6G-PATH project


Pioneering the next frontier with pilots and trials across Europe

The kick-off Meeting of the 6G-PATH project (‘6G Pilots and Trials Through Europe’) took place on January 30-31, 2024, assembling the consortium partners at OTE Headquarters, in Athens. This 36-month 6G Project is co-funded by SNS JU (Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking) and the EU. The project started on 1 January 2024.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ioannis Chochliouros, Head of the Fixed Network R&D Programs Section, on behalf of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), the project’s Project Coordinator.

The meeting set the stage for the ambitious objectives of the 6G-PATH project, which intends to take a prominent role in the development and integration of new and improved tools and products from EU companies with advanced 5G and 6G tools, services and technologies, with a strong focus on four specific application domains: Health, Education, Smart Cities and Smart Farming. It will involve Telecommunications and Cloud Service Providers, large industrial partners, many European SMEs, and several Universities and Research Institutes.

About 6G-PATH


The 6G-PATH goal is to help foster the further development and integration of new and improved tools and products from EU companies with 5G/6G while measuring relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) and key value items (KVIs). To achieve this,

  • 7 Beyond 5G/6G testbeds will be part of the project consortium, which will be used by 10 use cases spread across 4 key verticals: Health, Education, Smart Cities and Farming.
  • A portion of the budget will be used for Financial Support for Third Parties (FSTP), with plans to integrate 2 new Pilot Sites, 10 extensions of the testbeds with additional technologies, and 30 new use cases through Open Calls to involve the community further and obtain more metrics and outcomes.


A total of 7 specific objectives have been set for the project:

  1. Setup the 6G-PATH experiment and validation infrastructure and evolve it into B5G/6G experimental infrastructures and pre-normative testbeds.
  2. Deliver and refine a transversal integration and experimentation platform.
  3. Expand the user community and implement large-scale field trials with internal and external experiments through Open Calls.
  4. Collect and refine requirements stemming from Stream B and verticals.
  5. Devise leading-edge business models towards the commercialisation and exploitation of 6G-PATH use cases and technologies.
  6. Disseminate and communicate results to a broad community of stakeholders while ensuring impact on standardisation efforts.

Create repositories for open knowledge transfer and supporting the subsequent phases of the Smart Networks and Services (SNS) programme.

Verticals & Use Cases

Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 6G-PATH

HPE is participating in the definition of 6G-PATH’s mobile network architectural requirements, with a focus on core networking aspects. In addition, HPE is providing 6G-PATH with its commercial mobile core network to support the project’s piloting activities and vertical experiments. Further, HPE is contributing to 6G-PATH’s dissemination, communication, and standardisation activities.