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6G waves magazine : spring 2020

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Author: Saarela, Hanna; Wittenberg, Ville (ed.)
Format: ebook
Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : University of Oulu, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-03-17


On behalf of the Scientific Advisory Board, welcome to the first edition of the 6G Flagship magazine “6G Waves”!

The 6G Flagship is a bold attempt to shape the future of mobile communications. Framed around 2030, the Flagship is exploring technological responses to the challenges and the opportunities of evolving digital markets, a growing, ageing global population, changing societal needs, and other factors shaping our digital future. These are big concepts and the responses of 6G need to be ambitious. This magazine will help explore these issues and humanise the technologies being researched. This first edition helps frame the Flagship and covers topics including vision statements, research areas, co-creators, innovators and recent highlights.

The world’s first 6G Wireless Summit was held in Levi, Finland in March 2019 bringing together experts from around the world. The 2019 event highlighted the technological advances of 5G, but also took the first steps at describing “what next”. The white paper from 6G Summit described the step-change from the trajectory of 5G and the requirements of 6G.

In its second year, the Flagship continues to evolve, fostering collaboration, enabling world-leading research, and refining the vision of our future connected world. The technical papers from the 2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020 and the 2020 white papers will take us further, covering a greater range of topics and continuing to address major research and technology challenges.

Welcome to the world of 6G!

Ian Oppermann

Chair of 6G Flagship Scientific Advisory Board

Chief Data Scientist, New South Wales (NSW) Government

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On the behalf of 6G Flagship Advisory Board I have great joy to introduce to you this first issue of the 6G Waves magazine which highlights the visions and latest achievements of 6G Flagship!

A lot of new technology and business models for 5G and beyond will be developed during the coming years in numerous research and development initiatives around the globe. Finland as a neutral, agile and flexible society offers an excellent innovation environment for future solutions.

In this magazine, you will find out why Oulu is an ideal spot for creating the first functional 6G test network and trialling proof of concepts leading to 6G. Over the last three decades, Oulu, the home of Nokia Radio, has been the forerunner in new ICT technologies. We are looking forward to giving our best effort again — this time for 6G.

The best results are achieved when open discussion takes place between professionals in an inspiring environment leading to new initiatives and collaboration. The second 6G Wireless Summit will be organised in Levi, Finland on 17–20 March 2020. The nature of Lapland has been the source of many unique ideas, which have made Finland what it is today. I hope that this inspiring environment will boost 6G research and steer global development efforts to a successful track!

In the next issue of the biannual magazine, you will be able read about the outcomes of the second 6G Wireless Summit and joint research efforts towards 6G. I wish you an inspiring reading experience!

Juha Ala-Mursula

Chair of 6G Flagship Advisory Board

Director of BusinessOulu

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Series: 6G waves magazine
ISSN: 2670-2029
ISSN-E: 2670-2088
ISSN-L: 2670-2029
ISBN: 978-952-62-2583-8
ISBN Print: 978-952-62-2579-1
Issue: 1
Type of Publication: D6 Edited professional book
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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