BEAT: Blockchain-Enabled Accountable Infrastructure Sharing in 6G and Beyond – Arxiv
The primary challenges for future technologies are not just low-latency and high-bandwidth. The more critical problem Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) will face will be in balancing the inflated demands of network connections and customers’ trust in the network service, that is, being able to interconnect billions of unique devices while adhering to the agreed terms of Service Level Agreements (SLAs). To meet these targets, it is self-evident that MSPs cannot operate in a solitary environment. They must enable cooperation among themselves in a manner that ensures trust, both between themselves as well as with customers. In this study, we present the BEAT (Blockchain Enabled Accountable and Transparent) Infrastructure Sharing architecture. BEAT exploits the inherent properties of permissioned type of distributed ledger technology (i.e., permissioned distributed ledgers) to deliver on accountability and transparency metrics whenever infrastructure needs to be shared between providers. We also propose a lightweight method that enables device-level accountability.
Spectrum Sharing in 6G: 6GSymposium
This 6GSymposium panel brings together an expert group from the FCC, DARPA, Google, Federated Wireless and the ITS under the guidance of Monica Paolini of Senza Fili. They discuss not only what the CBRS experience can teach us for future spectrum sharing but dig into the regulatory, technical and business model dynamics that can lead to revolutions in future networks... or sink the whole programme.