The 2023 EuCNC & 6G Summit put together two telecommunications conferences: EuCNC (European Conference on Networks and Communications), supported by the European Commission, and the 6G Summit, originated from the 6G Flagship programme in Finland, one of the very first in its area. This conference is regularly sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) and the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP)
The event focused on all aspects of telecommunications ranging from 5G deployment and mobile IoT to 6G exploration and future communications systems and networks, including experimentation and testbeds, and applications and services. In the last years more than 1300 delegates and more than 70 exhibitors have attended the conference.
TeraFlow was an exhibitor in this event with a dedicated booth.
TeraFlow was also in the Special Session 7, “Novel technologies in disaggregated packet-optical networks to support 6G” (Thursday, 8 June 2023, 16:00-17:30, Room G1) chaired by Ricard Vilalta and Ramón Casellas from CTTC.
This special session presented contributions from 5GPPP/SNS/CL4 research communities, with the aim of facilitating discussion, and exchange of ideas and practices, and successfully promotes innovative solutions towards network automation to support 6G requisites. The session was organized as a set of technical presentations from key actors and experts in the field of transport networks. The proposed list of speakers highlighted both the role of industry (operators, and vendors) as well as academia.
- Introduction to the session, session chairs, Ricard Vilalta and Ramon Casellas (CTTC) 10min
- Invited: An operator’s perspective on 6G requirements for Transport Networks, Pablo Armingol-Robles (Telefónica), 20min (TeraFlow)
- An operators’ perspective on the migration to multi-band networks, Emilio Riccardi/Marco Quagliotti (TIM), 10min (B5GOpen)
- Towards ultra-low energy and secure optical networks, Tolga Tekin (IZM Fraunhofer), 10min (ALLEGRO)
- Scaling Capacity in support of Beyond 5G networks, Filippo Cugini (CNIT), 10min (SEASON)
- Flexibly Scalable Energy Efficient Networking, Raul Muñoz (CTTC), 10min (FlexScale)
- Discussion, 20min
During this event Carlos Natalino from Chalmers also participated in the panel discussion on 6G and Digital Transformation moderated by Behnam Shariati to conclude the AI-NET event that was co-located with EuCNC 2023. As envisaged in Massy, one of AI-NET subprojects, AI-NET-PROTECT, has plans to use TeraFlow for their demonstrator.
During EuCNC & 6G Summit, Michael Dieudonne (5GPPP TMV Chair) highlighted the new B5G/6G white paper on KPI Measurement. This white paper continues the 5G-PPP TMV Working Group white paper entitled “Beyond 5G/6G KPIs and Target Values”, and provides an early analysis of possible Beyond 5G/6G KPIs based on current work and perspectives from ICT-52 projects, seeking to understand the level to which existing definitions in standard documents will apply to 6G and to identify, at early stages, gaps and new candidate KPIs for being standardized for 6G systems.
Daniel King from Old Dog Consulting and on behalf of TeraFlow has been one of the contributors to the white paper that also was developed by other projects (B5G-OPEN, DAEMON, REINDEER, DEDICAT 6G and MARSAL).
During this event, the new book "Towards Sustainable and Trustworthy 6G: Challenges, Enablers, and Architectural Design" was also presented. The main goal of this book is to introduce the upcoming 6G technologies and outline the foreseen challenges, enablers, and architectural design trends that will be instrumental in realizing a Sustainable and Trustworthy 6G system in the coming years. This book includes a complete section about our project (Section 7.3 Programmability Through ETSI TeraFlow SDN)