Ericsson to invest ten million pounds to develop 6G in the UK

Ericsson has announced that the company will establish a research unit in the UK as part of a multi-million-pound investment to boost the country’s future wireless connectivity capabilities. In fact, tens of millions of pounds will be invested by Ericsson over the next 10 years in a UK-based program that will focus on 6G research and innovations.

The program will employ 20 dedicated researchers and support additional PhD students and CSPs and industry partners. The research areas will include network resilience and security, artificial intelligence, cognitive networks and energy efficiency.

6G is expected to become available in the 2030s. It is anticipated that this evolution will merge the digital and physical world, contribute to a more intelligent, sustainable and efficient society and help deliver new use cases that include multi-sensory extended reality, precision healthcare, smart agriculture, cobots, and intelligent autonomous systems.

DCMS Secretary of State Michelle Donelan says: “Ericsson’s investment is a huge vote of confidence in the UK’s innovative telecoms sector. This pioneering research unit will create new jobs, support students and bring together some of our country’s finest minds to shape the future of telecoms infrastructure in the UK and across the globe.”

Katherine Ainley, CEO, Ericsson UK & Ireland, says: “Ericsson has been connecting the UK for more than 120 years and this new investment underlines our ongoing commitment to ensure the country remains a global leader in the technologies and industries of the future. Our vision for a more connected, safer and sustainable world is one that is shared by the UK government.”

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