The Impacts of 6G Technologies on Achieving Economic Sustainability Goals in Digital Transformation Point of View: Literature Review

Selma Aysegul Gunes, Serra Bersan Gengec, Hatice Camgoz Akdag*

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As societies grapple with global challenges, the emergence of 6G networks offers promising solutions through advanced telecommunications technologies while supporting sustainable development. This study aims to explore the role of 6G networks in achieving sustainable development goals. By analyzing existing literature, identifying drivers and challenges and supporting it with keyword frequency and thematic evolution analyses, this research aims to shed light on the opportunities and obstacles in adapting 6G technology from a sustainable development perspective. The analysis reveals a growing interest in the role of 6G technology in achieving sustainability goals in direct relation with energy efficiency, IoT, blockchain, smart cities and data security. While the study acknowledges the potential improvements in efficiency and sustainability brought by 6G technologies, it also identifies challenges such as energy consumption and costs. The study underlines the need for deeper understanding and examination of comprehensive strategies and solutions in order to address these obstacles efficiently. As a result, the integration of 6G technologies presents opportunities for economic growth, productivity and innovation while contributing to achievement of sustainability goals. Future research should focus on optimizing energy usage, developing innovative approaches and addressing technical challenges of sustainable and efficient operations of 6G technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Engineering in the Industry 4.0 Era - Selected Papers from ISPR2023
EditorsNuman M. Durakbasa, M. Güneş Gençyılmaz
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9783031539909
Publication statusPublished - 2024
EventInternational Symposium for Production Research, ISPR 2023 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 5 Oct 20237 Oct 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


ConferenceInternational Symposium for Production Research, ISPR 2023

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  • 6G
  • digital transformation
  • SDG 11
  • SDG 8
  • SDG 9
  • Sustainability
  • sustainable
  • sustainable development goals


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