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University of Bristol-led consortium to receive nearly £12 million to unlock 6G technology potential

Digital Secretary Michelle Donelan with members of the research team Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Press release issued: 13 December 2022

The University of Bristol and partners have been granted nearly £12 million from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to develop and industrialise technologies and solutions for future 6G mobile networks.

The project, Realising Enabling Architectures and Solutions for Open Networks (REASON) brings together an ecosystem representing the entire telecommunication R&D supply chain, including three major mobile network equipment vendors, Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia.

REASON will develop a roadmap for open 6G networks, which will set the framework for new developments across the entire technology stack. The project will provide novel solutions to effectively integrate multi-technology access networks and to advance their performance in line with the emerging 6G KPIs. New concepts will be proposed to support unprecedented network densification. Smart technologies will be developed that aim to use multi-technology access networks to extract sensing information and support 6G use cases.

To read the full press release see here.

Further information

Further information


University of Bristol

University of Strathclyde

King’s College London

Queens University Belfast

University of Southampton

Compound Semiconductor Centre-CSC

Digital Catapult

British Telecom-BT

British Broadcasting Corporation-BBC




Parallel Wireless Limited

Thales UK

Weaver Labs Limited

Real Wireless Limited

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