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6G eXperimental Research infrastructure to enable next-generation XR services

Project description

An innovative extended reality applications testbed using beyond 5G and 6G networks

Extended reality (XR) includes virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. These immersive technologies merging the physical with the virtual are now upon us, thanks largely to beyond 5G (B5G) and 6G technologies. The EU-funded 6G-XR project will develop an experimental research infrastructure enabling the demonstration and validation of numerous B5G and 6G technologies/architectures. The initiative includes: a B5G architecture (and eventually 6G) with end-to-end service provisioning and cloud implementation; multi-access edge computing scenarios and their integration into a complete cloud continuum; and demanding, immersive 6G applications such as holographics and so-called digital twins. In addition to technical outcomes, the project will contribute to standards development and energy reduction.


6G eXperimental research infRastructure to enable next-generation XR services (6G-XR) will develop an evolvable experimental infrastructure for the duration of the SNS programme that covers demonstrating the performance of key B5G/6G candidate technologies, components, and architectures to keep the infrastuctures valid now, in mid-term and in long-term. It will demonstrate technological feasibility of “better than 5G” KPIs, innovative radio spectrum technologies and the use and sharing applicable to beyond 5G and 6G spectrum, validate a representative end-to-end beyond 5G architecture (and later 6G) including end-to-end service provisioning with slicing capabilities, and at cloud implementation level (Open RAN).
Furthermore, 6G-XR shall validate multi access edge computing scenarios and their integration into a complete cloud continuum, support innovative use cases with vertical actors, beyond 5G capabilities, and support showcasing events. In addition, 6G-XR demonstrates and validates performance of innovative 6G applications with a focus on demanding immersive applications such as holographics, digital twins and XR/VR. 6G-XR will support impactful contribution to standards and demonstrate the technological feasibility of key societal requirements and objectives such as energy reduction at both platform and network levels.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 933 987,00
90014 Oulu

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Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 2 933 987,00

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