The 5th IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications and Photonics (ICTP) 2023

December 21-23, 2023, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Keynote Speech

“What to Expect from 6G Wireless”


Jeffrey H Reed

Willis G. Worcester Professor of ECE

Wireless@Virginia Tech and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative
Bradley Dept. of ECE
Virginia Tech, USA



Professor Jeffrey Reed is the Willis G. Worcester Professor of ECE. Professor Reed’s research interests are wireless communications, wireless security, cognitive radio, software radio, telecommunications policy, and spectrum access. Reed has co-authored more than 500 articles and books. In addition, Reed co-founded several commercial companies, including Federated Wireless, which commercializes spectrum sharing; PFP Cybersecurity, which provides security solutions for IoT devices; and Cirrus360, which produces tools for rapid prototyping of O-RAN. Reed is the Founding Director of Wireless@Virginia Tech, a university research center, and co-founder of Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology, where he served as the Interim Director. He also served as the Interim Director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and is currently its CTO. Dr. Reed is a Fellow of the IEEE For contributions to software radio and communications signal processing and for leadership in engineering education.


5G is well established in the US, and enhancements to 5G will continue for some time. The initial 6G standard will likely arrive in 2028, with deployments around 2030. While 2030 may be some time away, the ITU will provide its vision for 6G this year, and relevant studies from the 3GPP standardization body will likely begin in 2024. This presentation provides a personal view of what capabilities 6G should include. The basis for these predictions is based on the issues seen with 5G and innovations occurring in the lab that show promise for commercialization.