Vicomtech, Gradiant and i2CAT centres meet in San Sebastián to promote the 6GDIFERENTE project, the new paradigm of efficient and intelligent mobile networks.


On Monday 10th June, representatives from Vicomtech, Gradiant and i2CAT centres met in Donostia-San Sebastián at Vicomtech's facilities, coordinator of the Network, to hold the first meeting of the 6G DIFFERENT project, and to promote its development.

Vicomtech, Gradiant and i2CAT, three leading technology centres with extensive experience in the development of 5G technologies and their evolution to 6G, have joined forces once again in a project that starts from a technological base already developed in the previous Open-VERSO Joint Network. 6GDIFERENTE, a project within the Cervera Network promoted by the CDTI Innovation, arises from the motivation of the three technology centres to consolidate their position as leading centres in the research and development of the communications networks of the future: 6G networks. It is based on a solid technological foundation established in a previous Open-VERSO project (2020 - 2023) financed, like 6GDIFERENTE, by the CDTI in its Cervera programme of support for technology centres.

The project addresses two of the major challenges of advanced 6G mobile communications: the establishment of over-the-air device communications; and the continuity and quality of services in virtualised edge environments in mobility situations.

Vicomtech is the main coordinator of 6GDIFERENTE, which develops the centre's own 5G infrastructure, thus building the foundations for a new generation of mobile telephony. It also incorporates millimetre wave interfaces into the centre's infrastructure, explores the potential of quantum computing in network management, and investigates immersive data visualisation systems integrated with the network. "6GDIFERENTE gives us a new opportunity to consolidate our position as a benchmark in communication network research and its application to different verticals. This project will not only evolve our infrastructure, but also strengthen the intersection with other emerging technologies such as extended reality or mobility applications. Research in these areas will allow us to increase and improve our offer for future industrial applications". says Dr. Sergio Cabrero Barros, 6GDIFERENTE coordinator.

Thanks to 6GDIFERENTE, 6G networks will not only have a better performance than the current ones, but they will also be more efficient and intelligent networks. They will have lower power consumption and will be able to reconfigure themselves according to users and applications, anticipating their needs. These technologies will be enabling for relevant use cases such as virtual worlds, Industry 5.0 or more efficient mobility.

The new 6GDIFERENTE project enables the development of cutting-edge technologies that will play an important role in the future of communications networks and transform the production and industrial processes of the future. 6G DIFERENTE is one of the most pioneering and innovative projects that, thanks to the most disruptive and promising technologies in the field of telecommunications, represents a breakthrough and greater competitiveness for the industrial fabric with new tools, infrastructure and services.


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