As part of a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark said that sixth-generation networks will appear on the commercial market by 2030. He also noted that the smartphone would cease to be the most common gadget in the near future.
The businessman believes that people will begin to abandon their usual phones in favor of more convenient and modern devices by the end of the decade. The head of the company refers to smart glasses and other devices that people will wear on their faces.
According to Lundmark, many of these inventions will be built directly into our bodies. He also predicts that by 2030 there will be a technology for developing digital twins, which will require substantial computing resources.
In order to transmit all the computer bits that the metaverse will require, networks will need to be at least 100 times or even 1,000 times faster than they are today, Lundmark said.
According to the Nokia boss, in the 6G era, we can also expect very high-quality holograms. “We could then have this meeting when in reality, we would be sitting in different parts of the world.”
Speaking on the same panel, Google CFO Ruth Porat said: “We believe that one of the big advantages of augmented reality is actually solving problems here on Earth.”
“It will be things like having glasses and being able to translate as you speak with glasses,” she added. “Those are very close.”
Google previously launched an AR headset called Google Glass but ultimately pulled it after the device failed to gain traction.