6G network needs to support embedded trust

Raimo Kantola*

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A slogan coined at the recent first Levi 6G Summit by Peter Wetter of Nokia Bell Labs was “the 6G is about the 6th sense”. This can be understood in at least two ways. One is that the network just knows what to do in all kinds of situations because of the use of AI and the second is that 6G radio will be widely used to sense the environment where the users are. In this view, 6G is seen as a continuation of the merge of the physical and the virtual words. An outcome of the Summit is a 6G White Paper documenting the ideas of some 60 invited people from the 300 participants about the future generation coming after 5G. This paper provides further discussion and justification of the trust and security aspects of the Networking Chapter in the White Paper. The paper focuses on principles and only refers to some verification in order not to clutter the discussion with technical detail. Opinions expressed here are of the author of this paper who was also the main editor of the Networking Chapter. The members of the White paper group on Networking or the editors of the White paper should not be held liable for the views expressed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781450371643
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Aug 201929 Aug 2019
Conference number: 14

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceInternational Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
Abbreviated titleARES
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • 6G
  • ID/Locator split
  • Networking
  • Reputation
  • Trust


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