ATIS’ Next G Alliance (NGA) today announced release of Beyond Speed: Promoting Social and Economic Opportunities Through 6G and Beyond, a white paper addressing how Next G technology can address crucial social and economic needs, bringing our global society into closer contact and improving the Quality of Life (QoL) for many previously underserved by innovation.
Among topics addressed, Beyond Speed covers how to define the specific social and economic outcomes to which Next G can contribute, the key aspects of digital equity, defining a trustworthy 6G network and how Next G connectivity will directly impact economic growth. Challenges in areas including supply chain and equal access are addressed as well as those that may arise when defining QoL metrics. A call to action for research, development, policies and business models is presented. Promising areas for future research are also covered.
“Beyond Speed is one of the ICT industry’s most comprehensive looks at strategies for achieving a sustainable, equitable and prosperous 6G future,” said NGA Managing Director Mike Nawrocki. “Beyond its value to the industry, the paper’s insights can be of use to policymakers to help them better comprehend how next-generation technological advancements can align with vital societal objectives to create a more socially and economically beneficial future.”
“This collaboratively composed white paper by the NGA Societal and Economic Needs Working Group (SEN WG) focuses on five key fundamental areas in which Next G innovation can impact our future,” said Mimi Tam (Ericsson), NGA SEN WG Chair. “It addresses how, through these elements, humans and their economic needs can be connected in a more meaningful and mutually beneficial way. We view this work as connecting the future and bridging trust, equity, sustainability, economic growth and quality of life through Next G.”
Access Beyond Speed: Promoting Social and Economic Opportunities Through 6G and Beyond and all Next G Alliance publications in the 6G Library.