Day One of the 6GSymposium brought some fundamental questions about the evolution path from 5G to 6G. See the recap here
6GWorld talks with Stephen Douglas, long at Spirent’s cutting edge for 5G and now also 6G, about emerging concepts around how a network of networks might work – including governance, AI, orchestration, business relationships and much more.
While 5G has been touted as ‘for enterprise’, telcos have traditionally struggled to gain traction especially with smaller businesses. We speak with Pax8’s EMEA CEO Robert Belgrave to explore whether this company has a model to change that in future.
Ongoing trends in telecoms, such as inter-access handover, edge computing, and the sheer proliferation of sites, make automation increasingly important. 6GWorld spoke to Ian Hood, Red Hat’s Chief Technologist for its Global Service Provider Business, to get an insight into where we really are with network automation today and the nature of the necessary evolution over time.
As an Easter treat, 6GWorld sat down with Kimberley Parsons-Trommler, head of Germany’s Thinknet 6G organisation. We discussed the research the organisation conducted with a variety of industries to understand what 6G will need to deliver. There were some very unexpected outcomes and some previously-undiscussed issues we need to consider.
6GWorld spoke to Greg Young, Trend Micro’s VP Cybersecurity, for a catch-up on the trends that will shape the security landscape for 6G. In a quarter-hour we gallop through a wide range of issues and ideas, including securing network software, the integration of enterprise and telecoms security and not least the impact of the war in Ukraine.
Ray Dolan, CEO of Cohere Technologies, comes across as something of a paradox. While he leads a company that is highly invested in the future of wireless radio communications, he doesn’t believe that questions about the radio will be central to 6G. In a recent interview with 6GWorld, Dolan outlined several arguments underlining why that is the case.
What does it mean to be entering an era of immersive data? How does that change the business and operating models of companies that used to be all about communications? This interview with Marc Price of Matrixx explores the fundamentals of making money in the coming decade.
At MWC this year, Canonical and Vodafone announced a partnership to test a new, cloud-driven “smartphone”. Such initiatives have been proposed for over a decade – what are the chances this becomes a reality?