Institut Mines-Telecom, leader in 5G technology and the networks of the future

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Institut Mines-Telecom is co-leading the “5G and Networks of the Future” priority research equipment and program (PEPR) alongside CEA and CNRS.

Institut Mines-Telecom has expertise in research and innovation in networks, including 5G-6G networks, covering the entire value chain of future networks: radio, communication networks, network and telecom communication architectures and protocols, networks applied to vertical domains such as healthcare, automobiles, and the environment, the Internet of Things, information theory, signal processing, cloud computing, data spaces, usage and regulations, making it a major player in this field.

Institut Mines-Telecom, a major player in the field

Along with Ouest Valorisation (technology transfer acceleration company), it was awarded and steers the FRAMExG consortium as part of the “maturation-prematuration” call for projects. In 2021, it became a partner in the PIA4 Beyond 5G project and several other research and innovation projects to help build future networks.

As part of the “France 2030” investment program, the “5G and future telecom network technologies” acceleration strategy includes an R&D component aimed at supporting cutting-edge research into future networks. This component funds a number of initiatives, including the PEPR entitled “5G and the Networks of the Future,” which the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (DGRI) and the General Secretariat for Investment (SGPI) have awarded to Institut Mines-Telecom, the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) to manage. The three organizations will invest in research while taking a holistic view of the technical, environmental and social aspects. This €65 million program aims to bring France to the forefront of the disruptive communications technologies, systems and services that will be key in the future.

This work will also serve as a basis for the next phase of the digital transition

The aim is to boost French scientific research in collaboration with all research players, to continue to develop a new generation of higher-performing, less polluting and more energy-efficient communication networks. This work will also lay the foundations for the next phase of the digital transition, working directly with all sectors of activity, including healthcare, energy, transport and manufacturing, to implement new solutions, especially those that are multi-sector and generate considerable value.

We are at the dawn of a new paradigm shift in digital solutions, and mastering them is a key issue of digital sovereignty.