A recent publication underscores how far there is to go in answering some important questions for the next generation of telecoms. This should be a valuable resource for anyone wondering where there’s research to be done and money to be made in the industry.
Bill Best, CEO of Azenby, works with telecoms executive teams. As they think about 6G through that lens, the differences in approach and reward compared to previous generations are considerable.
While governments want 6G to reduce digital divides, what about the gender gap in telecoms recruitment and retention? 6GWorld spoke to two people with ideas about how to do things better.
With the growing significance of telecoms networks to the economy, players are more at threat than ever. 6G needs to get to grips with this reality, says Canonical.
The Sarbanes-Oxley moment has come to sustainability, with some big impacts for the key telecoms players. We follow the money through the value chain to see why the 2020s will be transformational.
Mike Millhaem, 6G Technical Architect at Keysight, guides us through a joint communication and sensing demo at 140 GHz carrier frequency
Guest Post: Distributed Cloud and Multi-G Networks Provide a Roadmap to a New Era of Carrier Profitability
Ray Dolan, CEO and Chairman of Cohere Technologies In late October, I had the pleasure of sitting...
Total Telecom Congress last week opened with keynote speeches focussing on digital transformation from the operator perspective. With long-term perspectives from senior leaders in European telecoms companies, what can we glean about telco priorities and how does this relate to the prospect of ultimately moving past 5G?
NVIDIA’s Chris Dick shared his view on how softwarisation will help 6G become a reality in the future
WRC-23 kicked off in Dubai, and countries are trying to play significant roles in shaping decisions, especially regarding 6G. See more here
In addition to the 6G feature, SKT collaborated with Intel to test AI-based virtual base station power consumption reduction technology
ITU members approved a series of measures during the ITU RA-23 to pave the way for the 6G development; learn more here
Out of 96 nominees in the Computer Science category, 47 professionals have actively researched 6G in recent years; check the list here
Tommaso Melodia, Professor at Northeastern University, talked to 6GWorld during the 6GSymposium and shared his thoughts on three predictions
The Terahertz On-chip Circuit Test Cluster for 6G Communications and Beyond lab received a £2.6 million grant from the UK government
Douglas Castor, Head of Wireless Research at InterDigital, told 6GWorld whether he agrees with these three predictions
The book on 6G was co-authored by researchers from Finland, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Austria
While the SIM has been an accepted part of mobile telecoms from early on, are we coming to the end of an era?
6GWorld asked Roger Nichols, 6G Program Manager at Keysight Technologies, whether he agreed with these bold predictions
6GWorld had the chance to catch up with Nada Golmie, NextG Channel Model Alliance chair at NIST, and talk about 6G and standards
The Ericsson new team will work on topics such as 6G sensing, radio, networks, AI, and cloud. The program will take place in Chennai, India
Researchers can submit their articles about topics such as 6G, IoT, security, and cloud computing until October 31, 2023
Anne Neuberger, Deputy Assistant to US President Joe Biden, shared the measures the country must take to not fall behind other nations in 6G
SNS JU announced it has selected 27 new 6G research, innovation, and trial projects for its second phase starting January 1, 2024
This final article in a three-part series by Ken Figueredo on 6G leadership focuses on the role of government agencies in providing purpose and resources, both to lead and to enable the development of next generation communications systems.
Even though the bulk of the money will address current technologies, a share is reserved for the future generation of networks like 6G
this second article in a series sees Ken Figuredo examine the meaning of leadership in the 6G context and investigates whether methods that are typically employed to attain it will function well here.
SK Telecom said the ultra-high-capacity network is being launched in preparation for technologies such as AI, cloud, metaverse, and 6G
In the first in a series of articles, analyst Ken Figueredo explores the underpinnings of the current geopolitical struggle for leadership in 6G.
Nokia announced it has established a 6G Lab at its Global R&D centre in Bangalore that will focus on sensing and standards
The participants will focus on topics such as telecommunications supply chain diversification, 6G, security, and resilience
The 6G project, which will be built upon a trial 5G-enabled manufacturing platform at Rutgers, will focus on four areas
The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee finalised a draft report sharing recommendations on developing 6G in the United States
LG said that the test conducted in mid-September verified the usability of 6G in various “real world” communication scenarios
Many governments have prioritised sustainability as a key component of 6G. How do we get there? Analog Devices’ CVP Andy Mclean shares some thoughts on how efficiency, procurement, commercials and semiconductors can combine for greener networks.
The new FCC directives establish specific timeframes for placing space and earth stations on public notice, among other changes
The Ericsson project aims to drive 6G semiconductor technology advancements and will receive funding from the European Commission
“What gets measured gets managed,” they say. While many visions of 6G have strong societal and ethical components to them, is anyone doing any measuring – and are they the right people? 6GWorld explored in conversation with Paul Timmers and Georg Serentschy.
Research projects that will benefit 6G will be carried out by companies like BT, Keysight, Viavi, the University of York, and others
Anritsu, Keysight, and Rhode & Schwarz will showcase new 6G products and demos next week; see the details here
Both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner on Open RAN field trials and rollouts and 6G research
Guest contributor Heikki Almay outlines some of the implications of pursuing a decentralised approach to 6G. While it may upset many existing business approaches, is it the only sane way forwards?
Researchers improved the energy efficiency of IoT Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer-aided nonorthogonal multiple access systems
Rohde & Schwarz was able to verify that the device enhanced wireless communications capabilities, particularly in 5G FR2 implementations
6GWorld breaks down 21 frequency ranges from 1.3 GHz through 275 GHz and above and the challenges each poses. Play with the infographic here
While there has been a great deal discussed about the societal, environmental and economic demands which 6G will need to meet in different countries, little tangible has yet been achieved in the run-up to standardisation next year. Can we sensibly frame technology standards without tying them to these outputs?
Ericsson also found that India recorded the biggest net additions of mobile subscriptions between Q2 2023 and Q2 2023
Brazil launched its Open Banking system in 2021 and it took only one year to reach 5 million connected accounts. Here’s what is happening in the country
Different federal bodies are considering at least two initiatives addressing security for 6G and IoT in telecommunications
South Korea has announced it will start developing commercial 6G technology in 2024. It aims to secure 30% of standard 6G patents
The mobile gaming experience is, and will continue to be, a significant force both for the telecoms providers and the gaming industry. What can the GSMA’s Open Gateway Initiative bring to the table, and what more needs to be done?
The USA’s Next G Alliance released a report by its Societal and Economic Needs [SEN] working group last week titled “Beyond Speed: Promoting Social and Economic Opportunities through 6G and Beyond”. Especially when it comes to the vexed issue of trust, the report takes a deep dive into concrete solutions and actions.
Expert Jane Munga discusses how digitalisation has been taking shape in different African countries
The massive rise of artificial intelligence (AI), especially after ChatGPT was released, brought along concerns about the latest security breach, one that even machines might not notice: adversarial attacks.
While SK Telecom’s 58-page document is extremely wide-ranging, there are some important messages which might get lost in the noise. This white paper doesn’t only propose technical solutions but spells out a philosophy for how the telecoms market should approach 6G.
Alain Mourad points out two areas being advanced today that will impact 6G down the road; watch the short video
The next phase of automation in factories is driven by productivity. Machines need to be able to make decisions by themselves and they need to be able to move around. In technical terms we need AI and mobile networks. Mika Skarp of Cumucore gives his view of the next steps in this direction.
The Presidents of Finland and the United States and the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden have committed to widening the cooperation on 6G among the nations. This is the latest of a series of agreements and international commitments the US administration has made in recent months.
Professor Matti Latva-aho briefly shares his thoughts about the future of private networks and how they’ll show us the future of telecom
The two companies, along with other companies and institutions, have welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to prepare for 6G and experiment with spectrum sharing between 42GHz and 42.5GHz.
The Alliance has released technology proposals for radio innovations that meet IMT-2030 performance demands. Not bad for such a young association.
David Boswarthick, Director of New Technologies at ETSI, explains what requirements he believes must be resolved for 6G to achieve its goals
NIST is seeking assistance in designing, evaluating, and demonstrating progress in several fields of 5G, 6G and quantum
“In 6G standardisation it might be a good idea to listen to the needs of the non-public network clientele as this is the only sizable area of growth for the 3GPP ecosystem right now.” In this guest post Heikki Almay, CEO of Poutanet, sets out some ideas for 6G architecture that might help make 6G a more marketable proposition.
In June the IEEE ratified the 802.11bb standard to relatively little acclaim. However, this standard opens up some pretty exciting possibilities. This article explores some of the ramifications that come along with having a global standard.
Hybrid connectivity across multiple bearers is something the industry aims for. However, typical approaches today may not do what needs to be done. In this guest post Tristan Wood of Livewire Digital explores what goes wrong and how to do it right.
U.S. startup Astranis announced it’ll deliver the country’s first dedicated satellite internet service. The company aims to launch it in 2024
We are getting more clarity on the technical aspects of what 6G might need to be or do. However, there are major questions which arise on the commercial front. Unless the industry can find answers to these, very real opportunities may go to waste.
In this guest post, Azenby’s Charles Brookson – one of the people responsible for originally designing mobile security systems and standards – argues that many of the fundamentals underlying 5G today are no longer fit for purpose. We need a radical rethink to do better next time around.
Curious about what these machines can do? Meet four human-shaped robots on display at the AI for Good Summit 23 in Geneva
Next G Alliance’s Managing Director Mike Nawrocki points out the ITU 6G draft’s upsides and where there’s room for improvement
The 6G alliance has 16 founding members from the industry and academia, including big players like Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea
A move towards software-driven networks is creating a shift in the dynamics of the telecoms vendor community. What is already happening may be just a taste of things to come.
Huawei announced it will launch a complete set of commercial 5G Advanced network equipment in 2024. Learn more in the video
In our recent webinars we had highly engaged audiences who asked dozens of questions across a broad range of topics. As these reflect the interests and understanding of 6GWorlds’ readership, we have tried to address the biggest and most popular questions in this compilation article.