UvA-led European project aims to lay foundations for 6G network architecture

UvA is leading a new three-year European project on the system architecture for future 6G mobile networks. Such a 6G network will support new applications with extreme performance requirements.

The Informatics Institute of UvA is leading the DESIRE6G project and assistant professor Chrysa Papagianni of the Multiscale Networked Systems-group is the project coordinator. As a result, the MNS group, led by Paola Grosso, gets a budget of €700.00 for coordination and research activities.

Although a 5G mobile network is expected to be rolled out across all urban areas by 2025, the world is already thinking about its successor: a sixth-generation or 6G-network to be rolled out in early 2030s. With momentum building up for developing 6G, the European Union takes the lead in defining the architecture of the 6G-network.

Public-Private Partnership Specifically, the European Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) Public-Private Partnership has just awarded a budget of six million euros for a three-year research project (2023-2025) that will develop ideas for the system architecture of a 6G network: Deep Programmability and Secure Distributed Intelligence for Real-Time End-to-End 6G Networks (DESIRE6G). DESIRE6G involves a total of fifteen European partners, including big companies like Ericsson, NVIDIA, Telefonica and NEC, some small and medium enterprises, as well as academic partners.

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