Nokia partners with IISc to boost 6G research in India.

February 26, 2024
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– Nokia partners with IISc to research 6G technologies in India
– Focus on sustainable, energy-efficient, and AI-driven use cases

Nokia has recently announced a collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to advance research in global 6G technology and support India’s ‘Bharat 6G Vision’. The partnership will focus on three core areas of research: 6G radio technologies, 6G architecture, and the integration of machine learning into the 6G air interface. By working together in Nokia’s 6G Lab in Bengaluru, the companies aim to develop reference architectures, software frameworks, and algorithms that will contribute to the global 6G ecosystem. Specifically, they will focus on 6G use cases that address important societal needs in India, such as improving communication systems’ sustainability and energy efficiency, enhancing network reliability, and using AI to improve transportation safety and healthcare access.

India has emerged as a key player in the telecommunications innovation landscape, with a focus on developing 6G technology. Nokia and IISc’s collaboration is a significant step towards achieving Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of positioning India as a leader in 6G standardization, development, and implementation. The partnership leverages Nokia’s expertise in mobile technology and IISc’s academic strength to drive research and innovation in the 6G space, with a specific focus on India’s unique needs and challenges.

Nokia’s Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Nishant Batra, highlighted the importance of India in the global telecommunications sector and expressed pride in collaborating with Indian academia to drive 6G technology forward. Similarly, Professor Govindan Rangarajan, Director of IISc, emphasized the institution’s commitment to contributing to India’s 6G technology mission and supporting the country’s goals for technological advancement by 2030.

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