Nokia announced that it will collaborate with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to jointly research 6G technologies and 6G use cases that will have a direct social impact on India, thereby expanding its 6G commitment to India.
Nokia and IISc will collaborate at Nokia’s newly established 6G laboratory in Bangalore, where they will conduct three core research areas: 6G wireless technology, 6G architecture, and machine learning applications in 6G air interfaces. This collaboration will develop reference architectures, software frameworks, and algorithms, aiming to contribute to the joint research of 6G technology and standard 的图像结果
Although their research nature is global, Nokia and IISc will pay special attention to 6G use cases in areas of particular importance to India. These use cases include:
Creating more sustainable and energy-efficient communication systems
Improve the resilience and reliability of critical communication networks
Utilizing artificial intelligence and developing “network as a sensor” technology to improve traffic safety, enhance healthcare, and increase educational opportunities.
By focusing on these use cases, Nokia and IISc will help shape the development of cellular infrastructure to meet the social needs of major and developing countries such as India, while contributing to the entire global 6G ecosystem.
India has become a global communication innovation powerhouse and plays a crucial role in the development of 6G. Through collaboration, Nokia and IISc plan to further advance India’s Bharat 6G vision, which aims to position India as a key global contributor to the design, development, and implementation of 6G technology.
In October 2023, Nokia opened a 6G laboratory at its global research and development center in Bangalore. This is the first research institution of its kind aimed at accelerating the development of basic technologies and innovative use cases based on 6G technology, and promoting cooperation between Nokia and the Indian academic community. The collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences is the first such partnership to emerge in the laboratory. It combines the academic strength of India’s most important research institutions with Nokia’s expertise in introducing cutting-edge mobile technology to the world on a large scale.
Nishant Batra, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer of Nokia, said, “The importance of India on the global telecommunications stage cannot be overemphasized. We are proud to collaborate with the smartest people in the Indian scientific and academic communities to ensure that 6G becomes a doubling force in the Indian economy. We will work together to help achieve Prime Minister Modi’s vision of India becoming a leader in 6G standardization, development, and implementation.” By exploring India’s unique 6G use cases, we will ensure that 6G meets the unique needs of the Indian subcontinent.

Professor Govindan Rangarajan, President of the Indian Academy of Sciences, said, “The Indian Academy of Sciences is honored to contribute to India’s mission of becoming a frontline contributor to the design, development, and deployment of 6G technology by 2030, as envisioned in the Bharat 6G vision document released by the Indian Prime Minister.”