6G NeXt - Project launched to develop infrastructure for future 6G network
News from Nov. 16, 2022
Future services and applications, especially in the area of multimedia, will generate an unprecedented amount of data for industry, media and private users. This data will have to be transmitted with a speed and reliability that cannot be achieved by today's mobile networks. In the "6G Native Extensions for XR Technologies" (6G NeXt) project, an infrastructure is being developed whose integrated network and software layer will enable new processing speeds and the dynamic distribution of complex computing tasks (split computing).
The infrastructure will demonstrate the requirements for a future 6G network based on two use cases:
- A novel anti-collision system for aviation using the example of drones at airports with mixed air traffic. This application requires low latency, synchronization of data streams, and the ability to compute data in a distributed manner (split computing).
- An interactive end-to-end transmission of real-time 3D holographic video with photo-realistic content and realistic 3D depth for video conferencing and surveillance. This application requires high bit rates upstream and downstream as well as distributed and intelligent video processing.
Fraunhofer FOKUS is a key partner in the 6G NeXt consortium and will contribute its expertise, tools and testbeds in 5G, media streaming and real-time communications to the research and development of the 6G NeXt infrastructure and evaluate its feasibility using the HOLOCOM application, an interactive end-to-end transmission of real-time 3D holographic video with photorealistic content.
The other partners of the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) funded project are Deutsche Telekom AG, DFKI, LogicWay GmbH, SeeReal Technologies GmbH, TH Wildau, TU Berlin, TU Ilmenau, Volucap GmbH as well as Flugplatzgesellschaft Schönhagen mbH and IDRF e. V.