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SlideshowWhen Will 6G Arrive? Hopefully Never, Says BT's McRae

Don't Even Get Me Started on 6G
BT's Neil McRae talking with Light Reading's Liz Coyne in Austin earlier this year.
BT's Neil McRae talking with Light Reading's Liz Coyne in Austin earlier this year.

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Sterling Perrin 11/21/2017 | 2:26:04 PM
Re: You Have Reached Your Destination Joe, true - when we on the wireline side pick a new G" we are all in. Though the 40G fiasco was a bit ".5G-like" in many ways.
mendyk 11/21/2017 | 2:11:11 PM
Re: You Have Reached Your Destination Doesn't it seem that at least some of the early promise of 5G has been put aside in the rush to get something out? I'm thinking about true next-gen things like tactile Internet. 5G seems to have reverted mainly to a bandwidth upgrade role. Besides, we'll probably have to get to at least 8G before teleporting becomes a reality.
Joe Stanganelli 11/21/2017 | 2:09:32 PM
Re: Let the 6G Games Begin @jhodgesk1s: The hyperloop coverage is probably more critical considering the state of LA's transportation infrastructure.

And, considering what I've witnessed myself in Boston and the Big Dig, probably less likely.
Joe Stanganelli 11/21/2017 | 2:07:37 PM
Re: You Have Reached Your Destination @Sterling: Moreover, you don't have to read a lot of marketing and PR blather about "400.5G". ;)
jhodgesk1s 11/21/2017 | 1:34:02 PM
Let the 6G Games Begin I expect there will be 6G test coverage at the 2028 Olympics in LA.

Let's hope they have hyperloop coverage.
iainmorris 11/21/2017 | 1:10:49 PM
Re: You Have Reached Your Destination As a Brit I feel I appreciate sarcasm as much as anyone and he seemed as serious as it gets to me. But there is always the possibility he was taking deadpan Scottish humor to an entirely new level.

He is not the first to have suggested there might be no 6G (http://www.silicon.co.uk/networks/broadband/5gic-director-5g-revolutionary-will-no-6g-176895?inf_by=5970ca68671db81c7d8b476a) - but it's the first time I've heard it said recently, and by a major telco.
mendyk 11/21/2017 | 12:46:55 PM
Re: You Have Reached Your Destination I'm guessing Mr. McRae was having a little fun and was taken a bit too seriously. It's hard to imagine anyone believing that we'll have reached the end goal by 2025. Unless we never get to 2026.
Sterling Perrin 11/21/2017 | 12:37:35 PM
Re: You Have Reached Your Destination As I used to explain to our erstwhile Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan, wireline will always be way ahead of wireless technologically - in optics we are already working on 400G!

Sterling
mendyk 11/21/2017 | 12:23:28 PM
You Have Reached Your Destination By the time 2050 rolls around, 9G will be just around the corner.
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