Initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) and led by Nokia, the 6G-ANNA aims to advance the development, standardization and implementation of the upcoming new generation of mobile communications. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has already initiated plans to shape and implement 6G.
Even though 5G is still being rolled out in Germany, the new lighthouse project 6G-ANNA (6G Access, Network of Networks and Automation) is part of a larger “6G Platform Germany” initiative.
The project started on the 1st of July,2022 and is led by Nokia. The BMBF is funding 38.4 million Euros. With a duration of 3 years, along with the inclusion of Rohde & Schwarz; the consortium is formed by well-established companies such as Airbus, Bosch, Ericsson, Siemens and Vodafone as well as innovative start-ups, research institutes and distinguished universities.
Rohde & Schwarz has already well invested in researching different technologies and actively supports the ongoing fundamental research activities at 6G organizations, universities and research institutes across Europe, in the US and Japan. The first global specification of 6G is expected within the next six to eight years, and the commercial introduction of the technology is estimated to take place around 2030.