6G the focus of new European projects

Categorie(s) : MINATEC, News, Research

Published : 1 February 2021

Global 5G rollout may still only be in its early stages, but researchers are already investigating the next generation in communications technology. The EU Rise-6G project, coordinated by CEA-Leti, kicked off at the end of January. The project’s consortium of twelve partners, which includes global telecommunications operator Orange, the French national center for scientific research (CNRS), and France’s national railroad (SNCF), will explore smart reflective surfaces.

These innovative surfaces could effectively focus radiation energy, drastically reducing energy consumption and exposure to harmful waves. The project supports Europe’s 6G agenda, where reducing impacts and boosting safety are key. In contrast, the major players in Asia are working mainly on performance.

CEA-Leti is also engaged in two other European 6G projects, Hexa-X and Dedicat-6G.

Contact: camille.giroud@cea.fr

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