Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) – 2nd Newsletter

January 9, 2024

The European Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) is a Public-Private Partnership that aims to facilitate and develop industrial leadership in Europe in 5G and 6G networks and services. The SNS JU funds projects that shape a solid research and innovation (R&I) roadmap and deployment agenda by engaging a critical mass of European stakeholders and facilitating international cooperation on various 6G initiatives.


The SNS JU has two main missions:

1 - Fostering Europe’s technology sovereignty in 6G by implementing the related research and innovation (R&I) programme leading to the conception and standardisation around 2025. It encourages preparation for early market adoption of 6G technologies by the end of the decade. Mobilising a broad set of stakeholders is key to address strategic areas of the networks and services value chain. This ranges from edge- and cloud-based service provisioning to market opportunities in new components and devices beyond smartphones.

2 - Boosting 5G deployment in Europe in view of developing digital lead markets and enabling the digital and green transition of the economy and society. For this objective, the SNS JU coordinates strategic guidance for the relevant programmes under the Connecting Europe Facility, in particular 5G Corridors. It also contributes to the coordination of national programmes, including under the Recovery and Resilience Facility and other European programmes and facilities such as Digital Europe Programme (DEP) and InvestEU.


The second issue of the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) newsletter has been published!


Read it here and learn how Networld Europe has helped the EU Commission write the next ICT work programme. Networld Europe, an ICT technology platform in Europe, outlines 6G research and innovation priorities. Also, read about the first IAFA event “Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) to strengthen knowledge exchange with the SNS community and collaboration”. The DIH aims to facilitate the digitalisation of European industry in the context of the Digital Europe Programme. Furthermore, check out all the past and upcoming events regarding Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) and more!