6G opportunities arising from Internet of Things use cases: a review paper

Barakat, B., Taha, A. , Samson, R., Steponenaite, A., Ansari, S. , Langdon, P. M., Wassell, I. J., Abbasi, Q. , Imran, M. A. and Keates, S. (2021) 6G opportunities arising from Internet of Things use cases: a review paper. Future Internet, 13(6), 159. (doi: 10.3390/fi13060159)

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Abstract

The race for the 6th generation of wireless networks (6G) has begun. Researchers around the world have started to explore the best solutions for the challenges that the previous generations have experienced. To provide the readers with a clear map of the current developments, several review papers shared their vision and critically evaluated the state of the art. However, most of the work is based on general observations and the big picture vision, and lack the practical implementation challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT) use cases. This paper takes a novel approach in the review, as we present a sample of IoT use cases that are representative of a wide variety of its implementations. The chosen use cases are from the most research-active sectors that can benefit from 6G and its enabling technologies. These sectors are healthcare, smart grid, transport, and Industry 4.0. Additionally, we identified some of the practical challenges and the lessons learned in the implementation of these use cases. The review highlights the cases’ main requirements and how they overlap with the key drivers for the future generation of wireless networks.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Taha, Dr Ahmad and Ansari, Dr Shuja and Abbasi, Dr Qammer and Imran, Professor Muhammad
Creator Roles:
Taha, A.Conceptualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review and editing
Ansari, S.Writing – original draft
Abbasi, Q.Supervision
Imran, M.Supervision
Authors: Barakat, B., Taha, A., Samson, R., Steponenaite, A., Ansari, S., Langdon, P. M., Wassell, I. J., Abbasi, Q., Imran, M. A., and Keates, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Future Internet
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:1999-5903
ISSN (Online):1999-5903
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Future Internet 13(6):159
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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