5G is now and what’s next?
5G New Radio (5G NR) network rollouts are in full swing globally, with standardization advancing and the evolution of the global standard to address new market verticals such as automotive and industrial internet of things (IIoT) progressing.
However, the initial network deployments do not use all the capabilities currently defined for 5G. While the optimization of networks and early 5G devices is an ongoing process, researchers have initiated discussions on the future, what comes beyond 5G and leads to the next generation of wireless communication.
Rohde & Schwarz is following these discussions and is working with its partners and customers on adapting its existing solutions to support this initial phase of research on what might be ultimately called 6G.
5G deployments have only recently started, and releases beyond R15 will continue to tap into the tremendous potential of 5G. However, as a new generation of cellular technology typically appears every 8-10 years, 6G can be expected around 2030.
Download this white paper to explore the evolution from 5G to 6G from a service, air interface and network perspective.