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Project Title: REASON

Total Investment: £11 million

Funded Period: Mar 2023 - Feb 2025

CSconnected is proud to support the REASON project.

Project summary:

Realising Enabling Architectures and Solutions for Open Networks (REASON) is a project that brings together an ecosystem representing the entire telecommunication R&D supply chain, including three major mobile network equipment vendors, with a mission to innovate, develop, and industrialise technologies and solutions for future 6G telecommunication networks.

REASON will develop a roadmap for open 6G network architectures, which will set the framework for new developments across the entire technology stack. The project will provide novel solutions to effectively integrate multi-technology access networks and to advance their performance in line with the emerging 6G key performance indicators. New concepts will be proposed to support unprecedented network densification. Smart technologies will be developed that aim to use multi-technology access networks to extract sensing information and support 6G use cases.

In addition, advanced solutions for network-edge and network-wide automation will be developed leveraging state-of-the art Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. REASON will provide end-to-end service optimisation through cognitive orchestration tools to enable edge-to-edge and domain-domain functionalities for a wide range of use cases.

All the required interfaces and protocols will be defined to assure interoperability of solutions. Sustainability and security by design are underpinning fundamental themes that run through all architectural blocks.


  • University of Bristol
  • University of Strathclyde
  • King’s College London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Southampton
  • Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC)
  • Digital Catapult
  • BT Group
  • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Ericsson
  • Nokia
  • Samsung
  • Parallel Wireless Limited
  • Thales UK
  • Weaver Labs Limited
  • Real Wireless Limited

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