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The Beyond 5G: A Look Into the Impact on 6G Discussion.


The Beyond 5G:  A Look into the Impact discussion is a two-hour virtual program providing an overview of the transition from 5G into the 6G ecosystem. The event will be a comprehesnive recap of our year long 5G/6G Webinar Series featuring a few select speakers who have participated in the initiaitve.  Link to Register!

This event is designed to focus on key critical aspects of the 6G space. The adoption of 6G technologies promise to offer increased network speeds, expanded interactivity on the network, much lower latency and provide elevated conductivity. ion and sensing signal processing.

The discussion will center around three core elements: The maturity of the 6G market, where is it going in terms of practical usages, and what’s next as adoption of 6G becomes more commonplace.

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to learn and connect with a leading experts in the 6G community as Optica host the Beyond 5G: A Look Into the Impact of 6G Panel Discussion. Register Here!

 

 

 
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Depth map estimation in 6G mmWave systems

For more than twenty years, 802.11 or Wi-Fi has been the undisputed champion of enterprise and home networks. Even as fast cellular data networks have become widely available, Wi-Fi still carries the lion's share of data and has relegated other WLAN or short-range wireless standards to niche roles. But the cellular and Wi-Fi worlds have been converging, slowly, at all layers. Both cellular and Wi-Fi now have commonalities at the physical, network, access control (DIAMETER) and application layers (e.g., web and VoIP) and there's strong interest in using 5G systems for some high-end applications. In planning for 6G, what lessons can we learn from this parallel existence and the historical developments of these networks? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a hypothetical convergence? We argue that the main difference is not radio technology, but rather the implicit understanding about the operational model, in particular authentication and authorization.

GENERATION Z AND BEYOND - Co-evolution of human capabilities and intelligent technologies in the 21st century

In the future digital technology will become an embedded enabler in everything. What if we started to design ICT for empowerment, equality, social sustainability, or democracy, instead of designing for capacity, speed, or effectiveness? Would it change how we see the role of technology in our everyday life? Would we have better products and services? Would we have more resilient societies?

European 6G Flagship Hexa-X update on 6G

European 6G Flagship Hexa-X has been working since Jan 2021 with a strong participation from both industry and academia. The Hexa-X vision is to connect human, physical, and digital worlds with a fabric of 6G key enablers. This talk will present the latest results from Hexa-X, including updated use cases for 6G, initial E2E architecture, addressing sustainability needs as well as updated technical enablers on 6G radio and sensing, connected intelligence and addressing vertical industry needs. More on Hexa-X from https://hexa-x.eu/.

IPv6-based 5G/6G, IoT, Cloud Computing and Blockchain

The new internet based on IPv6 The IPv6 Deployment worldwide is becoming a reality now with some countries achieving more than 60% user penetration with France (70%), Belgium (63%), USA (50%) and India (60%) at the top ranking (http://labs.apnic.net/dists/v6dcc.html) and reaching double digits v6 coverage on Google IPv6 stats. May Autonomous Networks (ASN) reach more than 90% with v6 preferred or v6 capable: (http://labs.apnic.net/ipv6-measurement/Economies/US/). Over 2.5 Billion users are accessing Internet over IPv6 and probably not even knowing it. (http://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statistics.html). If this trend continues, we should achieve 90% by 2025 which would be the inflection point when the full roll-out of IPv6 becomes a strategic plumbing decision of the networks to move to IPv6-Only and start divorcing IPv4 from the Internet. The US Government has already set some dates to move to IPv6-Only by 2025. New topics are more on the lime light such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, 5G/6G, … However, these fields are taking IP networking for granted designing them on IPv4/NAT building non-scalable and non-end to end solutions. The IPv6 Forum is driving new initiatives to garner support and create awareness in these areas: www.ipv6forum.org.

Towards 6G: Massive MIMO is a Reality – What is Next?

Associate professor Emil Björnson introduces the Massive MIMO concept, explains how it will be used in 5G, and what is next. In particular, he explains how to conduct forward-looking 6G research.

5G Spectrum Sharing: A Network Economics View

The evolution of commercial wireless networks to 5G and beyond will continue to increase the demands for wireless spectrum. Traditionally, commercial wireless service providers have utilized spectrum that is exclusively licensed to them. Moving forward, these networks will increasingly operate in spectrum that is shared including utilizing unlicensed spectrum and the tiered sharing approach recently adopted for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) adopted for sharing the 3.5 GHZ band with incumbent users. The success of these approaches is in turn tightly coupled to the economic impact they have on the competition between wireless service providers. In this talk we will discuss a framework for gaining insight into these impacts based on game theoretic models for competition with congestible resources. We will utilize this framework to illustrate potential impacts of different emerging sharing scenarios.

Unleashing the Terahertz Band for 6G: From Theory to Experiments

Terahertz (THz)-band (0.1–10 THz) communication is envisioned as a key wireless technology in 6G and beyond systems. In the last decade, the THz technology gap has been progressively closed through major advancements in electronic, photonic, and plasmonic technologies. In parallel, the propagation of THz signals has been studied through both physics-based and data-driven approaches, debunking some of the myths about the THz channel. Nevertheless, there are several communication and networking roadblocks that need to be overcome to unleash the spectrum above 100 GHz. In this talk, the state of the art and open challenges at the physical, link and network layers of THz communication systems will be presented. Specific topics include novel ultrabroadband waveforms designs that can not only overcome but leverage the distance-dependent bandwidth resulting from molecular absorption; intelligent reflecting surfaces able to engineer wavefronts in ways that in the past were only available to optical systems; new receiver initiated medium access control protocols for ultra-directional links coupled with expedited neighbor discovery strategies’ and cross-layer multi-hop relaying strategies. Moreover, a glimpse at state-of-the-art experimental platforms for THz communication networks will be provided.

In the era of 5G and 6G, do we still need Wi-Fi?

For more than twenty years, 802.11 or Wi-Fi has been the undisputed champion of enterprise and home networks. Even as fast cellular data networks have become widely available, Wi-Fi still carries the lion's share of data and has relegated other WLAN or short-range wireless standards to niche roles. But the cellular and Wi-Fi worlds have been converging, slowly, at all layers. Both cellular and Wi-Fi now have commonalities at the physical, network, access control (DIAMETER) and application layers (e.g., web and VoIP) and there's strong interest in using 5G systems for some high-end applications. In planning for 6G, what lessons can we learn from this parallel existence and the historical developments of these networks? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a hypothetical convergence? We argue that the main difference is not radio technology, but rather the implicit understanding about the operational model, in particular authentication and authorization.

Coherent optical communication for B5G and 6G fronthaul 

Coherent optical communication has made great progress in the past decade, enabling a large capacity increase for long-haul and metro optical networks. As the cost and power consumption of coherent transceiver continuously decreases, its application in mobile fronthaul network is receiving increasing attentions. This webinar will introduce various aspects of coherent technologies in the scenario of B5G and 6G fronthaul, including high speed modulation, energy-efficient implementation of digital signal processing, point-to-multipoint architecture, resource allocation, and so forth.

Power over Fiber in support of 5G and IoT

This webinar will introduce the concept of Power over Fiber (PoF) and potential applications envisioned of that technology in support of 5G networks with optical fronthauling using different types of optical fibers from SMF to MCF with SDM capabilities. It will cover dedicated and shared scenarios showing different tests on ARoF transmission for different modulation formats compliant with 5G New Radio (NR) standard. All as part of works in H2020 BlueSPACE (https://bluespace-5gppp.squarespace.com/news) and TEFLON (http://teflon-cm.es/). Some proposals in the IoT environment will also be shown. It will be an open forum to discuss about the potential of PoF fostering the pending energy efficiency strategy in 5G networks and beyond.

Optical Networking an Enabler for 5G and Beyond

Digital technologies have been identified as key in addressing fundamental challenges associated with societal and economic objectives, such as improved quality of living for citizens, sustainable development and economic growth. In this context, 5G infrastructures will play a fundamental role in bringing these technologies to society transforming their every day’s life in the way services are provided, and businesses are run. However, this transformation requires new service capabilities that network operators need to support including: i) connectivity for a growing number of very diverse devices, ii) ubiquitous access with varying degrees of mobility in heterogeneous environments and, iii) mission critical services, supporting highly variable performance attributes in a cost and energy-efficient manner. These demanding and diverse requirements bring the need of a paradigm shift migrating from closed purposely developed infrastructures into open elastic ecosystems able to support a variety of very diverse services and end-users. These ecosystems will rely on flexible architectural models adopting convergence and integration of a variety of network and compute technologies, network softwarisation, hardware programmability and disaggregation of compute/storage and network resources. In this context, the webinar will focus on describing the relevant ecosystem and the key role that advanced optical networking solutions can play in the 5G era and beyond. Performance evaluation results as well as relevant demonstration activities will be also discussed.