Abbey Alidoosti, member of the UKI-FNI (UK-India Future Networks Initiative) Technical Advisory Board

We are delighted to announce that AWTG’s CEO, Abbey Alidoosti, is a member of the UKI-FNI (UK-India Future Networks Initiative) Technical Advisory Board. 

Abbey Alidoosti said: this collaboration between two countries brings many benefits and outstanding innovation with a joined-up road map on 5G and 6G in 2030+. Both countries are pioneers in technologies and innovation. 2021 vision is to create more innovation, focused on 5G Open RAN.

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, met virtually on 4 May 2021. In a joint statement linked to the UK-India Roadmap for 2030 leaders emphasised their shared commitment to an enhanced partnership in science, education, research, and innovation and welcomed the signing of the new UK-India MoU on Telecommunications/ICT and the Joint Declaration of Intent on Digital and Technology. This MoU underlined the importance of India to the UK in the ICT sector and future network research.

The initiative has already started with its 2 projects: 1) The first UKI-FNI project is the £1.4 million project, led will explore innovations in the supply chain for hardware and software systems that provide access, connectivity, and services for future digital networks. Furthermore, it will also develop and research strategy for the future of 5G and 6G. 2) The second is the £180,000 grant to the Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult to explore opportunities for further UK-India collaboration on the needs of future telecoms networks.