6G SNS JU projects Kick-off standardisation discussions at the ETSI Research Conference
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. 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.
Introducing the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking
In November 2021, Council Regulation 2021/2085 established the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) as a legal and funding entity, one of the European Partnerships to step up the green and digital transition. This Partnership is jointly led by the EC and the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA). The 6G-IA is the voice of European Industry and Research for next-generation networks and services. The 6G-IA brings together a global industry community of telecoms and digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals, SMEs and ICT associations.
The SNS JU enables the pooling of EU and industry resources into Smart Networks and Services. It also fosters alignment with Member States on 6G Research and Innovation and deployment of advanced 5G networks. The SNS JU sets out an ambitious mission with an EU budget of EUR 900 million for 2021-2027. The private sector will contribute at least equal resources (i.e., EUR 900 million) to the SNS JU activities.
The current Work Programme of the SNS JU (2021/22) is available here and this link will be updated as soon as the SNS JU workprogramme 2023/24 becomes available :
The Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking also supports technological sovereignty for Europe, in line with: