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?
A Survey on the Use of Blockchain for Future 6G: Technical Aspects, Use Cases, Challenges and Research Directions – Researchgate
We present a high-level view of the role of blockchain for 6G trends
and requirements. Following that, we conduct an in-depth study
on how the blockchain can provide a secure, transparent, and
decentralised underpinning to various technical aspects and use
cases of 6G. Thereafter, we discuss the deployment challenges
to be faced
Giovanni Petrantoni, President and Founder of Fragnova Foundation, explores the fundamentals of what it will take to build the metaverse in a way that's commercially sustainable - that is, decentralised and interoperable.
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.
On October 28th this year Facebook’s CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg officially made public the company’s intentions to create its version of the metaverse, Horizon. Some days later, Microsoft announced it was bringing 3D avatars into Teams. And Decentraland’s...