6G – Enabling a Cyber-Physical Continuum

NextG Distinguished Seminar Series
Dec 12, 2023, 10:00 am11:00 am



Event Description


Over the coming years societies and businesses will go through major transformations such as electrification, green revolution, and efficiency through automation.  High performance 5G networks in an open architecture with open interfaces and open APIs are the foundation for digitalization and change.

While 5G continues to evolve we should stretch this further with 6G.  Our vision for 6G is built on the desire to create a seamless reality where the digital and physical worlds as we know them today have merged. 6G will make it possible to move freely in the cyber-physical continuum, between the connected physical world of senses, actions and experiences, and its programmable digital representation.

The basis is a highly dynamic and performant network delivering Limitless Connectivity for all applications, allowing anyone and anything to connect truly anywhere and at any time. Cognitive Networks will operate with full autonomy capable of continuous self-learning at scale. A Network Compute Fabric evolves beyond edge computing to fuse connectivity and computing capabilities.  A secure, resilient, and privacy-preserving, i.e., a Trustworthy System and network platform is a cornerstone in supporting the most demanding society, mission and business critical use cases with proven performance, under harsh conditions, in a verifiable way.


Dr. Magnus Frodigh is Vice President and Head of Ericsson Research.  In this role he leads Ericsson’s long-term technology research organization, its close collaboration with academia and industry, and its contributions to the Ericsson business and product development.

He holds a Master of Science degree from Linköping University of Technology, Sweden, and a Ph.D. in Radio Communication Systems from the Royal Institute of Technology, where he is also adjunct Professor in Wireless Infrastructures. He is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)

Frodigh joined Ericsson in 1994 and has over the past three decades held various key senior positions within Research & Development and Product Management, throughout the generations of mobile technology, from 2G all the way to current research on 6G technologies. He holds 29 patents.