The 6G future is expected to transform our lives as it bridges the physical and cyber worlds.
Beyond supporting mobile, 6G is expected to support technology like automated cars and smart-home networks, helping create seamless connectivity between the internet and everyday life.
Current projections call for 6G to hit a maximum speed of one terabit per second (Tbps), which is 100-times faster than 5G. In terms of frequency, 6G looks to elevate from 5G’s frequency of 60 kilobits and reach 95 kilobits.
6G will use more advanced radio equipment and a greater volume and diversity of airwaves than 5G, including an extremely high frequency (EHF) spectrum that delivers ultra-high speeds and huge capacity over short distances.
All 6G networks will have integrated mobile edge computing technology, not an add-on like current 5G, providing benefits such as improved access to AI capabilities and support for sophisticated mobile devices and systems.
It’s also predicted that 6G wireless sensing solutions will impact government and industry approaches to public safety and critical asset protection, such as threat detection, health monitoring, and air quality measurements.
That means organizations can anticipate greater decision-making capabilities using real-time information, improving the responsiveness of law enforcement officials and first responders.
Autonomous driving is one of the main use cases in which 6G is expected to play a critical role by enabling greater accuracy and reliability. The now released IEEE 2846, a new standard for autonomous vehicle (AV) safety, provides an important step in advancing the mass testing of AVs in the U.S. Looking further ahead, 6G and future networks will be needed to drive an AV society.
Analysts insist that for 6G to really standout, the 6G network must be more efficient than 5G and consume less power. Energy efficiency achieved through digitization is critical for a more sustainable mobile industry because of the anticipated growth in data generation.
The 6G network can power the applications needed to make this happen.
But other analysts believe that the 6G network must be more than just secure. It must also be reliable. While privacy is an important component of security, consistent, reliable, and rapid, end-to-end data delivery, such as that needed to support the safe and efficient operation of driverless vehicles without concerns about potentially dangerous latency glitches, is essential.
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