Nokia: 3GPP should integrate satellite into 6G from Day 1, and move location services out of phones and onto 6G satellites

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Information technology provider Nokia is urging the 3GPP standards-setting body to incorporate satellite technology — non-terrestrial networks — into its 6G design from the start and says a key feature should be to move location services to the satellite network and out of 6G user devices.

The goal is to save cost and power, and ot take advantage of 6G-compatible satellites that can perform the location function just as well, with less likelihood jamming or spoofing, than occurs with having devices using GPS and other global satellite . . .

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