Alex Lawrence

Network Energy Reduction A Spur to Radical Innovation

Demands for improved coverage, capacity and performance do not obviously tie in with reducing energy use and environmental impact. Combining these demands is pushing research and design into new areas: can the business ecosystem keep pace with the technology changes?

Holistic Security and Networking A Key To Telco Differentiation

6GWorld spoke to Sunil Ravi, Chief Security Architect at Versa Networks, about the impact of the pandemic on enterprise services; challenges facing the secure delivery of enterprise 5G; and opportunities for telecoms players to differentiate themselves in a software-driven environment.

Automation, Employment & Basic Income

Automation, Employment & Basic Income

There have been repeated discussions about the role of automation in capitalist economies, especially as it affects the nature and availability of employment. On Saturday 13 February Geoff Crocker spoke to London Futurists about the impacts of automation to date and the potential impact on the economy and work in future.

WEF Global Risks Report 2021 – Digital, Economy, Climate, Social

WEF Global Risks Report 2021 – Digital, Economy, Climate, Social

The 16th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report analyses long term and short term risks from societal fractures—manifested through persistent and emerging risks to human health, rising unemployment, widening digital divides, youth disillusionment and geopolitical fragmentation. Businesses risk a disorderly shakeout which can exclude large cohorts of workers and companies from the markets of the future. Environmental degradation—still an existential threat to humanity—risks intersecting with societal fractures to bring about severe consequences.

ITU – Digital Skills Insights 2020: Data Literacy, Programming Skills, Employment & Gender Gaps

ITU – Digital Skills Insights 2020: Data Literacy, Programming Skills, Employment & Gender Gaps

“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transition and revealed the challenges that still exist when it comes to connecting households and people, as well as the digital skills required to participate effectively in the online world. As a result of the pandemic, the need for a digitally competent population and the demand for a digitally skilled workforce has grown even more pronounced.”

IEEE – The Road Towards 6G: A Comprehensive Survey

IEEE – The Road Towards 6G: A Comprehensive Survey

IEEE members Wei Jiang, Bin Han,
Mohammad Asif Habibi, and Hans Dieter Schotten collate a comprehensive survey of 6G’s elements, status, and possible future directions. The authors investigate 6G as a set of communications network technologies, and apply a scope and treatment appropriate to that definition.

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