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April 1, 2024

SECAI Fellow Frank H.P. Fitzek Advances 6G Partnership with Northeastern University Boston

TU Dresden (TUD) and Northeastern University (NEU) have announced a partnership in 6G research. Prof. Tommaso Melodia and Prof. Frank H.P. Fitzek signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 27 February at the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024, focused on establishing a shared roadmap and developing joint research activities on 6G, the next generation of wireless networks, and the tactile Internet.

The memorandum of understanding builds on both institutions’ commitment to advancing the field of wireless communications. The partnership will leverage the combined expertise and resources in the field of wireless networks from the Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop (CeTI) at TUD and the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT) at Northeastern, which includes the Open6G initiative on open and programmable networks, and the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program.

„We are excited to combine our leading expertise with TUD to advance the next-generation wireless ecosystem”, comments Tommaso Melodia, Director of WIoT at Northeastern University, „This partnership will establish a unique program for innovation and experimentation, which supports the development of open, programmable, and AI-integrated networks in collaboration with industry, government agencies, and academic institutions.”

Frank H. P. Fitzek (left) und Tommaso Melodia (right)

Frank H. P. Fitzek (left) und Tommaso Melodia (right)

Professor Frank H.P. Fitzek adds, “This partnership with Northeastern University underscores our shared vision for the future of telecommunications. By leveraging our joint expertise and resources, we are embarking on a journey to explore uncharted territories of the digital world, promising to deliver technologies that will empower societies globally.”

The goal of the memorandum of understanding is to foster connections and conduct joint research activities on 6G at TUD and Northeastern. The collaboration aims to create synergy that will accelerate research and educational efforts in 6G wireless systems. By exchanging researchers and combining world-leading testbeds, Northeastern and TUD aim to drive innovation in wireless networks and next-generation applications that require seamless and ubiquitous connectivity with ultra-low latency.

[Cited from TU Dresden press release; TUD Dresden University of Technology and Northeastern University Boston announce Partnership on 6G]