ZTE's 6G Presentation and Beyond 5G Whitepaper

As I had discussed in my earlier post on MWC, ZTE did a presentation titled 'Sailing 6G by 5G Acceleration'. The talk by Fang Min, Chief Engineer, 6G Research Planning at ZTE covered the following topics:

  • 6G Roadmap driven by 5G Acceleration
  • 6G Network Scenarios and Capabilities
  • 6G Wireless Paradigm beyond Communication
  • Antenna Aperture for Tbps MIMO
  • Joint Communication, Sensing and Powering as Service
  • Joint Communication and Learning for Sustainability

You can view the video of the whole session and download the presentation from MWC Barcelona page here.

ZTE also released a Beyond 5G (B5G) Technology Whitepaper at 5G Summit 2022. Developing Telecoms reported:

The whitepaper aims to lay a technical foundation for the whole ecosystem to boost digital transformation in Beyond 5G phase, and fulfill 5G potential to benefit individuals, businesses, governments and societies.

The whitepaper begins with GSMA Intelligence’s profound insights into the global industry trend, challenges to operators, standard development, and potential industry verticals. Based on its scenario-driven and value-oriented principles, ZTE screens some key potential technologies in the Beyond 5G phase. The company analyses not only the characteristics of each technology, but also the scenarios and value services in the future.

In addition, some technologies in the whitepaper have been developed into prototypes and are being verified together with operators. For instance, the RIS (Reconfigurable Intelligent metaSurface) and base station synergy solution can efficiently solve the continuous coverage challenge of mmWave bands, and provide double guarantee of rate and coverage for value areas. Another case is integrated sensing and communication,ZTE innovated it together with computation and control, enriching new applications such as facility security and vehicle-road synergy.

The core mission in the B5G phase is to help 5G create greater value, optimize and solve development problems, and leverage the digital economy to propel economic recovery. Moving forward, ZTE will actively provide products and solutions to meet various scenario requirements. Also, the company will cooperate with more industry partners, operators, distributors, and industry verticals, to further accelerate digital transformation, and to reshape a new digital landscape and achieve the win-win digital economy in beyond 5G stage.

The paper is available to download here. The following topic are covered in the paper:

  • Welcoming the beyond-5G era from 5G-Advanced through to 6G
    • Why B5G matters
    • How to think about B5G: efficiency, extension, enhanced capabilities
    • Why beyond 5G tech matters now
  • Enhancement Technologies
    • Extremely Large-Scale MIMO
    • Full-Band Integrated Networking Based on MetaCell
    • Smooth Virtual Cell (SVC)
    • Full Duplex (FD) and Sub-Band Full Duplex (SBFD)
    • Multi-UE Virtual Aggregation
    • Reconfigurable Intelligent metaSurface (RIS)
    • Enhanced Multi-User Shared Address (eMUSA)
    • Passive IoT
  • Extension Technologies
    • Deeply Integrated New Information Infrastructure
    • Integrated Sensing and Communication (ISAC)
    • Space-Air-Ground Integrated Network
    • AI Native
    • Trust and Security Native
    • New Business Empowerment
  • Efficiency Technologies
    • Power Efficiency
    • AI for Air Interface Efficiency
    • Network Efficiency
  • Paradigm Shift

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