Ericsson in multi-million GBP 6G research program investment in the UK
STOCKHOLM – Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is to establish a new research unit in the UK as part of a multi-million-pound investment to boost the country's future wireless connectivity capabilities.
Tens of millions of pounds (GBP) will be invested by Ericsson over the next 10 years in a UK-based program that will focus on 6G research and breakthrough innovations. Research areas will include network resilience and security, artificial intelligence, cognitive networks and energy efficiency – all considered to be key building blocks of the world's future digital infrastructure for society, industries and consumers.
The program will employ 20 dedicated researchers and support additional PhD students who will work alongside leading academics, CSPs and industry partners to lead 6G research projects that contribute to the development of global technology, network innovation and new product solutions.
6G is expected to become available in the 2030s, building on societal, consumer and industry use-case mobile connectivity breakthroughs enabled by the high-end capabilities of 5G. It is anticipated that 6G will merge the digital and physical world, contribute to a more intelligent, sustainable and efficient society and help deliver new use cases that include multi-sensory extended reality, precision healthcare, smart agriculture, cobots, and intelligent autonomous systems.
The announcement of research investment in the UK builds on Ericsson's long history at the heart of the country's telecommunications industry and supports the Government's ambition to be a leader in the development of future communications and global standards.
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