On the 23rd of March 2023, the 6G Smart Networks and Services – Industry Association (6G-IA) held its 23rd General Assembly (GA) in Brussels, Belgium. The 250+ members of the 6G-IA met in a hybrid fashion (both physically and remotely) to discuss current and future activities of the association, ongoing efforts to maximize the impact of EU-based 6G Research & Innovation (R&I) and to share insights and suggestions for the way forward. The 6G-IA members, comprising large telecom industries, innovative SMEs, academic & research centres as well as relevant associations, have jointly agreed on the roadmap and key upcoming activities of the private sector, to foster the development and deployment of solutions that will bring the EU telecoms sector to the foreground of developments with regards to 6G.

The composition of the newly-elected 6G-IA GB, with a mandate of two years (until Spring of 2025) is as follows:

  • Colin Willcock – Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH & Co.KG (Chairman)
  • Raffaele De Peppe – TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A(“TIM”) (Vice-chairman)
  • Afif Osseiran – Ericsson (Treasurer)
  • Konstantinos Chalkiotis – DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
  • Michael Dieudonne – Keysight Technologies
  • Emmanuel Dotaro – Thales
  • Håkon Lønsethagen – Telenor ASA
  • Egon Schulz – Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH Munich Research Center
    Jean Schwoerer – Orange
  • Dan Warren – Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd
  • Jesus Alonso-Zarate – i2CAT Foundation
  • Carles Anton-Haro – CTTC
  • Nicola Ciulli – Nextworks
  • David Kennedy – Eurescom GmbH
  • Damir Filipovic – Alliance for IoT and Edge Computing Innovation IVZW (AIOTI)
  • David Lund – Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) Forum
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