Holistic Approaches for 6th Generation Mobile Networks


Digital Summit
Digital Summit

Nokia and Bosch presented the 6G Mobility Metaverse demo at the BMBF booth of the Digital Summit.

6G Platform Event
6G Platform Event

6G-ANNA was represented at the 6G Platform Event with a booth including 3 demos and various presentations. The event offered good opportunities to exchange with the other 6G projects.

6G-ANNA Kickoff

The kickoff meeting of the 6G-ANNA project took place in Dresden on September 23. More than 110 participants were present and intensively exchanged views on the topics of 6G access, network of networks, and automation & simplification.

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About the 6G-ANNA Project

Key Figures

The project 6G-Access, Network of Networks, Automation & Simplification (6G-ANNA) is a Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) finanziertes Forschungsprojekt, aus der Bekanntmachung 6G-Industrieprojekte zur Erforschung von ganzheitlichen Systemen und Teiltechnologien für den Mobilfunk der 6. Generation.

Total Cost


million Euro

Overall Funding


million Euro

Funding rate



07.2022 - 06.2025

Project Partner

Industry & Research

Project Objective

The goal of the "6G-Access, Network of Networks, Automation & Simplification (6G-ANNA)" project is to develop a holistic design for the sixth generation of mobile communications that includes an end-to-end architecture. To this end, the fundamentals of radio access are first investigated, and innovative protocols and signal processing algorithms are designed and implemented. This is followed by the investigation of appropriate network management and orchestration approaches. The goal is to simplify and improve the interaction between humans, technologies, and the environment. One contribution is made by new sensors and algorithms for the recognition of human movements. For example, digital twins of complex machines in manufacturing can be precisely mapped to control them remotely. Another focus is the investigation of 6G as a "network of networks" in which - similar to the Internet - different closed networks are flexibly interconnected. Here, the focus is on security aspects and resilience. Overall, flexibility and the reduction of energy consumption while maintaining the performance of the network are important goals in all research work - from individual radio access to the integration of multiple networks.



Overall Coordinator

Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH & Co. KG, München


  • Advancing Individual Networks (AIN) GmbH, Dresden
  • Airbus Secure Land Communications GmbH, Ulm
  • blackned GmbH, Heimertingen
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen
  • Cadami GmbH, München
  • Ericsson GmbH, Herzogenrath
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin
  • Fraunhofer IPT, Aachen
  • Fraunhofer AISEC, München
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
  • Meshmerize GmbH, Dresden
  • Mimetik UG, Dresden
  • Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
  • Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
  • Siemens AG, München
  • Smart Mobile Labs AG, München
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Technische Universität Dortmund
  • Technische Universität Dresden
  • Technische Universität Hamburg
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
  • Technische Universität München
  • Universität Bremen
  • Vodafone Group Services GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • Wandelbots GmbH, Dresden


Dr. Marco Hoffmann
Senior Research Project Manager

Mobile: +49 152 09054106
E-mail: Marco.Hoffmann (at) nokia.com

Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH & Co. KG
Werinherstr. 91, 81541 München
Sitz der Gesellschaft: München / Registered office: Munich
Registergericht: München / Commercial registry: Munich, HRA 88537
WEEE-Reg.-Nr.: DE 52984304


Dr. Marco Hoffmann
Senior Research Project Manager

Mobile: +49 152 09054106
E-mail: Marco.Hoffmann (at) nokia.com

Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH & Co. KG
Werinherstr. 91, 81541 München
Sitz der Gesellschaft: München / Registered office: Munich
Registergericht: München / Commercial registry: Munich, HRA 88537
WEEE-Reg.-Nr.: DE 52984304
Persönlich haftende Gesellschafterin / General Partner: Nokia Solutions and Networks Management GmbH
Geschäftsleitung / Board of Directors: Eleftherios Papadopoulos, Ralf Niederberger
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats / Chairman of supervisory board: Hans-Jürgen Bill
Sitz der Gesellschaft: München / Registered office: Munich
Registergericht: München / Commercial registry: Munich, HRB 163416

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