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6G Non Terrestrial Networks

Objective

The 6G-NTN project aims at researching and developing innovative technical, business, regulatory, and standardization enablers to achieve full and seamless integration of the Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) component into the 6G system and establish the European leadership in this domain. The vision is to extend coverage, resilience, and sustainability of next generation mobile networks, meeting needs and expectations of both vertical and consumer market segments, while unleashing new value chains and creating broad societal impact.
The proposed concept of full-fledged integration of the NTN component into 6G leverages multiple key project outcomes that will pave the way for a service roll-out in the 2030-35 time frame:
- a sustainable and resilient 3D multi-layered (GSO, NGSO, HAPS, drones) network architecture.
- a software defined payload adapted to all flying platforms and all frequency bands
- a very low Earth orbiting space segment
- a flexible waveform supporting terrestrial and non-terrestrial deployments.
- the support of smart phones and vehicle/drone mounted terminals
- the use of new spectrum (i.e. C and Q/V bands) in coexistence with the terrestrial network component
- high accuracy and reliable positioning solutions.
The newly designed NTN component will deliver: i.e. uRLLC (latency < 10 ms) and advanced eMBB (data rate up to several hundred of Mbps) services to vehicle, drone mounted ultra-small size devices, and battery activated nomadic terminals; ii. improved eMBB services to smartphones; iii. short emergency messaging services to smartphones in light indoor/in-vehicle environments; and iv. high accuracy (<10 cm) and reliable location service to both devices categories.
By pulling together leading players across all involved industrial, research and innovation areas, the 6G-NTN ambition is to become the flagship R&I project to define the 6G NTN component and to drive its standardization in 3GPP.

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 447 225,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 779 461,88
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 86 606,87
THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 179 958,38
Address
Werinherstr. 81
81541 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 19 995,37
GREENERWAVE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 469 406,25
Address
Business Pole, 1047 Route Des Dolin
06560 Valbonne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 52 156,25
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 539 976,38
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 59 997,37
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 419 625,00
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 46 625,00
ERICSSON FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 271 125,00
Address
Avenue Carnot 25
91300 Massy

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 30 125,00
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 395 500,00
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 345 625,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ORANGE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 316 462,50
Address
111 Quai Du President Roosevelt
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 35 162,50
SES TECHCOM SA
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 239 906,25
Address
Chateau De Betzdorf
6815 Betzdorf

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 26 656,25
QUALCOMM COMMUNICATIONS SARL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 393 696,00
Address
20 Rue Rouget De Lisle
92130 Issy-les-moulineaux

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 43 744,00

Partners (3)

MARTEL GMBH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
DIGITAL FOR PLANET-D4P
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
THALES ALENIA SPACE UK LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
2 Dashwood Lang Road
KT15 2NX Weybridge

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data