The challenges of future connectivity
5G and 6G: the race for speed is on
Welcome to the age of immediacy
To master increasingly sophisticated technologies, it is vital to always be one step ahead... As 5G continues to be rolled out around the world, Thales is already preparing for the challenges of 6G, which will offer ever higher data rates and infinitesimal latency times.
Expected by 2030, this revolution promises to accelerate industrial development and revolutionise robotics, cyber security, e-health and transport. With its expertise in sensors, artificial intelligence and the cloud, the Group is already imagining the applications made possible by future network performance.
A brave new ecosystem
Vydian Pau is a telecommunications solutions architect at Thales Research & Technology
“While 5G is still being rolled out, Thales is preparing for the future, especially through our involvement in the Beyond 5G initiative, which is seeking to unlock the full potential of 5G technology, with its high frequencies and data rates, to offer innovative new use cases. Thales is already thinking about the challenges and opportunities around 6G, which won’t arrive until nearer 2030.
The possibilities offered by this sixth-generation standard defy the imagination. With 100 Gigabits per second and ultra-low latency, 6G will usher in new applications previously the preserve of science fiction: mobile holograms, direct brain-machine connections, digital twins able to interact with the real world, and more.
The current rush for patents by the major powers serves as a reminder: 6G is a major factor in digital sovereignty and cybersecurity. At Thales, our teams are already working to devise disruptive experiences and innovative applications to help businesses and industries play a responsible role in this brave new ecosystem.”
6G paves the way for multisensory experiences
Tomorrow's Technology: 5G and 6G
Security solutions for future networks.
Meet Dhouha Ayed, Architect Security Expert
The security orchestrator will configure and deploy security services on cloud-native platforms to help guard against attacks on 5G and 6G networks.
Private networks and resilient communications
Meet Jim Baddoo, Senior Expert senior in radiocommunications
Increased satellite links and the integration of artificial intelligence will enable more flexible, efficient and secure deployment in a wide range of areas (drones, smart factories, defence…).
Autonomous management of radio systems for improved operational availability.
Meet Véronique Capdevielle, Expert in Radiocommunication Systems
5G autonomous radios will be able to deliver mission-critical services in a broad range of complex operational conditions.