Capgemini launches 6G research lab in India

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The lab will use next-generation connectivity and advanced artificial intelligence to investigate innovative and energy-efficient use cases and address wireless communication challenges posed by 6G.

Mumbai: Capgemini has announced the launch of a 6G research lab in Gurugram, India. The lab will develop advanced test beds and simulators to investigate use cases for next-generation wireless networks, 6G concept development, and the development of energy-saving solutions.

Capgemini announced an innovative joint research project with King’s College London in May 2022 to investigate the possibilities opened up by 6G, with a focus on developing new architecture frameworks to enable ultra-large coverage, AI native, and sustainable 6G Networks. The new lab will build on this initial work by taking a step towards developing and showcasing the extensive possibilities of 6G, as a key lever of energy efficient and data-driven ‘Intelligent Industry’.

“The 6G lab will enable us to prototype, simulate, and test solutions, leveraging next-generation connectivity and silicon technologies along with advanced AI to address the wireless communication challenges presented by 6G,” said Shamik Mishra, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer “Connected Futures” at Capgemini.

“As we take a lead on leveraging the potential of this emerging technology, we will also contribute to harmonising efforts for 6G technology across the industry. An ecosystem for collaboration and knowledge sharing among enterprises and academia will be key to realising numerous opportunities and applications for the future.”

The facility, other than being a major contributor to Capgemini’s research and development in the field of telecommunications and being responsible for nurturing innovative solutions, is set to support the wider industry by offering the following capabilities:

  • Using high-performance compute infrastructure to construct advanced simulation environments to develop and verify novel network frameworks that meet the exacting demands of 6G This will address the network infrastructure end-to-end.
  • Creating comprehensive simulations to analyse the performance of emerging 6G capabilities, including mesh networks, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS), and non-terrestrial networks designed specifically for 6G,
  • Developing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to solve the wireless communication challenges presented by 6G
  • Bringing in new use case ideas that can be built, tested, and turned into assets

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