From the internet to microchips, the US Military has long been a key component in the development of new technology. In 5G and beyond the conversation between private and public is less straightforward.
Wireless networking in industrial and mission-critical domains may not be news to readers of 6GWorld™, but the latest innovations in this realm are still a novelty to many people whose jobs and lives will soon be transformed by them. Indeed, the world of private LTE and 5G networking infrastructure represents a largely untapped growth opportunity, even though by 2025 it will have enabled a new age of pervasive connectivity and awareness that will foster entirely new modes of customer interaction and service delivery.
Industry experts say 6G should follow a very different path to its predecessor. One of the allegations levelled at 5G is that it is a solution in search of a problem. If that is true, perhaps the very first question that 6G visionaries should ask themselves is: What will 6G be for?
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai headlined day one of the 6G Symposium with a fireside chat to explore Beyond 5G and 6G initiatives in the United States, hosted by InterDigital CEO Bill Merritt. The discussion outlined current spectrum...