IEEE Future Networks: 5G - A Door Opener to 6G?

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As we see 5G unfold, expectations on the economic and societal impact are very high. Many new opportunities shall emerge for new business opportunities, with new vertical entering the market to embrace cellular technology to advance to a new stage of innovation. The most popularly discussed vertical being the mobility sector and manufacturing (industry 4.0). However, maybe agriculture and construction are closer to see an impact? We shall review economic opportunities, and their derive some basic technical requirements. Analyzing this and mapping it onto the verticals can give us some interesting insights. It also helps build an understanding of detecting missing pieces. 1G was a great step towards ubiquitous voice telephony, but 2G fixed the problems (like international roaming). 3G was a great step towards ubiquitous cellular data, but we needed 4G to fix the challenges. 5G will be an infliction point in bringing cellular to new applications. However, do we again use the 5G generation to understand what is really needed and have to wait for 6G as a fix?
As we see 5G unfold, expectations on the economic and societal impact are very high. Many new opportunities shall emerge for new business opportunities, with new vertical entering the market to embrace cellular technology to advance to a new stage of innovation. The most popularly discussed vertical being the mobility sector and manufacturing (industry 4.0). However, maybe agriculture and construction are closer to see an impact? We shall review economic opportunities, and their derive some basic technical requirements. Analyzing this and mapping it onto the verticals can give us some interesting insights. It also helps build an understanding of detecting missing pieces. 1G was a great step towards ubiquitous voice telephony, but 2G fixed the problems (like international roaming). 3G was a great step towards ubiquitous cellular data, but we needed 4G to fix the challenges. 5G will be an infliction point in bringing cellular to new applications. However, do we again use the 5G generation to understand what is really needed and have to wait for 6G as a fix?