The 6G SNS JU projects kick off standardisation discussions at the ETSI Research Conference in France

The Smart Network and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) has launched the first phase of its 6G projects, which are critical in establishing a solid research and innovation (R&I) foundation for Europe, defining the next generation networks. Future 6G standardization will be an important SNS goal and the ETSI Research Conference has been set up for these new projects to present their goals and plans and consult with standardisation experts about their standardisation strategies.

At least 25 projects from the SNS JU will be at the ETSI Research Conference presenting their work and roadmap, as well as describing their standardisation plans to maximise the impact of their research results. High-level speakers from the European Commission, SNS JU and 6G-IA will also participate, including Peter Stuckmann – SNS JU Interim Executive Director and Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Bernard Barani, Deputy Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Colin Willcock –  Chairman of SNS JU Governing Board and 6G-IA Board, Pavlos Fournogerakis – Programme Officer of SNS JU, and Kostas Trichias – Project Manager of 6G-IA.

This face-to-face event provides an exceptional opportunity for the 6G European stakeholders to timely discuss future technology research and links to standardisation developments with the objective of preparing the 6G standardization cycle expected to start by the mid of the decade. The conference intends to make it a fully interactive exchange between researchers, projects, industry and standards experts, with an overall objective of increasing the visibility of European research initiatives and optimizing the journey from innovation/research, standards and global market deployments.

SNS JU in a nutshell

The European Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) is a Public-Private Partnership with a double mission to foster Europe’s technology sovereignty in 6G and

boost 5G deployment in Europe. It is jointly funded by the European Commission and the industry – through the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G IA).

The SNS JU facilitates and develops industrial leadership in Europe in 5G and 6G networks and services, by funding projects that shape a solid research and innovation (R&I) roadmap and deployment agenda. The SNS JU engages with a critical mass of European stakeholders and facilitates international cooperation on various 6G initiatives. It also aligns with EU countries on 6G R&I programmes and ensures strategic coordination to boost advanced 5G deployment in Europe.

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