24-26, April 2023

·In-Person & Online·

University of Surrey

IET London: Savoy Place

24, April 2023

2 Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, United Kingdom

Join industry leaders from the ITU and global organisations to understand the shape of 6G to come. How are international bodies rallying behind the ITU’s vision and perspectives, and how does this relate to government policies and regulation? Join us for interactive discussions followed by networking with global decision-makers.

University of Surrey

6G Innovation Centre at The University of Surrey

25-26, April 2023

Stag Hill, University Campus, Guildford GU2 7XH, United Kingdom

The focus moves to alignment of national programmes, industry strategy and research behind the ITU’s goals. We explore national and regional strategies and actions; how to make the evolution from 5G to 6G a commercial success; and the cutting edge of research programmes today across industry and academia. Highly interactive sessions encourage live participation, while on-site demos of cutting edge research underline how far 6G is already moving beyond simply hype.

In partnership with:

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Thought Leaders Include

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Wanshi Chen

Chair, 3GPP TSG RAN

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Antonio Franchi

Head of Space for 5G/6G Strategic Programmes, European Space Agency

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Chih-Lin I

Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile

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Adrian Scrase

CTO, ETSI

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Colin Willcock

Chair, SNS-JU

About 6GSymposium Spring 2023

Beyond The Hype

As the ITU defines 6G vision, usage scenarios and requirements more clearly, work begins to develop the wide variety of technology enablers. Beyond technical challenges, we must also build clarity around how to commercialise the new capabilities. The telecoms sector needs confidence that investment will be profitable – not more hype!

At 6GSymposium Spring 2023 we will bring together the international community to build consensus on key issues and further the momentum towards 6G. Join us for essential debates, updates and technical demonstrations moving beyond hype to concrete action and strategies.

Day 1

Monday, April 24th

Venue: The IET, London

Keynotes – Global 6G Standards, Objectives & Policy Alignment

As the ITU brings forward its vision and strategy for 6G, this afternoon delivers insights into the response from the wide variety of international bodies who will be essential to successfully deliver the final outcome.

With an increasing variety of international bodies responsible for not just technical 6G standards but delivery against the commercial needs of their members and societal pressures from citizens, areas of alignment or disagreement need to be highlighted and solved as soon as possible. Join us on this crucial afternoon to understand how the ITU’s 6G vision will shape the telecoms industry for the decade to come.

Evening networking reception follows.

Day 2

Tuesday, April 25th

Venue: 6G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey

National & Regional Initiatives: Competition & collaboration towards 6G

Across the world, countries are investing to take significant positions in 6G’s development. As communications converges with the internet, metaverse, AI and connected living of all kinds, 6G is being seen as fundamental to plans for digital economies. Meanwhile, that diversity means that leadership opportunities are appearing beyond the heartlands of ‘telecoms’.
This morning examines what different countries are doing today towards a 6G world. How does 6G feed into very different national strategies? How can countries balance jostling for leadership with contributions to global standards, and what progress have they made? Find out here.

Commercial Strategy for 6G

While the ITU’s proposals give valuable guidance for the industry, there is a sharp difference between creating a standard and creating a commercially successful service. Across the world, visions for 6G include societal requirements as well as implying significant technological change.

This afternoon explores what the ITU’s statements mean for the business of telecoms as we understand it. What appetite is there for Beyond-5G services among consumers and enterprises, and who would pay for those services? In turn, what does that mean for the evolution of business strategy, competition and service delivery in the telecoms sphere?

Please join the organising committee and sponsors for evening drinks and networking.

Day 3

Wednesday, April 26th

Venue: 6G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey

Research & Innovation

The final day of 6GSymposium highlights the work being done today which looks set to revolutionise the telecoms environment of the 2030s. Standards organisations, academics and industry bodies within and beyond telecoms are all taking steps to push the frontiers of communications capabilities in all sorts of directions.

During the morning we will explore some of the most striking examples of work in AI, security, network architecture and more.

The afternoon will highlight outstanding work redefining the boundaries of access delivery technologies such as mobile radio, non-terrestrial networks, personal area networks and more.

Full Agenda Coming Soon

Speakers Spring 2023

David Boswarthick

David Boswarthick

Director of Future Networks, ETSI

Speakers Spring 2023

Dean Bubley

Founder, Disruptive Analysis

Speakers Spring 2023

Wanshi Chen

Chair, 3GPP TSG RAN

Speakers Spring 2023

Teresa Cottam

Chief Analyst, Omnisperience

Speakers Spring 2023

Antonio Franchi

Head of Space for 5G/6G Strategic Programmes, European Space Agency

Speakers Spring 2023

Chih-Lin I

Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile

Speakers Spring 2023

Oliver Korfmacher

VP Technology & Telecoms, Enea

Speakers Spring 2023

Matti Latva-aho

Director, 6GFlagship, University of Oulu

Speakers Spring 2023

Anton Monk

CTO of Wireless Initiatives, Viasat, Inc

Alain Mourad

Alain Mourad

Head of Future Wireless Europe Lab, InterDigital

Speakers Spring 2023

Tony Quek

Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Speakers Spring 2023

Adrian Scrase

CTO, ETSI

Speakers Spring 2023

Rahim Tafazolli

Director of Institute for Communication Systems and 6GIC, University of Surrey

Speakers Spring 2023

Dan Warren

Director, Advanced Network Research, Samsung Research UK

Speakers Spring 2023

Colin Willcock

Chair, SNS-JU

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