6GSYMPOSIUM Fall 2022

Building the 6G Experience

11-12, October 2022 • Live Event

Hotel Washington • 515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Alex Lawrence

The (Wireless) Logic of IoT Consolidation Excluding the MNOs

While the Internet of Things is growing well annually, these days the operator community doesn’t talk too much about it. Wireless Logic’s Paul Bullock discusses the business challenges facing MNOs in taking advantage of IoT and sets out a possible future for the sector.

6G, Share Prices, and a Blood Transfusion

Digital transformation is being seen as a critical element of telecoms providers’ survival. The current financial outlook for the industry is not great, and that will feed through into scope for investment into the next generation. We explore whether there is an opportunity to start remedying that.

A “Physical Layer Machine Learning Applications Want To See”?

Rob Calderbank of Duke University is one of those unusual academics to have spent a long time in commercial telecoms environments. Today, while he is leading Duke’s interdisciplinary work on big data, he has also recently published work on something he calls pulsones, which may contribute to a more efficient future air interface. 6GWorld caught up with him to find out more about this, and why a big data professor is worrying about radio.

Digital Trust, Hate Speech and Suppressing Malware

Digital Trust, Hate Speech and Suppressing Malware

Without ‘Digital Trust’ and the public’s ability to feel safe with new innovations, adoption of future services will falter. We spoke to a leading researcher about how to balance freedom of speech with online safety and the effect of combining psychology and technology.

MEC and Disaggregation To Reshape the 2030 Telecoms Landscape

MEC and Disaggregation To Reshape the 2030 Telecoms Landscape

6GWorld recently sat down with David Stokes, one of Ribbon’s leading thinkers, to explore the parallel evolution of business models and technology required to deliver services anywhere sustainably. The conversation roamed from the transport network to hardware disaggregation, competition models, orchestration, energy management and more.

Can Beyond-5G Support Emergency Services? Lessons From FirstNet

Can Beyond-5G Support Emergency Services? Lessons From FirstNet

To many within the telecoms environment, emergency services have seemed like a world apart, operating independently on systems such as TETRA. However, there are signs that this may be changing as the unique demands of public safety services start to overlap with what commercial systems are able to deliver.

Can we get to a point in the future where one system can support the whole of our society? 6GWorld had an enlightening conversation with Harlin Williams, long-time police chief and key mover behind the USA’s FirstNet initiative.

6G: The Road To A Revolution? Or The Road To Perdition?

6G: The Road To A Revolution? Or The Road To Perdition?

6GWorld is fortunate to have an Advisory Board with a wide variety of different perspectives and insights from around the world. Not long ago, we caught up with the Board to talk about critical issues and concerns.
We certainly didn’t expect the depth and variety of conversation sparked between the different members but here are some of the key ideas and themes, many of which you won’t often hear in public forums, which all add up to an existential problem for many key players in the telecoms industry. Food for thought as we head into a new year.

Money And Property in the 2020s – Are Telcos Ready For What’s Coming?

Money And Property in the 2020s – Are Telcos Ready For What’s Coming?

The rollout and evolution of 5G is being marked by discussions around open systems,; innovation on top of platforms, decentralisation and coordination using blockchain or decentralised ledgers. During the decade ahead, and the evolution from 5G to 6G, these new developments look set to reshape the telecoms landscape and operating models.

Strikingly, the evolution of financial services and of the metaverse – fundamental to any future digital economy -are being underpinned by similar forces to telecoms’ own evolution and are liable to co-evolve over the coming decade. There are both lessons and opportunities in these that the telecoms market would be wise to explore.

Countering the Attention Economy: Taking Back Emotional Control

Countering the Attention Economy: Taking Back Emotional Control

One of 2021’s hot terms is “metaverse”, an immersive online environment. It has great potential, but there is a clear risk to our emotional wellbeing if its economy is driven by engagement or attention in the way that today’s hyperscalers are. 6GWorld talks to one of the pioneers aiming to take digital services in a different direction.

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