This paper by Queens University Belfast, published in the IEEE Communications Magazine, looks at some of the fundamental problems that pertain to key physical layer enablers for 6G. This includes highlighting challenges related to intelligent reflecting surfaces, cell-free massive MIMO and THz communications. Our analysis covers theoretical modeling challenges, hardware implementation issues and scalability among others. The paper concludes by delineating the critical role of signal processing in the new era for wireless communications.
“Cloud gaming has become the killer service for 5G,” says Blacknut CEO Olivier Avaro. The company sits in a unique position to discuss the interplay between telecom networks and the gaming industry.
But if you are pinning your hopes on VR as the next revolution in gaming… think again. It’s going to be both more pragmatic and more transformational than you think.
One of the Hexa-X projects’ earliest deliverables addresses the massively complex topic of service management and orchestration in a flexible, heterogeneous network of networks.
This paper outlines the current state of the art and, crucially, features a gap analysis outlining where further research is needed.
While much is still unknown about what comes beyond 5G, the past six months have seen some considerable leaps forward in the thinking around it. 6GWorld has been fortunate to be involved with many conversations, webinars, events like the 6GSymposium, and more, and there are a number of patterns in people’s thinking that seem to be emerging. Excitingly, there is a clear awareness of how radically different the telecoms sector will need to be and how differently it will need to do things, in order to deliver in a way that works for business, society, and the environment.
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, 6GWorld sat down with Susan James, Senior Director of Telecoms Strategy at Red Hat, to talk about the early indicators of adoption they are seeing in edge networking and how that relates to other trends such as private networking.
We examine the realities of edge networking technology, analytics and the business models that might make it viable.
Overall, 6G is expected to be a self-contained ecosystem with flexible management and control and automated human-like decision-making processes. It will build on top of the current human-centric network architecture where service-specific variations (vertical-oriented network slices) apply to a holistic self-learning service provisioning platform, engaging any type of connectivity and device.
KPIs such as affordability, scalability and sustainability drive the design of the 6G era, while the network programmability (introduced in5G), stands in the epicentre of a self-learning network management controlled by the infrastructure owners and the vertical service providers.
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The KRIS X Biome project aims to create cities that combine renewable living, technology, and biodiversity in a destination that’s both educational and entertaining. The ultimate aim would be to build one on every continent, bringing together different aspects of regional ecologies. The first, however, is set to be in North America, not far from New York City.
This fledgling project aims to foster research into beyond-5G, and beyond-6G, technologies and services as the project builds out.
This conversation was based on Dr David Soldani’s recent paper “6G Fundamentals: Vision and Enabling Technologies Towards Trustworthy Solutions and Resilient Systems”, which brings together an overall view of what a network in 6G might end up requiring and looking like. This video introduces a few of the ideas expressed in the paper, including the need to combine machine learning and machine cognition, and how a network that is designed to sense can also be better at protecting privacy.
You can read or download the whole paper in the ‘Latest Research’ section of 6GWorld.
This research paper by Dr David Soldani of the University of New South Wales explores what a 6G network might credibly look like and how it can be made to function.
The author’s vision is that, by 2030, “all intelligence will be connected following a defence-in-depth strategy – augmented by a zero-trust model – through digital twinning, using B5G/6G wireless, and machine reasoning will meet machine learning at the edge”.
The paper includes discussions of a wide ranging set of issues and ideas, including an extensive set of links to further reading, videos and articles and illustrations of key concepts.