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UK government bets on Sonic the edge-hog

The ever-generous British taxpayer has chucked a million quid at a new initiative called Sonic Labs, which is designed to give 5G OpenRAN R&D an extra boost.

5G reality check: limitations and the need for 6G

With 5G deployments still in their early days, to many, it may seem too soon to be talking about 6G. But given the development of 5G began in 2010, now is the time for the telecoms industry to begin turning its attention to the next G.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: semiconductors, 6G and social media

It’s all about geopolitics this week as Iain and Scott enjoy their good fortune at the telecoms industry being such a strategic focus these days. They start with an update on the global semiconductor industry, which is feeling the strain from the trade war between the US and China. The nascent 6G standard is then discussed in the context of similar Balkanising pressures before they conclude with a review of US political posturing over social media censorship.

What should 6G be?

Work has started in earnest on 6G. Various bodies opine on what it should be – and broadly seem to conclude it is basically the same vision as 5G, but even bigger and better, if that is possible.

Corporate America vs China Inc: the constants and the variables

With the many different forces in play it’s very difficult to accurately project where the equilibrium of the US-China dynamic in the technology and telecoms sectors will go under the Biden administration, or if there will ever be an equilibrium at all.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 6G, cloud and Facebook

In the final pod of a remarkable year the guys get straight into appropriately dystopian subject matter. They start by looking at plans for 6G to create a hive mind that anticipates your every need, before moving on to mulling how sensible it is to move all your technology into the public cloud and concluding with the US government’s absurd attempt to sue Facebook for being too successful.

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