Samsung, Qualcomm help launch 6G research center at University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is launching a 6G research center with the support of major wireless industry players, including AT&T, Samsung and Qualcomm.

Nvidia and InterDigital also are among the five founding affiliates.

Advanced sensing, location, machine learning capabilities and use of terahertz spectrum are a few of the key aspects the research center is focused on for 6G.

Tower company Crown Castle is involved as an affiliate, alongside Intel, Honda, Nextnav (a company developing location and timing technology including high-precision altitude), Western Digital, and industrial automation and test and measurement solutions provider Yokogawa…

The handful of founding companies have each agreed to fund at least two research projects at the center, called 6G@UT, for three years. In addition to funding, they’ll also contribute expertise, working with UT researchers, faculty and students to develop foundational technologies for 6G.