6GWorld had the pleasure of talking to two executives recently from very different companies working to forge partnerships between telecoms service providers and other industries. However, there are striking similarities in the evolutionary paths that they, and the operators they work with, have followed to create effective partnerships with players in other industries that allow operators to monetise their capabilities.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transition and revealed the challenges that still exist when it comes to connecting households and people, as well as the digital skills required to participate effectively in the online world. As a result of the pandemic, the need for a digitally competent population and the demand for a digitally skilled workforce has grown even more pronounced."
A consortium of European companies and organisations comment on the proposed EU Data Governance Act, outlining recommendations to improve a governance framework that will provide true control over personal, business and public data.
With urbanisation bringing increasing numbers of people into cities, why has the smart city movement been slow to take off? One vital answer lies in how data has found its way into the hands of urban planners. But there are bright sparks illuminating cities, from the smartest to the most chaotic.
The smart factories of the future are set to be considerably more efficient. The destination on the road map from 5G to 6G isn’t necessarily a shock in that regard. How to get to that point, through the analysis of data, might be, though.
Published by Imperial College's Tech Foresight team, this puts developments in telecoms technology into a wider context of emerging technologies and use cases for the coming decade and beyond.