Recently, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, telecommunication companies showcased their latest technologies and innovations, which will shape the future of telecommunications. One of the most noteworthy innovations is 6G, the next generation of mobile networks. It promises to revolutionize the way we interact with the digital world. At the MWC 2023, Nokia demonstrated how sensing technology will be used in 6G. Here are the details…
Nokia Demonstrates 6G Sensing Technology for Personalized Interaction and Safety
Nokia demonstrated 6G’s potential to “sense” the human body. By using radio waves, the sixth-generation mobile antenna will be able to detect people, objects, or animals. In the demonstration that you can watch below, Nokia presented a digital piano that uses 6G sensing to identify the person’s location and adjust the sound accordingly. As you can see, the technology manages to locate the woman in the video without using any camera or lens.
The second demonstration showed how 6G sensing technology can be used to ensure pedestrian safety. A vehicle equipped with 6G sensing technology can detect if a pedestrian is in close proximity and will not be allowed to move until the pedestrian is out of range. Both of these examples highlight the potential applications of 6G sensing technology in the future and the possibilities that lie ahead for the telecommunications industry. Both examples are operating at 27 GHz. Considering the current frequency rates, this is an incredibly high value.
Nokia is also taking 6G to the moon, installing the first-ever mobile telephone network on the lunar surface. This network will allow for communication and data transfer in remote and technically demanding places on Earth, such as inside mines, on oil rigs, and near wind farms.