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Unveiling the potential of 6G: A Revolution Across Industries and Markets

Unveiling the potential of 6G: a revolution across industries and markets

From the emergence of 2G to the trailblazing advancements of 5G, the evolution of wireless communication has been nothing short of extraordinary. As the world awaits the dawn of 6G, the Next G Alliance (NGA) steps onto the stage. Established in November 2020, with Nokia as a founding member, the NGA embarks on a mission to propel North American leadership in 6G, while fostering growth across diverse sectors. This collaborative initiative has set its sights on harnessing the transformative power of 6G to address the unique needs of various industries.

Role of Industry Verticals in Shaping 6G's Future:

While 5G and initial 6G rollout emphasizes Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), its impact goes beyond Communication Service Providers (CSPs) through involvement of industry verticals that drive value within Information and Communications Technology (ICT). NGA aims to reshape the economy by addressing the needs of eight key verticals: agriculture, automotive, education, gaming, entertainment, eHealth and IoT. These sectors shape North America's economic landscape, and 6G can align with NGA's audacious goals, which are-

Distributed Cloud and Communication System: Facilitating seamless communication and computation without boundaries.

AI Native Wireless Solutions: Integrating AI for intelligent and adaptive wireless networks.

Digital World Experience (DWE): Unifying physical, digital and human experiences for interaction.

Cost-Efficient Solutions: Ensuring affordability and accessibility for broad 6G adoption.

Sustainability: Deploying technology with environmentally conscious approaches.

Trust, security and resilience: Prioritizing secure systems and robust communication.

Looking Forward: The Power of 6G

As the world moves towards embracing 6G, the NGA stands as a pivotal force in unleashing its potential. The collaborative efforts of NGA and its partners including Nokia are set to propel North America to the forefront of this paradigm shift. Beyond faster data speeds, 6G is set to catalyze economic growth, enrich services and enhance global quality of life across diverse sectors. By embracing the revolutionary power of 6G, we open doors to boundless possibilities, propelling us into an electrifying future. Visit the Next G Alliance 6G Roadmap for Vertical Industries report to learn more.

To learn more about 6G: What is 6G? - Nokia Bell Labs ( 

Amitava Ghosh

About Amitava Ghosh

Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh (F’15) is a Nokia Fellow and works at Nokia Standards and Strategy. He joined Motorola in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Since joining Motorola he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, cdma-2000, 1xEV-DV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX and 3GPP LTE. He has 60 issued patents, has written multiple book chapters and has authored numerous external and internal technical papers. He is currently working on 5G Evolution and 6G technologies. He is also the chair of the NextGA (an US 6G initiative) National Roadmap Working Group. His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing and wireless communications. He is the recipient of 2016 IEEE Stephen O. Rice and 2017 Neal Shephard prize, member of IEEE Access editorial board and co-author of the books titled “Essentials of LTE and LTE-A” and “5G Enabled Industrial IoT Network”.

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