Deutsche Telekom operates networks for business and residential customers inside and outside Europe and strives to provide its customers with the high-quality communications options they need wherever and whenever possible. Network elements in satellites and flying platforms have complementary properties to existing terrestrial mobile communications networks. By combining terrestrial and non-terrestrial network elements, the aim is to further improve the quality and range of the existing service offerings and also enable new applications. To this end, insights gained in 6G-TakeOff will be incorporated into the design of the future network architecture and the design of future products for business and residential customers.
- cryptographic systems,
- on-board computers,
- control computers,
- mass storage devices,
- special hardware for data and signal processing (CCSDS formatting, compression, earth observation data processing,…)
- communication systems,
- special ground and test systems
John Deere is the brand of Deere & Company, the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural, forestry, construction, and turf and grounds care equipment, headquartered in the USA. Deere & Company employs approximately 75,500 people worldwide (2021), has 80 plants, development and parts centers in 20 countries, and sells its products in more than 160 countries. As Germany’s largest agricultural equipment manufacturer and a producer of road construction machinery, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG employs around 11,000 people at eleven locations in Germany.
The Intelligent Solutions Group at the European Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) investigates and develops future trends and technologies in the field of mobile agricultural and construction machinery in close cooperation with various research institutions. At the ETIC development center, engineers, IT, and marketing specialists are working on future technologies and “intelligent solutions” for precision agriculture and road construction.
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded nearly 90 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2022, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.53 billion in the 2021/2022 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and sells a wide range of electronic capital goods. With its entire product portfolio, the company makes a valuable contribution to a secure and networked world. In the markets of test & measurement, secure communications, networks & cybersecurity, and broadcast & media, customers around the world rely on Rohde & Schwarz and its technologically leading solutions. In addition to its established business areas, the Group invests in future technologies such as artificial intelligence, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 6G, cloud and quantum technology.
Smart Mobile Labs (SML) is the world’s leading provider of many-to-many video transmission in real‑time. With its core technology Edge Video Orchestrator (EVO), it brings experience in secure, dynamic and high-quality distribution of video, audio and data streams over mobile radio with low latency, also with multi-access edge computing (MEC) support. A further expertise of SML is the planning and realization of 5G campus networks – also in mobile execution. SML is active in research as well as on the commercial side. Many commercial 5G networks in research and development, but also in industry have already been successfully realized.
Telefónica Deutschland is one of the leading integrated telecommunications providers in Germany, with over 44 million mobile lines and 2.4 million broadband lines. We offer mobile and fixed-network services for consumers and business customers, as well as innovative digital solutions based on our infrastructure. Hardly any of the advances of the digital age would be possible without mobile communications: The smart networking of cities, intelligent energy systems, or networked factories need high-performance networks. And the great social challenge of our time, the climate change, can only be mastered through digital networking. That is why the company has a leading role to play in the digital transformation. In 6G-TakeOff, we are helping to enable innovations and the convergence of information and communications technologies of future 6G technologies, taking into account industry-specific requirements, as well as enabling technology transfers through demonstrators and testing.
ZF is a globally active technology group and supplies systems for mobility in passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and industrial technology.
We make vehicles see, think and act: In the four technology fields of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electromobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers as well as for emerging providers of transportation and mobility services. In doing so, we electrify vehicles in a wide range of categories and contribute with our products to reducing emissions, protecting the climate, and making mobility safer.
With our focus on vehicles of all kinds, our role in the 6G-TakeOff is to present the needs from this sector and actively participate in their realization.
As one of the leading premium manufacturers in the automotive sector, the BMW Group and its tech offices around the world are conducting research into the future of mobility. The technology search fields of connectivity, computing and sensing are playing an ever-increasing role on the road to the Fully Digital Car and are creating excitement about the potential of 6G.
The Bavarian Red Cross (BRK), with 6300 full-time employees and over 43,000 volunteers in the area of rescue services and disaster control, plays a key role in population protection.
The integration of new technologies and innovations such as telemedicine improves the quality of care and the range of services in emergency medicine. In the event of major emergencies, the robust and secure networking of all emergency forces is indispensable. The flexible design of the communication platforms in 6G-TakeOff enables the terrestrial infrastructure that is disrupted during natural disasters to be compensated for, while at the same time improving the ability to integrate new technical resources such as drones and automated vehicles more effectively with the help of the holistic approach of the three-dimensional network architecture. Their extensive sensors require the provision of an increasingly powerful network in order to evaluate data streams in real time and make them available as a basis for decision-making for mission control.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for the sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic, and transportation. Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion in 2021 and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. The company celebrated its 150th anniversary on October 8, 2021.
MAN Truck & Bus is one of Europe’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers and transport solution providers, with an annual revenue of just under 11 billion euros (2021). The company’s product portfolio includes vans, trucks, buses/coaches and diesel and gas engines along with services related to passenger and cargo transport. MAN Truck & Bus is a company of TRATON GROUP and employs more than 34,000 people worldwide.