Ericsson and Turkcell team up for 6G R&D in Turkey

Ericsson and Turkcell team up for 6G R&D in Turkey

At Mobile World Congress 2024, Ericsson and Turkcell signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance 6G research and development in Turkey.

Under the deal, Turkcell and Ericsson Research’s site in Istanbul plan to foster bilateral research initiatives, strengthen cooperation in national and international R&D collaboration projects, and facilitate the exchange of valuable information on emerging technologies.

Ericsson and Turkcell said they will accelerate the development and innovation of groundbreaking technologies, with a particular focus on AI, machine learning and 6G architecture. They will also lay the groundwork for future 6G use cases, which Ericsson categorises into three main areas: “the Internet of Senses, connected intelligent machines, and a connected sustainable world.”

“By studying current ecosystems and the evolution of 5G, we will work with Ericsson to devise a roadmap to 6G and lead technological advancements in crucial areas required by future 6G networks,” said Turkcell CTO Prof. Dr. Vehbi Çağrı Güngör.

Güngör added that 6G will play a vital role in realizing a digitally-transformed and programmable physical world, fostering connectivity and sustainability.

“The development of 6G will require significant investment in research and development. Turkcell is committed to investing in this area, and we are confident that this investment will pay off in the long run,” he said.

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