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NSC's Joe Kochan: Unlocking new tech possibilities with spectrum

Joe Kochan, a telecom veteran and former CEO of US Ignite, talks to Light Reading about his new role as the executive director at the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), where he aims to promote stronger tech partnerships between government, academia and industry.

Sensing, deep learning, massive MIMO: 6G begins to take shape

Sensing, deep learning and upgrades to massive MIMO and full duplex are emerging as some of the key technologies that will define 6G, experts say.

6G has every chance of screwing the carriers

Another big investment round will net billions for governments and equipment vendors, while forcing operators to dig deep.

Samsung: We need to expand mmWave to meet 6G needs

It says current spectrum won't be enough to meet all 6G capacity requirements, meaning spectrum ranges must open up in the sub-THz range, from 24-300GHz.

Could 6G mark a return to usage-based pricing?

'We need to start charging for usage again,' said Kimberley Trommler, head of Thinknet 6G, during her keynote address to attendees of an online event focusing on 6G and environmental sustainability.

How governments are shaping the race to 6G

The creation of 6G will occur at industry level and in the 3GPP, not in government. But their decisions will impact the next generation's development.

FCC sets July 29 kickoff for 2.5GHz spectrum auction

T-Mobile is expected to be a key player in the auction of about 8,000 new, county-based overlay licenses of unassigned 2.5GHz midband spectrum.

6G will not be a new radio standard, say BT and Vodafone

Executives at the UK operators sound confident 6G will use the same underlying technology as 5G.

MWC takes leave of reality as visitors pile back

The mobile industry's giant shindig was back with 61,000 visitors, even if the big news stories had nothing to do with it.

How InterDigital is prepping for 6G

Liren Chen, president and CEO of InterDigital, shares his perspective on advancements in 5G, and how his company is planning ahead for 6G and the metaverse.

Rosenworcel's MWC appearance hints at shifting spectrum policy

The chair of the FCC discussed the importance of midband spectrum over mmWave spectrum in Barcelona, and said that the agency would auction 2.5GHz spectrum in July.

The next telco worry is paying for the metaverse

As Facebook demands network improvements, operators gathered at MWC weigh the impact of the metaverse and call for new business models.

China Mobile: 6G needs some scientific breakthroughs

6G remains in danger of fragmentation, according to one of China Mobile's top researchers.

6G threatens to be mobile's lost generation

The next generation of mobile technology faces a hard job to survive a geopolitical arms race, industry hype and growing telco unhappiness about the standards process.

Nokia Bell Labs' Peter Vetter: 6G will unite the physical and digital worlds

Commercial deployments of 6G will begin in 2030, but it will take ten years to prepare for 6G, explains Nokia Bell Labs' Peter Vetter.

For all the early 6G talk, the Gs investment cycle looks broken

The mobile industry has routinely overpromised and underdelivered on the Gs. A different model looks desirable.

Next G Alliance offers 'holistic' view of 6G in North America

An association featuring top companies, government agencies and researchers in the North American wireless industry released its first comprehensive white paper dealing with 6G.

10G, FARMSIS and the future of cable broadband

Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs, joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss where the cable industry is on the path to 10G and how CableLabs is stoking interest and innovation with its 10G Challenge.

Jio Estonia partners with University of Oulu on 6G research

They will work on aerial and space communication, holographic beamforming, 3D-connected intelligence in cybersecurity, microelectronics and photonics.

Keysight to start 6G tests in California, Washington

Keysight told the FCC it will design, develop, test and demonstrate 6G electronic test and measurement technologies at its indoor facilities. Keysight's tests will focus on spectrum bands between 275GHz and 330GHz.

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