6G Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS-JU)

Keysight involved in four European projects for the development of 6G

  • Keysight Technologies is involved in four projects of the 6G Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS-JU), a research and innovation program co-funded by the European Union (EU).

Interoperability of multiple interdependent technologies is essential to ensure the level of performance, reliability, security, resilience and sustainability required in 5G Advanced and 6G mobile communication use cases. The SNS 6G project aims to establish a European supply chain for 5G Advanced mobile communication systems. This evolution of 5G should offer more throughput and more intelligence in network management by operators.

Keysight is providing the 6G SNS program with a set of solutions required for the development of communication components, systems and networks. Participating universities, research institutes and commercial organizations will be able to leverage its design, emulation and test solutions to develop prototypes, proof-of-concepts (PoCs) and testbeds.

“Keysight has committed to actively participate in four promising projects from the first SNS 6G call. Keysight’s contributions to 6G SNS will advance several critical technologies including short-range communications and programmable networks based on artificial intelligence,” said Giampaolo Tardioli, VP 6G and Next Generation Technology at Keysight.

The U.S. company is participating in four 6G SNS projects that began in early 2023 and will run for two to three years:

  • 6G-SANDBOX, which will combine digital and physical nodes to provide fully configurable, manageable and controllable end-to-end networks to validate new technologies and research advances for 6G.
  • CENTRIC, which will enable sustainable user-centric 6G networks based on radio interfaces using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
  • Imagine-B5G, which will implement an advanced, easily accessible, secure and end-to-end programmable platform beyond 5G, leveraging best-in-class network features and cloud-native principles.
  • 6G SHINE, which will pave the way for key technology components for extreme short-range communications in entities, replacing some of the current wireline connections.