Welcome to the Real Real-Time


The 6G-ANNA project explores the potential of the sixth generation of wireless networks. 6G is the key technology that offers people the opportunity to unlock new interaction possibilities in both the physical and virtual worlds. With an expected market launch of 6G around 2030, the development of powerful, reliable, and sustainable 6G systems today is essential.

Only through this a connected world can be created where interaction between “everything and everything” is possible. In the 6G-ANNA research project (“6G-Access, Network of Networks, Automation & Simplification”), we focus on optimizing the connectivity of a 6G network. The technology areas of 6G access, network of networks, as well as automation and simplification form the framework of our research and development.
Our goal is to develop a holistic concept for the sixth generation of wireless networks, encompassing a closed end-to-end architecture. With this, we aim to reform the interaction between humans, technologies, and the environment. We pay special attention to the investigation of 6G as a “network of networks,” where we flexibly connect heterogeneous devices and different closed networks. At the same time, we aim for an overall reduction in energy consumption and enhance flexibility, security, and resilience without compromising performance.
Within the 6G-ANNA project, SML takes on various tasks to drive the development of the sixth generation of wireless networks. These tasks include researching the network of networks and developing proof of concepts. Our focus lies on implementing sub-networks, extended reality (XR), and real-time digital twinning. We aim to demonstrate how these technologies can be practically applied and the potential they offer. Additionally, we actively contribute to the development of the security concept to ensure network integrity.

Our Partners:

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