GSMA Open Connect is one of the multiple approaches over the years that have sought to take advantage of mobile operators’ data. Yet they have been stymied repeatedly in using that data to its full extent.
There are, however, developments beyond the traditional telecoms domain that might help to turn that around.
The concept of an endless fog is not much different from that of 6G, insofar as every device acts both as a transmitter and a receiver, talking to every other device.
If we left it to existing industry players to work this out amongst themselves, we might wait until 99G.
However, the next iteration of the loX (including “things” such as metaverse) is the wild card that may reshape this.
This paper aims at revealing the main technical issues that have not been fully addressed by the existing LEO-SAN designs, from three aspects namely random access, beam management and Doppler-resistant transmission technologies. Promising technologies to address these challenges are also discussed, respectively. Finally, the future research directions are envisioned.
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.