In order to promote North American dominance in the emerging field of 6G technology, a working group was formed to put out a strategy for the sector, which includes six “audacious” goals that can assist the industry to achieve its objective.

For the mobile industry, the development and deployment of 6G are being heralded as a “trillion-dollar prospect.” For many governments throughout the world, maintaining technological leadership will be a political issue.

Research activities are already underway in North America, Europe, China, and Japan, in order to establish themselves as leaders, not only in the development of 5G applications and services but also in the development of technologies that will become global standards.

North American dominance in the 6G era

From a geopolitical standpoint, as mobile communication becomes increasingly important to society and the economy, any influence on global standards becomes increasingly vital.

Following its founding last year, the “Next G Alliance,”whichcomprises more than 80 groups and 600 experts from academia, business, and the government has issued its first significant item, the ‘Roadmap to 6G,’ which is available for download.

A schedule for managing commercialization, research, and adoption projects is also included in the plan, which specifies the steps that all stakeholders must take in preparation for North America to possess the best possible opportunity of achieving technical superiority in the future.

The group’s primary aims include the promotion of security, trust, and resilience, enhanced digital world interaction, cost efficiencies throughout the entire mobile infrastructure, an AI native future network, distributed cloud, and communications systems, and sustainability.

In a statement released by Susan Miller, CEO, and president of the Association for Telecommunications Industry Standards (ATIS), which manages the Next G Alliance, said: “This report will guarantee that North America quickly and effectively aligns all essential sectors crucial to 6G success, setting the stage for North American world leadership.” Apart from its technological accomplishments, the roadmap highlights how 6G may benefit society and businesses across a broad variety of industries – and how North America will emerge as the center of innovation-driven expansion in the economy throughout this new age of wireless.”

Although it is too soon to predict the 6G standard’s final form or which technologies will be included, there are some plausible predictions regarding its capabilities and the challenges that manufacturers, operators, and researchers will face.

6G networks are going to, of course, provide major gains in speed, low latency, and capacity, as well as being significantly more intelligent and reliable. This will enable sophisticated services,likefully immersive extended reality (XR), mobile holograms that are of high-fidelity, and digital twins, as well as strengthened mobile broadband.

The ability of 6G to overcome present limitations – such as mobile units’ limited processing capability – and the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the network is going to be critical to these applications.

If the most ambitious dreams are realized, 6G would have 100-fold the 5G capacity and will be able to manage 10 million gadgets for every square kilometer.

Signals would reach 10,000 meters above and belowthe surface, providing “3D coverage” in space, air, and beneath the water. With these capabilities, edge computing, positioning, intelligent sensing, and high-definition images would be achievable.