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As the drive to research and create the next generation of mobile internet gets underway, Capgemini has launched a new partnership with King’s College London. The collaboration will see experts explore the possible benefits of 6G for artificial intelligence technologies.

As one of Europe’s leading IT and technology consultancies, Capgemini is often at the forefront of innovation across the continent. From finding ways to overhaul technology at transport hubs like Heathrow, to partnering with computing giants like IBM to help businesses build and maximise engagements in the areas of Quantum Computing, the firm is helping research and deliver major technological advances.

In keeping with this, Capgemini has announced a new collaboration with King’s College London, focused on developing trusted and human-centred AI systems for 6G networks, as well as building new architecture frameworks to accommodate the next generation technology. The leading-edge research project will explore the possibilities opened up by 6G as a key lever for Intelligent Industry with a significantly lower energy footprint.

Capgemini joins 6G research programme with King’s College London

Professor Toktam Mahmoodi, Head of Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s will run the programme with Shamik Mishra, Chief Technology Officer for Connectivity at Capgemini Engineering, and Subhankar Pal, Global Head of Software & Digital Innovation for Intelligent Networks, Capgemini Engineering. According to Mahmoodi, the “real-time interaction between remote locations” from 6G could be a huge enabler for digital industry and society.”

He added, “It is what 5G is aimed for, and 6G will achieve through embedding intelligence at different levels of the communication network. King’s is delighted to drive this pioneer research together with Capgemini.”

The rollout of 5G technologies is still far from complete – delayed by the pandemic, and offset as a priority by many entities due to a lack of understanding of its benefits. By collaborating with the prestigious King’s College London, Capgemini can help avoid such misunderstandings for 6G, helping illustrate its benefits, and also addressing its challenges for deployment, and across society.

“Achieving high performance and ultra-large coverage with an extremely low energy footprint will be a key characteristic of 6G networks and will be a key enabler for Intelligent Industry. We are very excited to embark on this research challenge with King’s College London,” said William Rozé, CEO of Capgemini Engineering.

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