Why should we currently talk about 6G in 2030, if we have not yet rolled out 5G across the country and are still looking for the “5G killer apps”?
Because we’re still learning! Because we have new, innovative ideas that we hadn’t thought of 10 years ago when we were developing and standardizing 5G. Because the performance of processors and memories on electronic circuits increases year after year and their power consumption decreases. And because we are facing huge challenges in coping with climate change and feeding the growing world population.
First of all: increasing network capacity and performance for the needs of the next decade
Further increase network reliability and availability
Reduction of the power consumption of all network components and thus a drastic reduction in power consumption per transferred bit and byte, reduction of the carbon footprint of the telco system
Further reduction of the delay times in the network through the consistent use of mobile edge cloud computing (MEC)
Upward compatibility with 4G, 5G and WLAN
Using quantum computing for new cyber security, increasing privacy and cyber security for customers and IoT systems
Designing the whole platform ecosystem for efficient mobile data transmission, avoiding waist of data at the radio interface
Combination of terrestrial data transmission and using satellite systems
6G will be combined with artificial intelligence in network planning, network optimization and network operation. AI will be also the enabler for all the real time IoT use cases in 6G and for much better sustainability of the whole system!