The 5G industry is innovating towards next-generation wireless networks

New generations of mobile technology typically arrive over decades, but the pace of development in the 5G wireless world is faster than ever, with 5G-Advanced seemingly around the corner. Now, a white paper from 5G Americas indicates that research is underway for future sixth-generation 6G wireless cellular networks that may be capable of opening up new opportunities to extend wireless systems to nearly every facet of the world. man-machine interaction.

The Mobile communications towards 2030 An article from the industry trade organization for major telecommunications service providers reviewed the activities shaping wireless networks beyond 5G in North America and around the world, including initiatives in Germany and India. It reviewed early specifications and requirements for emerging mobile communications applications, including holographic communications, imaging and sensing, developments in massive internet of things (mIoT), smart farming and first responder servicesamong others.

It also has a particular focus on North American technical leadership, examining new applications, services, and emerging technologies being discussed and planned. It also reviews activities of the US Department of Defense, recent US CHIPS legislation, standardization activities, and North American leadership within ITU that are important to research and future development of 6G.

The analysis noted that 5G has a “long roadmap” of innovation ahead of it and lays the foundation for the success of the next generation of wireless technologies. Still, he warned that as the industry moves into the future of the connected world, it must first understand the areas that 5G is not addressing to create a 6G vision and set future standards.

He also noted that businesses, governments, standards bodies and universities are just beginning to consider the possibilities of the next wave of wireless technology for 2030 and beyond.

“5G continues to evolve with tremendous advancements in many areas,” said Brian Daly, AVP, Standards & Industry Alliance at AT&T and leader of the 5G Americas Task Force for the document. “However, organizations have begun to explore the next generation of wireless technology. As we look to the future, 6G is expected to have high demands for high performance, reliable, intelligent, cognitive, flexible and sustainable wireless communication networks.

Ali Khayrallah, Senior Scientist, Advanced Technology Group at Ericsson and co-lead of the 5G Americas Task Force, added: “Many projects identified as ‘Next G’ and ‘6G’ are already underway in many parts of the world. . Although 6G networks are not expected until at least 2030, the right strategies and policies can promote investment, research, development, innovation and deployment of the next generation of mobile communication technologies.

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