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5GIA shares its vision on 6G

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In recent years, 5G technology has been deployed around the world at a staggering pace, and the rollout is predicted to continue in the upcoming years. Despite the fact that 5G technology is still in its early stages, the telecom industry is already envisioning and trying to define what the next generation of mobile technology, 6G, will look like.


The 5G Infrastructure Association (5GIA) has published a white paper with the title “European Vision for the 6G Network Ecosystem“, which covers key areas of 6G research from technical, societal, policy and business perspectives.


As stated in this white paper, 6G will participate in making headway towards achieving more united digital, physical and personal worlds. The key features of the next-gen technology include intelligent connected management and control functions, programmability, integrated sensing and communication, energy footprint reduction, reliable infrastructure, scalability and affordability.


5GIA says that 6G will usher society into a new era. This technology is likely to be a stand-alone artificial intelligence ecosystem that will gradually evolve from human-centric to both human and machine-oriented technology. 6G will provide on-the-spot and unrestricted full wireless connectivity, creating a new landscape for businesses through the convergence in connectivity, robotics, cloud and secure and reliable commerce. In essence, this technology will deliver fundamental transformation to the way companies operate.


The white paper also shines some light on the key opportunities and barriers that the new technology might face, as well as the possible environmental impact it will have. The article states that 6G will strongly support the goal of a European Green Deal to reach climate neutrality in Europe by the year 2050, focusing on aspects such as sustainability, tackling climate change, enhancing security and reliability, bridging the digital divide, supporting inclusion and ensuring equal opportunities for all.