The Changing World of Mobile Communications: 5G, 6G and the Future of Digital Services

A new open-access book titled "The Changing World of Mobile Communications: 5G, 6G, and the Future of Digital Services" has been released, offering insights into the evolving mobile communications landscape. Edited by Petri Ahokangas (6G Flagship, Oulu Business School, and Martti Ahtisaari Institute) and Annabeth Aagaard (Aarhus University), the book explores the transition from 5G to 6G technologies and their impact on digital services, businesses, and society.

"The Changing World of Mobile Communications: 5G, 6G and the Future of Digital Services" is co-authored by Petri Ahokangas, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Seppo Yrjölä, Irina Atkova, Marika Iivari, Oxana Gisca, Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen and Ahmad Arslan from the University of Oulu, Jillian Gordon from Glasgow University, Paul Timmers from Oxford University, and Georg Serentschy from Serentschy Advisory. With contributions from the experts in the field, the book provides a multi-disciplinary overview, blending technical and business perspectives, thus providing a holistic view. The book explores how individuals and businesses could benefit from 5G and 6G innovations and also delves into the regulatory considerations that come with these advancements. Petri Ahokangas emphasizes the book's significance, stating, “When writing, our aim was to balance between practicality and vision based on the insights of the whole team. I hope this book has its input on the industry and that our work contributes to the development of future 6G.”

The open-access nature of the book allows free access for a global audience, making it a valuable resource for academics, students, practitioners, policymakers, and anyone interested in mobile communications and digital innovation. Free copy of the book is available here.