This white paper discusses the different business verticals that are expected to gain productivity enhancements with the introduction of B5G/6G wireless services. It is evident that wireless offers benefits when the use case exhibits mobility, requires nomadic behavior or flexibility, and in some situations cost may also be favoring wireless solutions (e.g. retrofitting). However, often a fiber optic solution is still a viable approach.
Based on revenue expansion potential as well as our evaluation of verticals with most significant opportunities, we have chosen for the discussion several vertical businesses along with future software-based testing. These include industry 4.0, future mobility, eHealth, energy, finance and banking, public safety and agribusiness.
In this white paper, we describe drivers in the respective verticals and the expected change. We also highlight the features within the verticals that may require 6G capabilities and consequently make a first attempt to provide a set of key performance and value indicators for the vertical businesses that highlight the divergence in requirements to be experienced in the 2030’s.
We conclude the discussion with proposed guidelines for trialing and validation activities within the verticals to agree upon golden references that provide a baseline against which any system provider can test their solutions. Based on the generated ideas and recommendations, we have formulated critical vertical-specific research questions to be answered during this decade in order to create the foreseen solutions.