Plum supports new leading global research hub with launch of 6G vision

Plum Consulting, an independent consulting firm focused on the telecoms and digital sectors, acted to support The University of Surrey in launching its new 6GIC research centre and distinctive new 6G vision with a new white paper:

The University of Surrey has been listening to and working with its industry members to forge a distinctive path to the next generation of mobile technology – one that supports transformative services that address grand societal challenges such as climate change, pandemic control and sustainable economic growth.

Regius Professor Rahim Tafazolli FREng, Director of the 6GIC at the University of Surrey, said: “What our industry members are telling us is that the traditional approach of ever-higher data rates in ever-higher spectrum bands is running out of road as a mobile service. An entirely new approach is needed that mobilises exciting new services that address the great global challenges. We are setting out this new vision in a 6G white paper being published today.”

Dr Ian Corden CEng FIET, a Director with Plum and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, said: “Clearly 5G is in its early days in the commercial world, and we see much potential with 5G and its evolution over the coming years. But with long R&D cycles in the industry, now is the time for global research on 6G to begin. Key elements of the new 6G vision that we present in the white paper include: ultra-high-resolution comms, network of networks, massive AI, and integration of the physical and virtual worlds.”

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