According to IEEE, it’s not too soon to be preparing how current 5G wireless networks can transition into the future wireless network of 6G.
Future wireless networks are expected to support a multitude of services demanded by Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra-Reliable and Low-latency Communications (uRLLC), and massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) users.
Heterogeneous devices with different quality of service (QoS) demands will require intelligent and flexible allocation of network resources in response to network dynamics. For instance, a highly reliable and low-latency network is needed to enable rapid transfer of messages between connected autonomous vehicles.
At the same time, the same physical infrastructure is expected to serve users with high-quality video demand or even mobile Augmented/Virtual Reality entertainment applications. Next-generation wireless networks are expected to accommodate such diverse use cases.
In addition, resource efficiency, reliability, and robustness are becoming more stringent for 5G and beyond networks.
In order to accomplish a seamless migration in wireless technologies, many feel 6G must incorporate a paradigm shift in network resource optimization, in which efficient and intelligent resource management techniques are employed.
Machine learning algorithms stand as promising tools to intelligently manage the networks such that network efficiency, reliability, robustness goals are achieved and quality of service demands are satisfied.
The opportunities that arise from learning the environment parameters under varying behavior of the wireless channel, positions AI-enabled 5G and 6G, superior to preceding generations of wireless networks.
6G is expected to make its appearance around 2030. 6G will significantly improve download speeds, eliminate latency, and reduce congestion on mobile networks. 6G will also support advancements in technology, such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), metaverse, and artificial intelligence (AI).
IEEE is working to support the development of 6G technology because the telecom industry needs standardized frameworks, guidelines, and solutions to deliver optimal user experiences to consumers.
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