Marco Giordani received his B.Sc. in Information Engineering in 2013 and his M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering in 2015, both from the University of Padova, Italy. From October 2016, he has been a Ph.D. student at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova, Italy. He visited New York University (NYU), USA, from January to April 2016, and TOYOTA Infotechnology Center, Mountain View, CA, USA, in 2019. He is collaborating with several academic and industrial research partners, including InterDigital, NYU, TOYOTA, and NIST. In 2017 he was awarded with the “Francesco Carassa Prize” by the National Telecommunications and Information Theory Group (GTTI), and in 2018 he received the “IEEE Daniel E. Noble Fellowship Award” from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and Motorola Inc. His research interests include design and validation of protocols for mobility and control-plane management in next–generation cellular networks (5G) and vehicular systems operating at millimeter waves.
6G: Towards a Fully Digital and Connected World
As the digital world becomes increasingly intelligent, automated and ubiquitous, the flow of data becomes ever more vital. Mobile wireless networks are the data highways, and in a fully connected, intelligent digital world, they will need to connect everything from people, vehicles, sensors, data, cloud resources and even robotic agents. Fifth generation (5G) wireless networks that are being released soon offer significant advances, but may be unable to meet the full connectivity demands of emerging systems. This paper envisions how 6G systems can be developed to address the needs of smart networks of the future. The article considers several potential 6G use cases and attempts to provide estimates on requirements to guide design. The demands are daunting, but several promising technologies that can provide the basis for 6G systems are also surveyed.