Even though 5G is still being rolled out to replace the aging 4G standard, its successor 6G is already in development. Like its predecessors, 6G networks are expected to be faster and handle increased bandwidth with lower latencies.
6G networks are expected to provide more diverse capabilities than their predecessors and are more than likely to support applications beyond current mobile applications, such as virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), AI and the Internet of Things (IoT). It's also speculated that mobile network operators will adopt flexible, decentralized models for 6G, with local spectrum licensing, spectrum sharing, and infrastructure sharing. All will be handled by intelligent automated management underpinned by mobile edge computing, short-packet communication and blockchain technologies.