At Work: Sensing-Enabled 6G Mobile Networks

At Work: Sensing-Enabled 6G Mobile Networks

At Work: Sensing-Enabled 6G Mobile Networks

February 25, 2024 / MWC24 / Posted By: InterDigital Comms

InterDigital innovation in wireless, video, and AI helps empower new network capabilities and seamless connected experiences both today, and for our future. At Mobile World Congress 2024, we’ll be sharing a snapshot of our expertise, spotlighting our innovations shaping 5G Advanced and equipping 6G with the potential for network integration of sensing data, state-of-the-art streaming solutions that deliver the highest quality HDR content while mitigating energy impact, and partnerships and advancements in video codecs that enhance immersive streaming experiences with new sensations.

Join us at Hall 7 Stand 7B31 to experience how InterDigital innovation empowers connected experiences in all facets of our lives. Peering through the lens of InterDigital innovation impact at work, at rest, and at play, read on to learn how the sensing in 6G research of InterDigital’s Wireless Lab can unlock incredible new potential for connected factories, remote operations, and various enterprise use cases.

InterDigital Innovation: Sensing-Enabled 6G Mobile Networks

At MWC, InterDigital will demonstrate sensing-enabled 6G mobile networks through a connected factory environment. Using InterDigital’s sensing and communication technology to retrieve and send real-time information from network and device sensors, we will showcase how our contributions to this foundational 6G feature can unlock new potential for consumers and enterprise.

Specifically, we display how a connected factory can leverage InterDigital’s sensing technologies to integrate communications between various sensors on a connected device and throughout the factory to remotely detect objects and seamlessly navigate an autonomous vehicle around obstacles.


Featured Technology and Innovation


Identified as an early 6G building block within the ITU-R’s 2030 vision, integrated sensing and communication (ISAC) equips mobile networks with a new ability to sense, process, and provide information about objects in proximity to mobile devices and base stations to applications and service providers to enhance the end user experience.

InterDigital is a long-time contributor to video and wireless standards, including 3GPP and pre-standards bodies like ETSI and ATIS that advance next generation wireless capabilities for 5G Advanced and 6G. In addition to innovating with this new technology and exploring different applications, InterDigital has a critical role in shaping how this new technology is

understood and standardized. InterDigital’s Head of Wireless Labs Europe Alain Mourad was elected Chair of ETSI’s inaugural industry specification group (ISG) on ISAC to establish the technical foundation for the development of ISAC technology and its standardization in 6G. This important group will define a prioritized set of 6G use cases and sensing types and develop an evaluation roadmap focused on advanced 6G use cases and sensing types.

Why This Matters


Our MWC demonstration spotlights InterDigital’s pioneering exploration of ISAC use cases for the core network, and we are proud to be amongst the first to showcase a mobile network offering the ability to not only collect sensing data from a variety of sensors but also produce results from it.

Equipping base stations and user devices with sensing capabilities is a big deal, because it enables radio signals to detect and make sense of the environment around it, regardless of whether the device or object is connected. The integrated communication between device and network sensors can empower applications and end users to utilize sensing results to better

understand or navigate physical connected environments. This early 6G technology has significant potential and exciting applications for consumers and enterprise alike. ISAC can help deliver more realistic immersive media experiences for consumers by making the user device capable of sensing the environment it to enable new services like gesture and activity recognition, or environment reconstruction to add depth to a digital twin, while in an enterprise context, ISAC can be applied to scenarios like environmental or health monitoring, intruder detection, remote operations and autonomous vehicles, and much more.

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