Future 6G research in Europe; The role of the 5G IA

Guy Daniels
By Guy Daniels

Nov 24, 2020

Published on:
Tuesday, 24th November, 2020
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV
Colin Willcock, 5G IA Board Chairman, (Nokia)

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Although we are still at the beginning of the 5G story, the first thoughts about the next generation of network technology have started. This talk will consider the on-going European efforts in 5G research, why we need to start considering beyond 5G and how Europe is already preparing for research in to 6G. The talk will outline a new initiative, the Smart Networks and Services Partnership (SNS) to secure European leadership in the development and deployment of next generation network technologies and services, while accelerating European’s industry digitization.


Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV


Colin Willcock

5G IA Board Chairman, (Nokia)


Colin has detailed knowledge and experience of the telecommunications industry having worked directly or indirectly with many of the major players over a 28-year period. The roles have included software developer, technical consultant, technical marketing, standardization and management. The software development has been at both the project and product levels including responsible for customer relations and software QA procedures. The management has been at project, program, group and competence area level, often involving multi-site and multi-country responsibilities.

In addition to line manager roles, he has participated extensively in standardization activities at ETSI, ITU-T and 3GPP, including instrumental work in creating and developing the TTCN-3 testing language. Colin has also been very active in the European research ecosystem, including leading a number of award winning European projects such as TT-Medal, D-MINT and SEMAFOUR. Colin is currently head of Radio Network Standardization at Nokia and in addition is also the chairman of the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association.

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