1st Edition

6G Enabling Technologies New Dimensions to Wireless Communication

    380 Pages 181 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    380 Pages 181 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    The sixth generation of wireless communication (6G), succeeding 5G cellular technology, opens up several possibilities in terms of technology and its offered services. 6G is expected to allow usage of available higher frequency spectrums to cater to increased capacity, throughput, and low latency (<1 µs). 6G will witness the unification of various technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), etc., to provide an immersive user experience. It is foreseen as the accelerator of transformation and innovation globally.

    To make this book a fundamental resource, we have invited world-renowned experts in 6G from the industry and academia to pen down their ideas on different aspects of 6G research. The chapters in this book cover a broader scope and various related and unrelated verticals. Specifically, this book covers the following topics:

    • 6G use cases, requirements, and enabling technologies
    • new spectrums and their challenges for 6G
    • privacy preservation in 6G networks
    • aerial infrastructure for 6G networks
    • economic challenges associated with 6G wireless networks.

    The encompassing intent of this book is to explore the evolution from current 5G networks towards the future 6G networks from a service, air interface, and network perspective, thereby laying out a vision for 6G networks.

    1. Introduction

    Nidhi, Albena Mihovska, Anand R. Prasad and Ramjee Prasad

    2. 6G Future Vision: Requirements, Design Issues and Applications

    Nandkumar P. Kulkani, Dnyaneshwar S. Mantri, Neeli R. Prasad, Pranav M. Pawar, and Ramjee Prasad

    3. 5G Innovation – Using New Technical Capabilities to Explore New Use-cases

    Christian Kloch and Thomas Uraz

    4. From 5G Technology to 6G Green Deals

    Walter Konhäuser

    5. Enhanced Massive Machine Type Communications for 6G Era

    Razvan Craciunescu, Simona Halunga and Octavian Fratu

    6. 6G Multinetwork Convergence

    R. Chandramouli, S. Srikanth, K.P. Subbalakshmi and Vidya Sagar

    7. 6G QoE for Video and TV Applications

    Paulo Sergio Rufino Henrique and Ramjee Prasad

    8. Honey, I flung the RAN into Space!

    Rajarshi Sanyal

    9. Virtualized, Open and Intelligent: The Evolution of the Radio Access Network

    Atanas Vlahov, Dessislava Ekova, Vladimir Poulkov, and Todor Cooklev

    10. Aerial Infrastructure Sharing in 6G

    Navin Kumar

    11. Radio Frequency Spectrum for 5G and Beyond Applications – ITU’s Perspective

    P S M Tripathi, Ambuj Kumar and Ashok Chandra

    12. Deployment Of THz Spectrum Band For 6G

    Tilak Raj Dua

    13. Economic Challenges for 6G Deployment

    Berend W.M. Kuipers, Paulo S. Rufino Henrique and Ramjee Prasad

    14. 6G and Green Business Model Innovation

    Peter Lindgren

    15. An Introduction to Privacy Preservation in 6G

    Aaloka Anant and Ramjee Prasad


    Dr. Ramjee Prasad is the Founder President of CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) and the Founding Chairman of the Global ICT Standardization Forum-India. He is a Fellow of IEEE (USA), IETE (India), IET (UK), Netherlands Electronics and Radio Society (NERG), and the Danish Engineering Society (IDA). He is a Professor of Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem Innovation (FT4BI) in the Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University, Herning-Denmark. He has been honoured by the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy as a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine in March 2016. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has received several prestigious international awards and recognitions, such as Ridderkorset of Dannebrogordenen (Knight of the Dannebrog), 2010, IEEE ComSoc Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award, 2003, Telenor's Research Award, 2005, IEEE AESS Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award, 2014, etc. He is a member of the Steering, Advisory, and Technical Program committees of many renowned annual international conferences. He has been the Project Coordinator of several EC projects, namely, MAGNET, MAGNET Beyond, eWALL. He has published more than 50 books, 1000 plus journal and conference publications, more than 15 patents, and mentored over 150 Ph.D. students and over 250 Postgraduates.

    Dr. Anand R. Prasad is a Deloitte Tohmatsu Cyber (DTCY) partner, where he leads connectivity security. He is also on the board of directors at Digital Nasional Berhad, Malaysia. Before DTCY, Anand was Founder and CEO of wenovator LLC, which now forms part of Deloitte, and Senior Security Advisor, NTT DOCOMO. He was CISO and Board Member of Rakuten Mobile, where he led all aspects of enterprise and mobile network security (4G, 5G, IoT, Cloud, device, IT, SOC, GRC, assurance, etc.) from design, deployment to operations. Anand was Chairman of 3GPP SA3, where, among others, he led the standardization of 5G security. He is also an advisor to several organizations such as CTIF Global Capsule, GuardRails, and German Entrepreneurship Asia. Anand is an innovator with 50+ patents, a recognized keynote speaker (RSA, MWC, etc.), and a prolific writer of 6 books and 50+ publications. He is a Fellow of IET and IETE.

    Dr. Albena Mihovska is a Senior Academic and Research Professional, currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH), at Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark. She is leading the 6G Knowledge Research Lab at the CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) research group at BTECH and is the Technical Manager of several EU-funded projects in Beyond 5G networks coordinated by Aarhus University. She is a member of IEEE INFORMS and has more than 150 publications to her credit.

    Nidhi is an Early-Stage Researcher in the project TeamUp5G, a European Training Network in the frame of (MSCA ITN) of the European Commission's Horizon 2020 framework. Currently enrolled as a PhD student at Aarhus University in the Department of Business Development and Technology. She received her Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunication and Master's degree in Electronics and Communication (Wireless) from India. Her research interests are small cells, spectrum management, carrier aggregation, etc.