Keysight teams on four European 6G projects

Keysight teams on four European 6G projects

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By Nick Flaherty

Keysight Technologies is supplying design, emulation, and test technology for four key 6G projects in Europe.

The four projects in the 6G Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS-JU) started last month and are designing prototypes, proofs-of-concept (PoCs), and testbeds.

6G-SANDBOX is aiming to combine digital and physical nodes to deliver fully configurable, manageable, and controllable end-to-end networks for validating new technologies and research advancements for 6G.

CENTRIC will enable sustainable user-centric 6G networks based on air-interfaces that use artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Imagine-B5G will implement an advanced, easily accessible, secure, and programmable end-to-end beyond 5G platform leveraging best-of-breed network functions and cloud native principles.

6G SHINE will pioneer the main technology components for short range extreme communications in entities, replacing some of today’s wired connections.

Early investment in technology building blocks as well as in relationships with universities, consortia, and commercial organizations helps researchers explore new frequency spectrum, develop new radio and network topologies, and establish new standards.

“Keysight is committed to actively participating in four exciting projects resulting from the first 6G SNS call,” said Giampaolo Tardioli, Vice President, 6G and Next Generation Technology at Keysight.

“The projects will benefit from our advanced solution expertise, enabling cross-industry stakeholders to spark meaningful and sustainable innovation. The establishment of a reference testbed early in the innovation cycle enables the industry to confidently make sound technical standards choices. Keysight’s contributions to 6G SNS will advance several important technologies expected to be used to realize the industry’s 6G vision, including short-range communications and AI-enabled programmable networks.”

A total of 35 Research and Innovation (R&I) projects have been selected for the 6G joint undertaking, with a combined funding for this new portfolio of around €250 million under Horizon Europe. The aim is to build a first-class European supply chain for advanced 5G systems and build Europe’s 6G technology capacities.

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