As I am active on multiple social networks including blogs, twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc., Its always tricky to be able to share information from one on to another. Some time back I tweeted about the 6G research that seems to have started according to an article in FT.
While I had a few retweets and interactions, I realised that its always challenging to search the tweets so I decided to add this in the blog post, always easier to look it up.While everyone is focusing on 5G, research has already started on 6G :-) http://t.co/FvxJvXaxXS via @FT pic.twitter.com/g50hYqsnrN— Zahid Ghadialy (@zahidtg) May 3, 2015
So the FT Article states that:
Even as 5G remains a distant prospect for most mobile users, some scientists have already begun to work on plans for 6G services in the future.
To an extent, terms such as 4G and 5G have become as much about marketing equipment as any single technology breakthrough, with incremental improvements to technical specifications often arbitrarily given names such as 3.5G or 4.5G.
But that has not stopped people from thinking about what 6G could look like — and in the UK at least, the prediction is for a “quantum” leap.
Britain has created a “national quantum strategy” to identify areas where advances in technology will have the greatest impact on daily lives in the future. The strategy was developed by the Quantum Technologies Strategic Advisory Board, a government funded agency, which oversees the £270m programme.
So why did I suddenly think about 6G? Because I have had a few discussions where the research community feel that they should focus on technologies beyond 5G, something that would be a game changer and would change the way we do communications. To be honest, new ways of communications have been found (like LED-Fi / Li-Fi ) but they have not really been ground breaking.
Do you have any ideas or suggestions, add it as comments.