6G Summit on Connecting the Unconnected

The Marconi Society

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 11:00am to Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:30pm
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Virtual Event

Unlike any technology before it, 6G is expected to democratize connectivity and its benefits. As it is created against the backdrop of the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and informed by a clear, pandemic-driven view of the costs of the digital divide, digital equity will be front and center in the planning of 6G. This track will consider the technical possibilities, the social impacts, and the critical considerations in using 6G to provide connectivity and opportunity for all.

An Overview of the Possibilities - September 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

As the shape of 6G's cases and technology begins to emerge, technologists and policymakers are imagining a world in which the next billion will have a different relationship and different uses for the network than ever before. This session will address the latest thinking on the possibilities and realities of 6G.

From the Middle to the Core - September 29, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Innovative uses of fiber, satellite, and other 6G technologies will change the game on providing high speed, low latency communications to the rest of the planet. This panel will discuss the technical breakthroughs and hurdles, as well as the business models and economics, of delivering the services that students, remote workers, and everyday consumers will need.

It All Starts With Access - September 30, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

From the industry alliances and collaboration to evidence-supported models that determine the optimal connectivity for given circumstances, re-imagining access to 6G networks will be a critical piece of providing service where there is none. This panel will share different strategies and perspectives for connecting the next billion—or two or three.