R + D


6G is expected to emerge as key enabler for the intelligent digital society of 2030 and beyond, providing superior performance via
groundbreaking access technologies, such as joint communication and sensing, cell-free, Radio Intelligent Surfaces, and ubiquitous
wireless intelligence . Most importantly, 6G is expected to trigger a total rethink of network architecture design, which builds on the
key idea of new stakeholders entering into the value chain of future networks. The SUNRISE-6G approach is inspired by the “network
of networks” concept of 6G Networks, aiming to integrate all private and public infrastructures under a massively scalable internet-like
architecture. SUNRISE-6G similarly aspires to create a federation of 6G test infrastructures in a pan-european facility that will support
converged Testing as a Service (TaaS) workflows and tools, a unified catalogue of 6G enablers publicly accessible by experimenters, and
cross-domain vertical application onboarding. Experimentation and vertical application onboarding are offered via a Tenant Web Portal,
that acts as a single-entry point to the facility, serving end users (e.g., experimenters) and tenants (e.g., vertical developers, infrastructure
owners, 6G component manufactures). The project execution is based on 4 pillars, delivering:

(a) the Implementation of new 6G enablers,
complementary to existing ones being developed in SNS Phase 1 projects,

(b) A truly scalable and 3GPP compliant Federation solution
that provides access to heterogeneous resources and devices from all Europe,

(c) A Federated AI plane aligned with AIaaS and MLOPS
paradigms, which promotes a collaborative approach to AI research which benefits immensely from scaling-up datasets and models and

(d) a commonly adopted Experimentation Plane, which offers common workflows to experimenters.




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