The EU-funded project 5G-STARDUST, alongside its partners, recently showcased groundbreaking innovations at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the ETSI Conference in Sophia Antipolis, France. From networking to presenting new details and use cases, 5G-STARDUST continues to lead the way in shaping the future of telecommunications.

Representatives of the EU-funded project 5G-STARDUST made a significant impact at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 26 to February 29. Partners CTTC, Hispasat, Thales Alenia Space, Orange and Software Radio Systems showcased their innovations and presented the project at booths throughout the event. AW2S was also present, actively networking and engaging with industry peers. In addition, the Smart and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU), which comprises 5G-STARDUST under its umbrella, organised a session entitled “6G Horizon: Bridging perspectives for a sustainable future” on Tuesday, February 27. The session featured an opening block by Pearse O’Donohue, DG CONNECT Director of the European Commission and Chair of the SNS JU Governing Board, and Colin Willcock, Chairman of the 6G Industry Association (6G IA) Board and Vice-Chair of the SNS JU Governing Board. Keynotes from industry leaders such as Nokia, Telefonica, TIM, and Ericsson highlighted the importance of the work currently being conducted in the field, tracing a path to the future of telecommunications.

Hispasat's booth at MWC 2024
Networking at the MWC 2024 Hispasat booth

Continuing its momentum, the 5G-STARDUST consortium presented their groundbreaking insights at the ETSI Conference on “Non-Terrestrial Networks, a Native Component of 6G”, held on April 3-4, within the ETSI facilities in Sophia Antipolis, France. Project partners Thales Alenia Space France and Consorzio Nazionale Italiano per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), were present at the event, taking the stage on behalf of sibling SNS projects 6G-NTN and ETHER, as a demonstration of the intrinsic synergy between the SNS cluster’s activities. 5G-STARDUST’s Coordinator Tomaso de Cola (DLR) joined the stage highlighting the seamless integration between Non-Terrestrial Networks and 5G Advanced at the core of the project’s work. The consortium also presented a new 5G-STARDUST poster, detailing concept, use cases (ranging from maritime, railway, and airway neutral host-cell to broadband for public protection and disaster relief), along with the envisioned architecture.

5G-STARDUST at ETSI Conference: Tomaso de Cola (DLR) on stage, and the new Concept poster
5G-STARDUST at ETSI Conference: Tomaso de Cola (DLR) on stage, and the new concept poster

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