- The proposal for ubiquitous 6G technology accepted by the United Nations body ITU’s Study Group
- The lab will offer a massive platform for researching algorithms, privacy, and sustainable system design.
Nokia has recently launched 6G Lab at its global research and development centre in Bengaluru. Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has unveiled the lab virtually.
By focusing on the future requirements of industries and society, the project has set an agenda to develop foundational technologies and innovative applications using 6G technology.
India’s proposal for ubiquitous 6G technology has been accepted by the United Nations body ITU’s Study Group. This decision is expected to reduce the deployment costs of next-generation technology significantly.
India has already made substantial strides in 6G technology, securing over 200 patents through collaborations between industry and academia, supported by the Department of Telecom.
While inaugurating the 6G lab, Vaishnaw shared that this Nokia 6G research lab aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of transforming India into an innovation hub. “Interesting use cases coming out of this lab will be related to transportation safety, health care and education which will be another big contribution to the entire Digital India suite,” Vaishnaw said.
Nokia’s 6G Lab is a collaborative hub for industry partners, facilitating the experimentation and potential market adoption of groundbreaking solutions. Its research emphasis lies in ‘Network as a Sensor’ tech, enabling networks to detect objects, individuals, and motion sans traditional sensors.
“Nokia’s experts at its Bengaluru centre will support India’s ambition to make notable contributions towards global 6G technology standards. Further, it is in the process of building research collaborations with premier research institutes in India like IISc and IITs to further scale up the 6G research initiative in India,” a statement by Nokia said.
The lab will also offer a massive platform for researching algorithms, privacy, and sustainable system design.