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Guest Editorial: Is 6G really going to be 6G or simply be part of the metaverse?

How revolutionary will 6G be? Is it likely to be a relatively small step forward, with the use cases really the revolutionary piece? Ernest Worthman examines the evidence so far.

6G Events to Attend in 2022

6GWorld has put together this non-exhaustive list of confirmed 6G events across the globe, including non-6G events related to the topic

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?

Industrial IoT Everywhere: Marrying Satellite, Services and Business Models

Industrial IoT Everywhere: Marrying Satellite, Services and Business Models

In the second of a three-part series, 6GWorld spoke to Roel Jansen, CEO of Hiber, to explore the work they are doing on supporting global IoT services through spaceborne communications. Especially with the renewed attention that satellite communications is receiving from companies including Softbank, SpaceX and Amazon understanding how the environment is developing for companies delivering satellite-based services is particularly relevant.

So What Is Needed to Enable the Metaverse?

So What Is Needed to Enable the Metaverse?

On October 28th this year Facebook’s CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg officially made public the company’s intentions to create its version of the metaverse, Horizon. Some days later, Microsoft announced it was bringing 3D avatars into Teams. And Decentraland’s...

Guest Post: The Future of 6G is Up in the Air — Literally

Guest Post: The Future of 6G is Up in the Air — Literally

For both the unserved and underserved, spaceborne and airborne networks offer hope — and not just in the form of traditional satellite internet services. The key to finally bringing true broadband services to every person everywhere is putting 6G cellular technology aboard LEO, MEO and GEO satellites and high-altitude platform systems (HAPS), transforming them into base stations capable of serving even the most remote places, such as the middle of the ocean. 5G’s main drawback is that it’s designed exclusively for terrestrial use…

APAC Telcos Rethinking What It Means To Be An Operator

APAC Telcos Rethinking What It Means To Be An Operator

Asia-Pacific has long been at the leading edge of technology deployment in the telecoms industry. Strikingly, at a recent event the standout messages were less about the technology and more about a change in the operator’s role, business models and mindsets where Asia-Pacific may be leading the field.

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