Last modified on January 31, 2024
“Beyond 5G & 6G Roadmap” for Potential EU-US Collaboration on Research and Investment Activities
ATIS Next G Alliance, the North American voice for 6G, and the 6G Industry Association (6G-IA), the private member of the EU Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU), have jointly published the “EU-US Beyond 5G/6G Roadmap”, which contains a set of key strategic reflections and recommendations for 6G networks and services, capturing the views and priorities from the two organizations.
The document is a major first step in affirming the two regions’ commitment to collaborating in development of 6G networks. “The development of 6G smart networks and services requires different countries working together. A tighter collaboration between EU and US creates several mutual beneficial opportunities for the two regions. This document is the first step for such a collaboration,” said Colin Willcock, Chairman of the 6G-IA Board and vice-Chairman of the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking Governing Board.
The document results from a request for a 6G shared vision from the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), a forum for the United States and European Union to coordinate approaches to key global trade, economic, and technology issues.
The roadmap provides directions for R&D collaboration opportunities through EU and US funding instruments, namely the SNS JU and the National Science Foundation (NSF), in technology trials and pilots to foster market adoption, but also beyond the scope of such funding instruments, assisting academic and business stakeholders on the two sides of the Atlantic to identify mutually beneficial opportunities for cooperation.
Source: the original article was published here