6G era research
Looking generations ahead to the network of the future
What is 6G?
With every generation of communications technology, the focus of the network changes. The 2G and 3G eras centered on human-to-human communication through voice and text. The 4G era heralded a fundamental shift to the massive consumption of data, while the 5G era has turned its focus on connecting the Internet of Things and industrial automation systems. In the 6G era we will see yet another shift in direction – this time toward people. 6G will bring together the digital, physical and biological worlds, placing human beings at their center.
We can characterize the 6G era in the following ways:
Augmenting human potential in the 6G era – Peter Vetter, President of Bell Labs Core Research
Six key technologies for 6G
There are six potential technology transformations that we expect will play a part in shaping the 6G ecosystem of the future.