5G European Annual Journal 2021
European Annual Journal 2021
The sixth issue of the European 5G Annual Journal was released at the end of May 2021. Download the Journal here.
This year’s edition includes contributions from 52 active projects and information on 5G PPP and 5G IA key activities and achievements. 5Growth is described on page 50 – 52.
COVID-19 has been and still is a tremendous challenge for all people on the planet and has also impacted our constituency. Many activities within the 5G PPP could somewhat advance thanks to remote access to labs and online conferencing. However, we saw delays in most projects, in particular as we are in the third phase of the 5G PPP with many trial and demonstrator activities.However, R&I initiatives on 6G technologies are now starting in leading regions worldwide, with the first products and infrastructures expected for the end of this decade. In January 2021, a first set of 6G projects was launched, worth 60 million EUR under the 5G PPP with the Hexa-X flagship developing a first 6G system concept complemented by 8 projects investigating specific technologies for 6G, putting Europe on a par with our global competitors. In February 2021, the Commission adopted a legislative proposal for the upcoming European partnership on Smart Networks and Services (SNS) towards 6G, the successor of our 5G PPP.