Ericsson to play a crucial role in Project Hexa-X

Hexa-X, the new European 6G flagship research project, brings together a strong consortium of major ICT, industry and academic stakeholders to lay 6G groundwork and set the direction for future research and standardization focus areas.

A new European 6G flagship research project, Hexa-X, will begin on January 1, 2021, with a focus on developing the vision for future 6G systems and developing key technology enablers to connect human, physical and digital worlds.

The project, which comprises a consortium of European stakeholders representing the full value-chain of future connectivity solutions including network vendors, communication service providers, verticals, technology providers, and prominent European communications research institutes, represents a significant step toward laying the technical foundation for 6G wireless systems.

The Hexa-X project, which is commissioned to run until June 2023, will be awarded from the European Commission under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program.

Ericsson, together with Nokia, will lead the project, working Ericsson will also be represented across three European countries: Sweden, Turkey and Hungary.

As technical lead, Ericsson’s contribution is expected to be pivotal in laying the groundwork for future use cases, distributed MIMO, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), and overall 6G vision and architecture. Ericsson will lead several tasks as well as the work packet on architectural enablers for 6G.

The Hexa-X project will lay the groundwork to bridge the physical, digital and human worlds closer together, firmly anchored in future wireless technology and architectural research : Connecting intelligence, Network of networks, Sustainability, Global service coverage, Extreme experience, Trustworthiness.