The approved projects SNS OPS, RIGOUROUS, and IMAGINEB5G, are funded by the European Commission, under the European Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU).
The project coordinator Rui Aguiar, our researcher, and professor at the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (DETI) at the University of Aveiro (UA), explains that the three projects, which started this year, “cover a variety of areas associated with the development of new communication technologies and include some of the leading European institutions in the area”, and he is confident that a 6th generation of wireless communication technologies supporting mobile internet networks “will probably be commercially available by the 2030s”. Rui Aguiar also predicts that this new 6G technology will bring society closer to communications, allowing, in particular, the introduction of virtual reality and holography”.
IMAGINEB5G “acts as an interface for different industries to be able to explore new communication technologies in experimental areas, on platforms installed in the regions of Oslo, Nice, Valencia and Aveiro (the latter based on the 5GAIner platform), covering areas such as industry, services emergency and health, or education.”
RIGOUROUS “will cover the biggest cybersecurity challenges, including aspects such as privacy and trust that will affect future networks and services”, exploring the areas of “machine learning and artificial intelligence, in order to create a system of services that is capable of responding to new security attacks.”
SNS OPS “aims to integrate different European research activities, creating structured common programs, developing 'roadmaps' and holding dissemination and discussion events.”