The Impact of 6G Network on the Business Landscape

By Shiwani Pradhan, Correspondent, Consultants Review Friday, 16 February 2024

Everyday technology is advancing: communications are more accessible than ever, computers are becoming quicker, and automobiles are becoming smarter. All technology's development and progress rely heavily on network connections. Without sophisticated network connections, VR and AI technologies would either not exist or would be mostly unavailable to the general public.

Less than two years ago, 5G (fifth-generation) networks were unattainable. From airline interference to cell tower updates, 5G was thought to be light-years away. Nonetheless, this is now our reality. Humans worldwide may now connect quicker than ever before due to 5G technology. Although 5G wireless networks are only now beginning to gain popularity, wireless communication firms are constantly planning for the future and are considering the next wave of data technology.

The speed of 6G is anticipated to be 100 times quicker than 5G technology. But the advantages go much beyond speed. With 6G, devices, customers, and the environment can all communicate instantly thanks to a completely integrated system. Enterprise technology with 6G support will change how businesses interact, analyze information, make decisions, and educate staff. The promise of unheard-before speed from 6G technology is one of its most alluring features. The way we stream video and access the internet has already been completely transformed by 5G, but 6G is going to take our digital experiences to whole new levels. Along with causing significant societal changes and intriguing and inventive use cases, this new technology will also bring with it fresh challenges.

Here are some forecasts on the potential impact of 6G on future workplaces:

Improving our internet communication methods

With this technology, we will meet in 3D virtual places where our avatars will make "real" eye contact, rather than wasting hours on 2D Zoom or Teams sessions. We will have the capability to convene in clusters and convey nonverbal cues instantaneously.

If a one-on-one meeting is required, we could easily swap out everyone and locate a peaceful virtual area to meet. Furthermore, you may "fly" or "teleport" to a digital twin and experience a product or factory directly from there.

What will happen when 6G is widely used, and what significant changes will we see at that point?

6G will, first and foremost, spark the metaverse. Despite being a popular term in the IT industry right now, even 5G can't provide the bandwidth required for real-time, customized, rendered 3D environments. However, 6G will be able to provide that capacity and speed, allowing the big tech companies to build a permanent, fully integrated, and immersive virtual metaverse.

Furthermore, a greater variety of smart products will be available on the market thanks to 6G technology. There will be a significant increase in the number of internet-connected gadgets in our society that can gather and send data. The expanding Internet of Things (IoT) and this ubiquitous intelligence will enable seamless internet connectivity between daily life and the internet.

Getting to know the new world of social media

With 6G connection, we will utilize mixed reality glasses to view people's 3D worlds—rendering them in real-time and customizing them particularly for us—instead of accessing their 2D profiles on smartphones.

For instance, we may go to someone's virtual house and enjoy their artwork and vacation experiences recreated in three dimensions. Alternatively, we may arrange a virtual globe get-together for a fireside conversation with our new and old social media friends.

Taking the highway with 6G

One will be able to handle the intense traffic in our future cities with the use of real-time, 4D maps made possible by 6G connection, which will also enable the use of autonomous vehicles both on the ground and in the air. Highly precise sensors in cars and base stations that can navigate and provide you with the fastest, most comfortable trip will make your commute better.

The way that healthcare is changing

The medical field will undergo a transformation thanks to 6G technology. We'll have smart sensors floating in our bloodstream, measuring and monitoring every facet of our health with lightning-fast data rates.

These networked gadgets will gather data continually, evaluate it, and provide recommendations and health issue predictions ahead of time. Additionally, smart technologies that can provide medical attention and physical support will be available to us. These devices will be backed by online digital avatars that are updated on a regular basis.

The healthcare sector will transition from a reactive to a tailored and predictive model with the help of these new developments. This will significantly affect everyone who works in the healthcare industry now and completely change the way we take care of our health in the future.

VR and AR-based training for future workforce

Businesses will be able to offer engrossing VR and AR training experiences using 6G technology, which will expedite knowledge transfer between teams and improve retention.

The aerospace and engineering giant Honeywell is already enhancing its training initiatives with AR and VR. New hires are given mixed reality headsets by the corporation, which allow them to "see" the job that other workers are performing. The VR and AR technology overlays information to help the new hires learn while they imitate the duties.

The Future Workplace Using 6G

6G is coming and might arrive as early as 2030. It will significantly alter the way we operate. With advancements accelerating in sectors such as meetings, workplace training, social media, health care, and transportation, an amazing range of 6G use cases that will enhance people's lives globally are rapidly approaching.

One of the most appealing characteristics of 6G technology is the promise of unrivaled speed. While 5G has already altered the way we access the internet and stream video, 6G promises to take our digital experiences to unprecedented heights.”


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