• Narcís Cardona, professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, will present the reasons why a Sixth Generation in Telecommunications is needed soon.
  • Carles Antón Haro, European expert and member of the 6G-IA Governing Board, will also address the first set of strategic reflections for the development of 6G.
  • The sixth edition of the 5G Forum will be held in Seville from 8 to 12 May.

Seville, two months after the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, will once again be the meeting point where experts will gather, in a more relaxed and exclusive atmosphere, to analyze and highlight the real progress being made in 5G technology… and also in 6G, the sixth generation of telecommunications.

Over five days, two face-to-face and three virtual, the sixth edition of the ‘5G Forum’, which kicks off on 8 May at the Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES), will be a unique opportunity to talk, listen and network without the hustle and bustle of the stressful agendas and media noise of the MWC in Barcelona.

6G, present and future

Narcís Cardona, researcher and professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Director of the Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (iTEAM), and Carles Antón-Haro, member of the 6G-IA Governing Board and Director of R&D Programmes and Projects with Companies at the Telecommunications Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTTC), will be two of the main experts talking about 6G.

Cardona, who is the author of 12 patents, as well as several books and more than 250 publications in specialised journals, will talk about Why is a Sixth Generation necessary for Telecommunications?

At the last edition of the ‘5G Forum’, Cardona himself already considered the 5G network “faster than human senses”, which led him to wonder what is left for humans themselves and what useful aspects this supertechnology will bring in the future or what notable changes it will bring.

6G is here to stay

For his part, Antón-Haro will focus on the key strategies that are necessary for the development of 6G and what is the vision of the Joint Initiative Smart Networks and Services (JU-SNS) companies.

Antón-Haro will address the first set of strategic reflections and recommendations for the development of 6G smart networks and services, which are included in the position paper recently published by the Business Association for 6G (6G-IA) and which will be taken into account in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and in the JU-SNS R&D Work Programmes.

The ‘5G Forum’ has become a benchmark international forum for the Technology sector, as it is a unique opportunity, given its multidisciplinary vocation, to showcase the successes of companies, universities, pilot projects, city councils, autonomous communities, central governments and European administrations.

It is promoted by Sevilla City Office and Fibes and in its last edition was supported by Telefónica, Orange, American Tower, Viavi Solutions, Ericsson, Capgemini Engineering, Qualcomm, Mavenir, Rohde & Schwarz, Keysight Technologies, Netmetrix-Spirent, Huawei, ZTE, Ayuntamiento de Málaga, Polo de Contenidos Digitales, Fycma, Observatorio Nacional 5G, Cellnex, Advantech, Ateme, TOTEM, Dekra, Televés, Hispasat, Nokia, JVC, Toshiba, Axión, Impulsa Visión RTVE and the Consejería de Transformación Económica, Industria, Conocimiento y Universidades de la Junta de Andalucía.