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The Internet of Senses

Ericsson has published a short report (sort of commercial for 5G) on “Hot consumer trends in 2030“. Let me say, transparently, that I would place that more in the realm of imagination than in the one of science, closer to fake news than to news (even the graphics used have …

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Megatrends for this decade – III

2. Global gigabit connectivity at ultra-low cost This megatrend is actually the convergence of three: “global”, “gigabit ” and “ultra-low cost”. The quest for coverage and for performance is nothing new, as a matter of fact. the novelty is in the “quality” and “quantity” foreseen by this trend. Connectivity has …

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6G enters orbit

As most Countries are focussing on accelerating the deployment of 5G China has decided to move forward and deploy… 6G. Well, as I mentioned in the series of post on 6G, 6G does not exist yet, we actually are not even sure what it will look like. One of the …

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6G does not exist, yet it is already here! – XIV

Vehicles The automotive industry, including truck manufacturing and operation, is undergoing a two major, converging, changes that will completely modify the road transportation landscape in the next decade, impacting people’s perception of value and the way they’ll look at private transportation. On the one hand we are seeing a shift …

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6G does not exist, yet it is already here! – XIII

Wearables have been around for over a decade, in the consumer market as smart watches and fitness sensors and in industrial setting as tools for specific needs in the production/operation processes. Due to the need of keeping consumption down (particularly in the consumer market) wearables are seen as adds on …

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6G does not exist, yet it is already here! – X

OK, it is now time to consider a “real” wireless network! Smartphones, complex IoTs or aggregates of IoTs (like vehicles), have been addressed to as “terminals”. In fact, it is now a few years that in several occasions this name no longer apples. Think at the tethering supported by your …

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6G does not exist, yet it is already here! – IX

Wireless networks are everything but wireless. The “core” part is basically undistinguishable from the wireline network, however, their edges are quite different, of course, comprising base stations, poles, antennas … but still very “fixed” indeed. For many years these edges have been “passive”, dumb. Their role was to convert the …

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