Joint Statement Endorsing Principles for 6G: Secure, Open, and Resilient by Design

On February 26, the Governments of the United States, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom released a statement endorsing principles for sixth generation wireless communication (6G).

In releasing the shared principles for the research and development of 6G, the governments acknowledged that by working together they can support open, free, global, interoperable, reliable, resilient, and secure connectivity.

As part of the principles for 6G, the governments also recognized the importance of “Cooperation to Enable Open and Interoperable Innovation,” including:     

  • 6G technologies that use technical standards in line with principles laid down under the Global Industry-led and Inclusive Standard Setting & International Collaborations principle and interfaces to enable seamless interoperability between products from different suppliers, including software and hardware.
  • 6G technologies that recognize the importance of international cooperation in promoting open, secure, resilient, inclusive, interoperable networks, such as Open Radio Access Networks, and safe, resilient, inclusive, and sustainable 6G ecosystem.     
  • 6G technologies that benefit from joint research, development and testing, and which leverage innovative technologies such as virtualization, software-defined networking, artificial intelligence.  

The full statement can be found here.