Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced it brings advanced solution expertise to four projects that are a part of the 6G Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS-JU), a research and innovation program co-funded by the European Union.
Co-innovation across multiple interconnected technologies is critical to achieving the expected performance, reliability, security, resilience and sustainability of 5G-Advanced and 6G use cases. 6G SNS supports the build-out of a first-class European supply chain for advanced 5G systems and build 6G technology capacities.
Keysight brings to 6G SNS a cohesive set of advanced solutions across multiple technology domains to help develop smart communication components, systems and networks. The participating academia, research institutes, and commercial organizations are employing Keysight's design, emulation, and test expertise to design prototypes, proofs-of-concept and testbeds. Keysight's contributions to this public-private partnership are helping facilitate and develop industrial leadership in 5G and 6G networks and services in Europe.
The four 6G SNS projects that include Keysight participation, which commenced in early 2023 and will run for two to three years, are:
- 6G-SANDBOX, which will combine digital and physical nodes to deliver fully configurable, manageable and controllable end-to-end networks for validating new technologies and research advancements for 6G
- CENTRIC, which will enable sustainable user-centric 6G networks based on air-interfaces that use artificial intelligence (AI) technology
- Imagine-B5G, which will implement an advanced, easily accessible, secure and programmable end-to-end beyond 5G platform leveraging best-of-breed network functions and cloud native principles
- 6G SHINE, which will pioneer the main technology components for short-range extreme communications in entities, replacing some of today's wired connections.
Early investment in technology building blocks as well as in relationships with universities, consortia, and commercial organizations enables Keysight to equip pioneers in 6G with the tools they need to explore new frequency spectrum, develop new radio and network topologies, and establish new standards.
Giampaolo Tardioli, vice president, 6G and Next Generation Technology at Keysight, said, "Keysight is committed to actively participating in four exciting projects resulting from the first 6G SNS call, The projects will benefit from our advanced solution expertise, enabling cross-industry stakeholders to spark meaningful and sustainable innovation. The establishment of a reference testbed early in the innovation cycle enables the industry to confidently make sound technical standards choices. Keysight's contributions to 6G SNS will advance several important technologies expected to be used to realize the industry's 6G vision, including short-range communications and AI-enabled programmable networks."