November 7, 2023
Purdue and leading companies chart a taxonomy of 6G technologies
Research teams at companies including Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm, along with Purdue University, issue “dictionary” of 12 technologies in 6G Global Roadmap taxonomy report
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Today in Washington, D.C., 6G Global Roadmap: A Taxonomy is released to offer a taxonomy of technologies in the evolution from 5G — the fifth generation of cellular technology — to 6G. The document is the product of leading companies in the wireless industry, together with Purdue University, including:
- Cisco Systems
- Dell Technologies
- Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
“This technology report is meant to be a foundation of policies, not a policy itself. It is a taxonomy over the modularized layers and over time horizon this decade,” said Purdue University President Mung Chiang. “In the meantime, we strongly recommend the speeding up and scaling up of 5G deployments in the U.S. right now. More 5G infrastructure and resulting applications are essential to any road map to 6G.”
6G wireless networks promise not only faster speed, lower latency and better coverage, but also the connection of more devices than people and the offer of a foundational service to all sectors and across different types of networks and scenarios.
Purdue’s industry partners hold high opinions of what 6G can offer:
- Michael Beesley, vice president and chief technology officer, Cisco Networking:
- Erik Ekudden, chief technology officer, Ericsson:
- Nishant Batra, chief strategy and technology officer, Nokia:
- John Smee, senior vice president, engineering, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.:
The report surveys the technical areas that are expected to drive 6G development and the important problems faced in these focus areas. These technical innovations describe a dozen enabling network architectures, protocols and tools in this decade’s evolution from 5G to 6G.
- Enabling ultra-low-latency applications
- Supporting intermittent connectivity
- Creating wireless service platforms
- Densifying cells
- Scaling up edge/fog computing
- Sharing spectrum
- Using sub-THz spectrum bands
- Sharing infrastructure
- Using open interfaces
- Utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning
- Internetworking with Wi-Fi
- Internetworking with satellite networks
The task force of industry and academia will continue to collaborate toward its next report, which will address further recommendations for the 6G evolution.
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