A panel convened by Huawei
Now that the deployment of the 5th Generation of mobile networks (5G) has successfully started all over the world, the obligatory “what is next?” question has appeared in the research community. From 3rd generation era, Europe has been kept playing the pioneer role in defining “What is next?” for each new generation. With the spirit of open research and innovation, quite a lot successful joint research and exploration activities between industry and academy have been supported by European Union. And now, as Commissioner Thierry Breton proposed, “without even waiting for the end of 5G roll-out, I want us to start working on 6G”. It is time to start think about how we could go together with join effort to create another technological miracle in next decade.
6G will be an achievement of globally joint effort from all beneficial partners on the ICT value chain. How the industry and academy from Europe can create the joint momentum and riding on the peak of the tide is question to be explored. The panel will investigate, with this joint momentum, how we can find out the new requirements, the new business models, the new technology trend, and maybe even more important, the new mode of joint exploration and innovation.
Professor of Wireless Communications, Aalborg University
Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Group R&D Director, Vodafone, UK
Chief Technology Officer, Holo-light, Germany
Professor, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany