This paper highlights the missing elements in 5G that prevent evolutions of this technology from meeting future needs. Instead, they propose a disruptive communication paradigm to “ultimately enable the radical evolution of the current systems”, that interlink connectivity and computing seamlessly. They propose 6G should be able to “integrate and release, in a dynamic manner, heterogeneous types of resources, such as diverse types of network entities/nodes with nomadic, relaying, and multi-tenancy capabilities, which can enable demand-driven service provisioning, coverage extension, increased network capacity, and reduced energy consumption.”
6G: The Personal Tactile Internet And Open Questions for Information Theory – Information Theory Society
The hype around 5G is, again, focusing on business customers, in particular in the context of campus networks. Consequently, 6G must provide an infrastructure to enable remote-controlled mobile robotic solutions for everyone—the Personal Tactile Internet. Which role can information and communication theory play in this context, and what are the big challenges ahead?
Penn State University: Researchers Engineer Electrically Tunable Graphene Device To Study Rare Physics – India Education Diary
Researchers, co-led by the University of Manchester (UK) and Penn State (USA) have developed a tunable graphene-based platform that allows fine control over the interaction between light and matter in the terahertz (THz) spectrum to reveal rare phenomena known as exceptional points.
The work could advance optoelectronic technologies to better generate, control and sense light and potentially impact wireless communications, according to the researchers. They demonstrated a way to control THz waves, which could contribute to the development of beyond-5G wireless networks.
The White Paper Subcommittee has considered Beyond 5G, which is expected to be commercialized around 2030, assuming future daily life of users and a wide range of usage scenarios that span many industries. Through this study with various perspective, we examined the requirements that a communication system as a social infrastructure should have. We also considered Beyond 5G key concepts, network requirements, capabilities, architectures, and key technologies based on usage scenarios and future technology.
Based on these studies, this white paper summarizes issues and expectations from each industry for Beyond 5G, capabilities required for Beyond 5G, and technological trends, etc.
Edited by Dr Anand Prasad, this collection of 6G-focussed articles explores the role of green business models, quantum computing, privacy and more.
This strategy paper analyses how the network equipment used within the telecommunications ecosystem can evolve towards a circular business model. This will involve co-operation with stakeholders along the whole of the value chain, beginning with changing perceptions of what is ‘waste’.
The aim of the shift towards greater circularity is to reduce environmental impacts while realising social and economic benefits at the same time.
The identification of 6G use cases is key to predicting major trends in future usage scenarios and will help to steer the needs and requirements for future generational change. Therefore, operators, technology suppliers and academic advisors in NGMN joined forces and contributed their views on which 6G use cases they predict will emerge in the future decade. The result is published in NGMN’s “6G Use Cases and Analysis” White Paper.
Barcelona research organisation i2CAT has released a vision paper outlining the overall nature of what 6G might be and the challenges reaching that goal. They also include information about how their own capabilities will assist in doing so.
This ABI Research paper will elaborate on some potential market opportunities 6G will enable, notably the build-up towards the metaverse. Most importantly, it will define the 6G vision and the three types of convergence this vision will encapsulate, namely:
– Communications and computing convergence.
– The convergence of many access technologies to enable ubiquitous coverage around the globe.
– The convergence between virtual and physical spaces.