Ericsson, a global leader in telecommunications, has announced the launch of its ‘India 6G’ program with the formation of an India 6G Research team in its Chennai R&D Center. The team comprises of senior research leaders and a team of experienced researchers across Radio, Networks, AI and Cloud, who have been entrusted with developing fundamental solutions for the future of telecommunications.
The ‘India 6G’ team will work collaboratively with Ericsson research teams in Sweden and the US to develop the technology that will help to deliver a cyber-physical continuum where networks will deliver critical services, immersive communications, omnipresent IoT while ensuring the integrity of the delivered information.
Ericsson collaborates with premier institutes in India for 6G research
Ericsson is partnering with premier institutes in India for Radio, AI and Cloud research, the most recent being a 5-year partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ (IIT Madras) Centre for Responsible AI (CeRAI) that was signed in September 2023. The Centre for Responsible AI is an interdisciplinary research centre that envisions becoming a premier research centre for both fundamental and applied research in Responsible AI with immediate impact in deploying AI systems in the Indian ecosystem.
AI Research is of high importance to Ericsson as the 6G networks would be autonomously driven by AI algorithms. Ericsson is also looking to partner with other premier engineering institutes in India for 6G related research.
Ericsson envisions a 6G network platform that connects humans and machines
Ericsson envisions a 6G network platform that connects humans and machines and is able to fully merge physical and digital worlds to allow seamless interaction and immersive experiences. “Our views on 6G are aligned with the views of ubiquitous connectivity, sustainable networks and affordable communications from Bharat 6G vision statement of the Government of India.” states Nitin Bansal, Head of Ericsson India.
Based on the work being done by Indian researchers and the global teams, Ericsson in India is well poised to usher in the “India 6G” era in collaboration with the government, universities and the industry ecosystem in India.
Ericsson is a global 5G leader and powers 155 live 5G networks across 66 countries
Ericsson is a global 5G leader and powers 155 live 5G networks across 66 countries globally. Ericsson’s 5G leadership has been recognized by important independent analyst reports: Gartner 5G Magic Quadrant 2023 (third year in a row) and Frost Radar Global 5G Infrastructure. Ericsson also scored the number one position in the latest ABI Research report on telco vendors sustainability. In India, Ericsson is partnering with leading Communications Service Providers, Bharti Airtel and Rjio towards deploying 5G in the country.
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