[Ericsson] 6G Spectrum - Why Is Spectrum Fundamental?
Europe 2022-06-10 #6G Spectrum #Ericsson
With omnipresent connectivity and trillions of embeddable devices – not to mention a host of powerful, sensory experience use cases – 6G requires new spectrum considerations. From today’s existing spectrum, to new frequency ranges, we break down the pieces of the 6G spectrum puzzle below.
6G and Metaverse in the US
USA 2022-05-13 #metaverse
The United States is investing in 6G technology and working together to ultimately standardize it. In particular, Theodore Rapaport, founding director of NYU Wireless, said that 6G technology will enable 3D virtual reality, true telesurgery and metaverse. In addition, the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as companies such as Microsoft and AT&T, are all working hard on 6G, which has the potential to make it truly global ubiquitous. The United States established a $3.5 billion joint investment plan with the South Korean government at the 2021 Korea-U.S. summit while establishing a communication cooperation system with its allies, and formed Next G. Alliance with private companies to secure 6G standard technology. Not only the United States but also the whole world is currently focusing on 6G and metaverse. Metaverse is also the keyword for MWC 2022, the world's largest mobile communication fair. At MWC 2022, you could see a variety of experience services and attractions, from Qualcom's chipset for XR to build metaverse environment, a supercomputer for Meta Platforms' (former Facebook) metaverse implementation, to SKT's metaverse K-pop concert.
NTT and Fujitsu announce alliance for development of 6G technology
Japan 2022-05-13 #NTT Docomo
NTT Docomo signed an agreement to develop 6G technology through a business alliance with Fujitsu, which owns the world's No. 1 supercomputer 'Fukaku'. This seems to be the company's strategy to make up for the mobile communication technology that lags behind in 5G through 6G, and the Japanese government is also actively supporting it at the pan-government level. NTT Docomo aims to commercialize 6G mobile communication around 2030 by combining optical and electrical signals through partnership with Fujitsu. In addition to this, NTT Docomo is forming a wide range of alliances with global telecommunication companies including US companies to develop next-generation telecommunication technology.
Will China succeed in taking the lead in 6G? (Major countries' 6G readiness status)
China 2022-05-13 #Next G #IMT-2030
In November 2019, China established IMT-2030, a pan-governmental 6G technology research organization, and in March 2020, the Chinese Electronic Information Industry Development Institute published a white paper on 6G concepts and visions in Chinese. In November 2020, China launched the world's first satellite for 6G testing, drawing attention from all over the world. This has proven undeniably that China is the most advanced country in 6G technology. In addition, China holds the largest number of 6G-related patents in the world. Samsung Electronics and Nokia (Finland), along with major IT companies such as Qualcomm, Intel, and Verizon, have participated as founding members in "Next G. Alliance" launched in the US. This is because it is difficult for the US alone to prevent China's dominance in 6G. Finland is expanding its cooperative system with major countries. For example, it is conducting joint R&D initiatives with NTT Docomo of Japan. In particular, Nokia participated in RINGS, a 6G research program led by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) as a founding member.
B5G Consortium(Japan) and 6G Flagship(Finland) sign MoU
Japan 2021-11-02 #MoU #B5GC #6Gflagship
In April, Japan’s B5G Consortium and Finland’s 6G Flagship, which represent each country’s 6G research, signed a MOU at the Global Digital Summit 2021. This is part of the partnership announced during US-Japan summit talks. Based on the partnership, the two parties will closely work together in quickly introducing 6G, talent exchanges and joint 6G technology development, thereby commercialize 6G in 2030. Japan launched ‘6G Research Society’ last year led by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and later established key execution strategies for ‘Beyond 5G’. Japan’s major communication service providers like NTT Dokomo, KDDI, Softbank and Tokyo University will join the related consortium with the goal to commercialize 6G technology in 2030. Japan also set the vision to occupy 10% in global 6G patent market share and 30% in global equipment and software market share.
Nokia, Aiming at 6G
Europe 2021-11-02 #Nokia
Nokia, which took part in a new research program initiated by US National Science Foundation for future of communication network in 6G era last July, shared some program highlights. RINGS(Resilient and Intelligent Next Generation Systems) RINGS, which is one of the largest programs in the industry, is expected to cultivate major research communities with institutes developing future network technologies in the 6G era. Objective of RINGs is to promote basic research on new technologies for NextG systems. Through RINGS, Nokia plans to give its full support to agility driven by cloud network and develop new applications for 6G. This suggests that global ICT firms are pouring their resources in the 6G market to take a leadership role by joining 6G research support programs, hiring 6G engineers and collaborating with researches in the related industries.