The telecommunications industry is under relentless pressure to do more with less. A falling supply of new customers is forcing businesses to control cost while innovating services. Telcos are only set to feel the squeeze more as they continue to invest in 5G infrastructure, deal with more complex data demands pushing them to 5G-Advanced and 6G, and grapple with new technologies like the metaverse.
When people share visions for what 6G might be, it is taken as read that there will be a standardisation process. What that process might look like, and who is involved, could be very different from before. 6GWorld talks to ETSI's David Boswarthick about the pressures standardisation faces when delivering on future generations.
What do you get when you cross perennial problems with crowd-sourced innovation? Illuminating answers!
This guest editorial by Teresa Cottam, Chief Analyst at Omnisperience, highlights how innovation itself is often constrained... and what we can do about it.