R + D


As the world moves from the 5G towards the 6G era, the mobile communications fabric needs to be architected differently
to accommodate the emerging stringent requirements of innovative extreme future-looking applications that cannot be
served by existing 5G mobile networks. Heading towards the next decade, when 6G is expected to be widely deployed,
5G application types will be redefined by morphing the classical service classes of URLLC, eMBB, and mMTC and
introducing new services. ADROIT6G is an SNS JU project supporting the EC’s 6G policy by implementing the first
phase of the 6G SNS roadmap towards the evolution of a 6G architecture. ADROIT6G proposes disruptive innovations in
the architecture of emerging 6G mobile networks that will make fundamental changes to the way networks are designed,
implemented, operated, and maintained. Such innovations include: (i) AI/ML-powered optimizations across the entire
network, for high performance and automation; (ii) Transforming to a fully cloud-native network software, which can be
implemented across a variety of edge-cloud platforms, including Non-Terrestrial Networks, with security built integrally
into the network user plane; (iii) Software driven, zero-touch operations and ultimately automation of every aspect of the
network and the services it delivers. ADROIT6G innovations, functionalities and performance will be validated through
3 representative extreme 6G use cases (i.e., holographic telepresence, Industrial IoT, collaborative robots/drones) in
corresponding PoCs over five well-established 5G testbeds, which will be upgraded to support ADROIT6G innovations
and architectural elements. Our 13-partner consortium is driven by industry heavyweights from EU telecom and ICT
industries and renowned research organisations, with a vast expertise and experience in 5G and beyond technologies.
Most of ADROIT6G’s consortium partners have participated in 44 previously funded 5G-PPP projects and in several
5G-PPP Working Groups.




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january, 2023


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