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SNS JU at MWC: 6G Horizon

February 27 @ 9:00 - 10:30

The Smart and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) will host a “6G Horizon” session at Mobile World Congress 2024 to explore the next frontier of wireless communication technology: 6G. In a world that’s constantly evolving, it is essential to explore the potential of next-generation communications from every conceivable angle, which is why we have organized this 90-minute session: “Bridging Perspectives for a Sustainable Future.”

As we embark on this journey into the 6G territory, it’s imperative to recognize that this technological leap will not be just about faster downloads or lower latency. Rather, it encompasses a multidimensional landscape that spans business, technical, and societal domains. In this session, we will explore the multifaceted case for 6G, acknowledging that multiple stakeholders bring diverse views to the table. This conference serves as a crucial platform to foster understanding and harmonize these varied perspectives. The dynamic interplay between industry leaders, innovators, policymakers, and researchers will drive us closer to a collective vision of what 6G can and should be. We believe that through such collaborative efforts, we can unlock the full potential of 6G technology.

In this session, we will also delve into the distinct European perspective on 6G, highlighting the strong tradition of public-private collaboration that has been instrumental in shaping the continent’s technological landscape. We will also emphasize the vital interfaces between 6G and various vertical industries, paving the way for transformative applications and services.

Furthermore, our discussion will underscore the profound impact of 6G on areas as critical as sustainability and cybersecurity. As we move towards a more connected and data-driven world, 6G has the potential to revolutionize how we approach future challenges, offering innovative solutions for resource optimization and data sovereignty.

In conclusion, the 6G Horizon Conference is more than just a gathering of experts; it’s an opportunity to shape the future of communication technology. We invite you to engage, collaborate, and envision a world powered by 6G, where the boundaries of what’s possible are redefined. Together, we will embark on this journey to bridge perspectives, unlock potential, and create a sustainable future.



Opening 6G Horizon in Europe
• European Commission
• 6G Industry Association
Pearse O'Donohue, DG CONNECT Director, European Commission and Chair of the SNS JU Governing Board
Colin Willcock, Chairman of the 6G Industry Association (6G IA) Board and Vice-Chair of the SNS JU Governing Board
Keynote 6G vision: building the 6G promise Mikko A. Uusitalo, Head of Research Department, Nokia Bell Labs and Hexa-X-II EU Flagship Project Coordinator
Panel DiscussionDiscussion to explore challenges, solutions, and
diverse perspectives on the future 6G landscape.
• Henry Tirri, CTO, Nokia Technologies
• Juan Carlos Garcia Lopez, Senior VP Technology Innovation and Ecosystem, Telefonica Group
• Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Director of Sustainability and Regulation at 6G Flagship, Research Director, University of Oulu
• Paolo Murri, VP Business Development and Open Innovation, TIM
• Marie Hogan, Head of 6G, Business Area Networks, Ericsson
• Maxime Flament, CTO, 5G AA

Moderated by Erzsebet Fitori (SNS JU)
Q&AQuestions from Audience (as time allows)All
Closing Remarks• Presence of SNS JU funded projects in MWC 2024
• SNS JU Call 3 (129M€ EU funding - open for proposals)
Erzsebet Fitori (SNS JU)



This session is an official MWC24 session and therefore the appropriate MWC pass is needed to access the venue in Hall 6, Stage B.  This registration is to give us some foresight on the number of participants we can expect so we are appropriately prepared.

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    February 27
    9:00 - 10:30
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