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Vivo releases third 6G white paper


Published : 11 Aug 2022 01:55 AM

The vivo Communications Research Institute released its third 6G white paper, “Building a Freely Connected Physical and Digital Integrated World: 6G Services, Capabilities and Enabling Technologies”. Recently, the report explores the 6G framework and enabling technologies that vivo experts believe will shape people’s lives beyond 2030.

“As one of the world’s leading smartphone vendors, we are dedicated to empowering consumers by making cutting-edge 5G smartphones affordable and accessible. At the same time, we have set our sights on the future - 6G,” said Qin Fei, President of vivo Communications Research Institute. “At the forefront of R&D, we continue to explore what a 6G world might look like and what technologies we need to develop to get there.” 

vivo’s latest white paper on 6G builds on two earlier works released in 2020, including ‘Digital Life 2030+’, which provides insights into some of the many potential 6G digital scenarios for the next decade, and ‘6G Vision, Requirements and Challenges’, which outlines vivo’s vision for 6G, namely that 6G will enable convergence of the digital and physical worlds. 

Services and Capabilities

The white paper proposes that 6G will provide super communication, information, and converged computing services, becoming a base for an interconnected and converged physical and digital world. 

Rakesh Tamrakar, 5G Standard Expert at vivo said “6G will allow us to bring the next generation of connectivity into every aspect of people's lives. It will integrate more access technologies, cover a larger physical space, and provide better core capabilities, supporting more services,”. 

He also added, “By seamlessly connecting industries, transportation, workspace, and homes, 6G will contribute greatly to society – from the democratization of professional talent to the enhancement of emergency and disaster response.” 

As a result performance the indicator, such as- data rate, including peak data rate and user experienced data rate, communication delay, and area traffic capacity, will need to be improved several folds or more compared with 5G.

Enabling Technologies

New network functions need to be introduced to support the new 6G services and achieve integration of sensing and communication. Brand-new system architecture design is required as 6G will converge mobile network and computing, cross-domain data interaction, and native AI network