Strategy Analytics she focuses on opportunities for Pre-5G and 5G SA Core and Edge Services including Network Slicing, Telco Cloud and Hyperscaler Services, FMC and Wi-Fi interoperability. She writes on 5G, Cloud Native S/W, End to End Network and Service Orchestration (E2ENSO), Control Plane and Signaling, Open RAN, Distributed DB and SDM. Before Strategy Analytics, she worked for Comverse (now Mavenir), Motorola Cellular (now Nokia Networks), Codex (Motorola), BBN (now Raytheon) and Burroughs (now Unisys). She has a BA and MA from Univ. Cambridge and MBA in Ops. Mgt. from Wharton.
Recent work includes competitive analyses of service platforms, OSS Orchestration, Service Enablement, Cloud DB evolution and 5G Core and Edge requirements. Recent publications include: ‘Three 5G SA Killer Use Cases Ready to go Commercial from Telenor, NTT and Deutsche Telekom’, ‘Telecoms Strategies of Cloud Hyperscalers - AWS, Facebook Connectivity, Google Cloud, MS Azure’ and ‘Multi-Domain Orchestration makes 5G Network Slicing Real for Non-Public Networking (NPN) in 2021’.
Malik Saadi, Managing Director and Vice President, Strategic Technologies, is focusing on technology innovation across various industries, including telecommunications, consumer electronics IoT, and other emerging industries.
With more than 16 years of experience in the telecommunications and computing industries as a technology expert and analyst, he guides his research team toward uncovering the impact of technology innovation on different industries and markets, with the ultimate goal is to provide clients with both quantitative and qualitative vision of the overall market development and how the various technologies involved will empower this development.