FEED Autumn 2023 Web

The features of 6G

6G Amplifications*

From pervasive connection to 360° situational awareness

From gestural to thought-enabled control

From self-driving car to self-directed fleets


Autonomous activity Connected assets collaborate and learn to accomplish a task

Collective insight Networked sensors, devices and vehicles produce, share and assess data in real time

Sensory experience Immersive, multisensory environments for work and play interactions


l Lower latency l Faster speed l More capacity l Greater connection density l Accurate location l Lower power

*non exhaustive illustrations

Source: Omdia

you can use a digital identity to explore the internet. Online gaming, including massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, are probably the most entertaining kinds of metaverse, with some game worlds being so large that economists can conduct game theory thought experiments within them. It’s true that 6G has the potential to enhance XR experiences that could enable virtually connected ecosystems, but marketers taking this too literally could see more disappointed consumers if overhyped promises aren’t delivered on. Marketers became far too excited by the potential of delivering high-speed experiences, resulting in 5G being oversold to the general public and the enterprise market. XR products were even among the list of ambitious 5G-enabled use cases. But the mainstream adoption of XR requires the technology to facilitate both augmented and virtual reality,

and to stitch the experiences together in real time. At its current stage of development, 5G network technology is simply too slow to accommodate the level of latency required. Current 360° 4K video requires data rates of 10-50Mbps. Next-generation 360° 8K demands 50-200Mbps – far beyond what today’s 5G can deliver. If we then consider XR and full-immersive experiences, which require from 200Mbps to 5Gbps, it’s not long before 5G reaches a breaking point and fails to meet consumer expectations. There’s already been a torrent of bad press around VR experiences, with much of the industry cooling on the technology’s market potential. For the next generation of wireless and video, it’s important that we learn from the past and define a ‘high-quality experience.’ This means moving away from industry jargon and focusing on what matters to consumers, opting for a user-centric approach and delivering tangible benefits in terms of latency and reliability. VALUE PROPOSITION 6G is an opportunity to offer new experiences and create more value for its services. Since its inception, the telecoms industry has positioned itself as a business offering connectivity as a service. Speed and high-quality visuals are at the core of this premise, but with every organisation



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