About the 6G-IA

The 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA) is the voice of European Industry and Research for next generation networks and services. Its primary objective is to contribute to Europe’s leadership on 5G, 5G evolution and SNS/6G research.

The 6G-IA represents the private side in both the 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) and the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU). In the 5G-PPP and SNS JU, the European Commission represents the public side.

The 6G-IA brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals, SMEs and ICT associations.

The 6G-IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation.

6G-IA Governance

6G-IA Governing Board

The Governing Board of the 6G-IA is composed of 16 Members, elected by and from the 6G-IA membership, who, in turn, elect the Chairperson of the Association.

6G-IA Office

Executive Director
Dr. Alexandros Kaloxylos

Head of Office
Alessandro Bedeschi

Senior Researcher / Project Manager
Kostas Trichias


Senior External Consultant
Bernard Barani

Senior Consultant
Werner Mohr

Senior Consultant
Pierre-yves Danet


Address of the 6G-IA Office:    Boulevard Saint-Michel, 47 – 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.