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Edge of Tomorrow? NTT Busy Reinventing Network Business Models

This week has seen a string of announcements from Japan’s NTT. IN this article we put together a couple of them – is there a grand strategy discernible linking short and long term business evolution?

SK Telecom and NTT Docomo Publish White Paper on vRAN and 6G

The joint study considers the impacts of vRAN on future generations, such as 5G Advanced and 6G; learn more here

Guest Post: 6G at MWC – Here’s What’s Really Needed to Make It a Success

As mobile moves from 4G and 5G towards 6G, capacity will grow. Dr Christoph Dietzel from DE-CIX explores what this means for physical infrastructure.

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.

Guest Post: What 6G ‘Everywhere’ Really Means

Guest Post: What 6G ‘Everywhere’ Really Means

Each new generation of technology is an opportunity to overcome the shortcomings of its predecessors and stake out new use cases. 6G is no exception to that rule, including for how it will —finally — bring true broadband speeds to even the most remote, sparsely populated areas.

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