Greek operator Cosmote announced its participation in the 6G-Sandbox European research project for the design and construction of experimental networks and the execution of 6th-generation mobile technology trials. As part of the project, trial networks will be implemented in Athens (Greece), Berlin (Germany), Malaga (Spain), and Oulu (Finland). These combine digital and physical infrastructures and are fully configurable to provide automated experimentation capabilities throughout the 6G service supply chain, both at the end-user service level and at the network control and management level. 

As a project partner, Cosmote is developing the experimental 6G infrastructure of Athens, under the supervision of the National Centre for Scientific Research (Ethnikou Kentrou Epistimonikon Erevnon, EKEFE) Democritos, and is participating in the definition of the technical specifications, the description of the architecture, the evaluation of user requirements and business models, as well as in the implementation of tests for selected use cases. 

It will also contribute to the dissemination and exploitation of the results of the project. The project is co-funded by the European Commission (EU) through the Horizon Europe R&D subsidies framework and is under the auspices of the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU), established by the EU to ensure Europe’s leadership in 5G and 6G technologies.

A total of 18 organisations are participating in the 6G Sandbox. The project is coordinated by Keysight Technologies Belgium and has a total duration of three years.

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