ITU Advances 6G Standards, Targets 2030 for Deployment
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced a framework outlining key technological areas for 6G, marking progress towards global standards. The framework, approved at the ITU Radiocommunication Assembly, highlights spectrum bands, potential capabilities, and use cases. ITU envisions 6G, expected by 2030, to offer peak data rates of 50 Gbps to 200 Gbps, improved latency (0.1–1 milliseconds), and spectrum efficiency 1.5 to three times greater than 5G. Use cases include immersive communication, AI integration, and ubiquitous connectivity with non-terrestrial networks. The ITU aims to finalize 6G technology standards by 2030, promoting affordability, security, and resilience.
Eutelsat OneWeb and Imperial College Team Up for Global Space Weather Monitoring Breakthrough
Eutelsat OneWeb, a satellite broadband provider, is partnering with Imperial College to revolutionize space weather monitoring. The collaboration aims to utilize data from Eutelsat OneWeb’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to enhance global space monitoring. Led by Dr. Martin Archer, the project will focus on analyzing data from magnetometer equipment on the satellites, detecting magnetic signals and uncovering evolving patterns caused by space weather. The initiative seeks to protect satellite operations, power grids, and critical systems on Earth, offering real-time mitigation and advancing our understanding of space weather impacts.
Google Unveils Gemini, a Game-Changing AI Model Amidst OpenAI’s Turmoil
Google has launched Gemini, its latest and most powerful AI model, aiming to reclaim leadership in the AI arms race. Boasting flexibility and scalability, Gemini is designed to seamlessly process diverse data types, from text and code to audio, image, and video. Google CEO Sundar Pichai emphasizes Gemini’s significance, marking a substantial leap in AI capabilities. As OpenAI faces a leadership crisis, Google seizes the opportunity to strengthen its position, with Gemini’s versatile applications ranging from data centers to mobile devices. Initial reviews highlight Gemini’s potential, while Google aims to outperform competitors, including OpenAI and AWS.
SoftBank Acquires 51% Stake in Cubic Telecom for €473 Million to Drive Connected Car Innovation
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has acquired a 51% stake in Dublin-based Cubic Telecom, specializing in connected car solutions. The €473 million deal establishes a strategic partnership to capitalize on the rising demand for software-defined connected vehicles (SDCVs). Cubic’s cloud-based Platform for Application and Connectivity Enablement (PACE) enables global integration for connected car services, extending to agriculture, heavy machinery, commercial fleets, and drones. With 17 million connected cars and a monthly addition of 450,000 vehicles, Cubic aims to leverage SoftBank’s support to pioneer the future of software-defined connectivity in the automotive sector.