According to reliable news, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is recently forming an alliance with the European 6G Smart Network and Service Industry Association (6G-IA) to take a step forward to the next generation of mobile devices.
David Boswarthick, Director of New Technologies at ETSI, said: “ETSI is at the forefront of innovation and we recognize the important role of cutting-edge research in enabling robust and relevant world-class standards. Our close collaboration with 6G-IA demonstrates our growing European presence There is mutual interest in technology, which will certainly be beneficial to both organizations.”
Colin Willcock of Nokia, Chairman of the 6G-IA Board of Directors, said: “6G-IA is driving the development of 6G in Europe through a partnership with the European Commission for intelligent networks and services. This major research program will Invest at least 1.8 billion euros in 6G research between 2021 and 2027.” He said that joining ETSI is a natural progression for 6G-IA.
Regarding this cooperation, 6G-IA and ETSI jointly stated that their cooperation reflects the integration of European research results on 5G, 6G and related technologies into the wider field of standardization.
In addition, ETSI said that the first phase of 5G/6G research projects is being launched, many of which will play a key role in defining next-generation networks. ETSI will hold a meeting at its headquarters in Sophia Antipolis this February, which will also provide the perfect platform for these new projects to present their purpose and plans, and discuss their standardization with standards experts. exchange roadmaps.
According to public information, 6G-IA is headquartered in Brussels, and its board members include Deutsche Telekom, Orange, TIM and representatives of suppliers such as Ericsson, Huawei and Samsung. 6G-IA brings together the global industry community including operators, manufacturers, research institutions, universities, vertical industries and enterprises, and industry associations. The association conducts a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, spectrum, R&D projects, technical skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors (especially the development of trials), and international collaboration.