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M. Katz, P. Pirinen and H. Posti, "Towards 6G: Getting Ready for the Next Decade," 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Oulu, Finland, 2019, pp. 714-718. doi: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877155

Towards 6G : getting ready for the next decade

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Author: Katz, Marcos1; Pirinen, Pekka1; Posti, Harri1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-12-03


As the wireless and mobile world is turning its interest into beyond 5G development, industry and research community are gradually taking up this colossal challenge. This paper discusses the readiness and capacity needed to develop beyond 5G (B5G) and 6G technology and their associated businesses and applications. The wireless landscape is analyzed in different timeframes covering roughly the period between 2020 and 2030, the decade where B5G and 6G are expected to be fully developed. After discussing relevant trends and key requirements needed to develop B5G and 6G in general, the paper will consider, as a particular example, the current development and readiness of Finland. With a strong background in 5G, Finland is one of the first countries to start doing 6G development following a large research project where key industrial and academic players of the country participate. Hopefully, the conceived developing path to 6G presented in this paper will serve a motivational guide to other developers.

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Series: International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
ISSN: 2154-0217
ISSN-E: 2154-0225
ISSN-L: 2154-0217
ISBN: 978-1-7281-2527-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-2528-2
Pages: 714 - 718
DOI: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877155
Host publication: 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) 27-30 August 2019 Oulu, Finland
Conference: International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The authors would like to thank all other Allied ICT Finland wireless communications work group participants for stimulating discussions and contributions for the Finnish case study.
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