The Rise of 6G Short-Range Mobile Communication Networks: What It Is and Why It Matters
The Rise of 6G Short-Range Mobile Communication Networks: What It Is and Why It Matters

Our mobile communications networks cobweb the world, bringing connectivity to more people than ever before. Yet, as we forge ahead to more sophisticated technology, we’re quickly discovering inefficiencies that threaten to throttle that advancement. That’s prompted some experts to rethink the role of a short-range mobile communication network as we imagine what 6G might one […]

What Is the 6G Internet of Things?
What Is the 6G Internet of Things?

6G is widely expected to bring massive connectivity and comprehensive internet coverage to the world — but that isn’t what’s got researchers (and visionaries) excited. For years, people have been asking questions about when wireless connectivity will finally have the level of sophistication to create the Internet of Things? And just what is the Internet […]

What is Network Densification? Everything You Need to Know
What is Network Densification? Everything You Need to Know

Network densification – it’s a buzzword related to 5G. But, what role does it play in 6G, if any? As the research and development of 6G ramps up, experts are spending a lot of time thinking about whether or not we need to change the way we lay out our network infrastructure. While 5G has […]

From 1G to 4G: The Evolution of Mobile Networks
From 1G to 4G: The Evolution of Mobile Networks

Do you remember the first 1G network to drop in 1979? Maybe not – wireless connectivity has come a long way since the early days of mobile phones, burying the earliest iterations in advancements. Today, WiFi hotspots and internet cafes dot most major cities in the world, with phone coverage penetrating more areas than ever […]

The Launch of 6G: When Will 6G Be Released?
The Launch of 6G: When Will 6G Be Released?

6G managed to make headlines in late 2019 when China announced that it was poised to launch 6G research, just a month after rolling out 5G in the country. That kicked off a seeming arms race as other companies jumped on the bandwagon. Suddenly, 6G was everywhere – never mind that 5G wasn’t yet really […]

What’s at the 2020 6G Summit? Here’s What We Know
What’s at the 2020 6G Summit? Here’s What We Know

5G may have just come out and 6G may be still a distant glimmer in the future, but researchers are already forging ahead to the generation of wireless connectivity that’s expected to drop in the 2030s. For the second year in a row, telecommunications leaders and industry experts attended the annual 6G Summit in Oulu, […]

6G and the Military: What Will the Future of Warfare Be?
6G and the Military: What Will the Future of Warfare Be?

If there’s one industry that seems to be consistently at the cutting edge of technology, it’s the military. And when 6G represents that cutting edge, you bet they’re keen to explore its possibilities. From devices that look like they’re straight out of science fiction to writing helicopter maintenance manuals for AI, staying current with technology […]

How Important Will Wireless Network Intelligence Be in 6G?
How Important Will Wireless Network Intelligence Be in 6G?

6G may still be a decade or more away, but already exciting conversations have arisen about its potential capabilities. Among those include concepts surrounding wireless intelligence in network communications. It’s expected to be big – if not the defining feature of the next wireless generation. It’s becoming increasingly clear that our current infrastructure paradigm – […]

How Will Extended Reality (XR) Be Shaped by 6G?
How Will Extended Reality (XR) Be Shaped by 6G?

Ask five people what they think the most futuristic technologies in existence are, and you’ll probably get something related to virtual (VR), augmented (AR), or extended (XR) reality. After flying cars and space tourism, a technologically-altered reality is probably one of the biggest things we have to look forward to in the 2020s and 2030s. […]

Information Technology for Sustainable Development: How 6G Will Help the 2030 UN Agenda
Information Technology for Sustainable Development: How 6G Will Help the 2030 UN Agenda

When we think about the UN and ending poverty, the role of information technology for sustainable development isn’t always obvious. However, looking at the UN’s 2030 Agenda, it’s clear that even developing countries need access to the same digital resources if they wish to become competitive on a global level. 6G is slated to contribute […]

6 Early Predictions on What Lies Beyond 6G Technology: 7G and 8G
6 Early Predictions on What Lies Beyond 6G Technology: 7G and 8G

Think it’s pretty spectacular that people are talking about 6G in 2020? Early speculations about 7G technology are already on the table. To be clear: we don’t know what 7G or even 8G will entail. We’re certain a 7G wireless technology will one day exist, but we’re expecting to see that in the 2040s and […]

6G Data Speed: Improvements to Expect in the Future
6G Data Speed: Improvements to Expect in the Future

Central to the discussion around 6G lies data speed. 6G is expected to unleash speeds that are thousands of times faster than what we’re currently able to imagine. Based on what’s currently known about 6G, we expect this will be true, but that’s not all it will mean. Let’s dive right in and explore. How […]

Machine Learning: Its Uses & Role to Make 6G Possible
Machine Learning: Its Uses & Role to Make 6G Possible

Think ultra-smart robots and device-free communication belongs to the realm of science fiction? Think again. The next generations of wireless connectivity – both 5G and 6G – stand to unlock entirely new levels of smart technology thanks to the advances they will bring to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Both technologies already have numerous uses […]

See These 4 Daily Life Examples of Artificial Intelligence 6G Can Improve
See These 4 Daily Life Examples of Artificial Intelligence 6G Can Improve

Artificial intelligence has been around for a while and has even found applications in the everyday world. From highly visible novel applications like self-driving cars to less obvious but powerful data analytics capabilities, AI is almost certainly here to stay and will only get more sophisticated with each successive generation of wireless connectivity. Here are […]

What You Need to Know About Finland’s 6G Research Program
What You Need to Know About Finland’s 6G Research Program

While the world has been enthralled by the scuffle between China and the US with the “race” to 5G, other experts around the world have been quietly researching 6G. Finland, a leader in wireless technology, has robust 6G research facilities that many have overlooked. In case you haven’t had a chance to read about them, […]

Which Countries Are Currently Working on 6G?
Which Countries Are Currently Working on 6G?

China may have been the first, but it’s just one of several countries with 6G research plans in place. As nationwide rollouts of 5G networks start, the most forward-thinking industry leaders have announced their intentions to begin the research and development (R&D) of the next generation of wireless communications. Here’s the latest scoop on which […]

A Quick & Easy Guide to Understanding 6G Technology
A Quick & Easy Guide to Understanding 6G Technology

Every generation of wireless connectivity seems to unlock some new and world-changing technology. From mobile devices to texting and now the Internet of Things, it’s hard to imagine just what the next generation will bring. Many early predictions envision 6G technology that resembles devices straight out of science fiction. However, the R&D programs that have […]

What’s the Difference Between 5G vs. 6G? Here’s What You Need to Know
What’s the Difference Between 5G vs. 6G? Here’s What You Need to Know

5G is barely here – just three countries have nationwide commercial rollout. In some parts of the world, 4G is just arriving. So, what’s all this talk about the technological capabilities that 6G will unlock? How does any of it differ from 5G, anyway? If you’re wondering about 5G vs. 6G, you’re not alone. Here […]

What to Expect in the Future with 6G Technology
What to Expect in the Future with 6G Technology

It’s official: 6G is in our future. Companies, universities, and even governments are joining the “race” to the sixth generation of wireless technology. Many leading thinkers are laying out their vision for what 6G will look like and when it might arrive. From effective self-driving cars to immersive entertainment, the possibilities are pretty fantastic. Although […]