AI@EDGE has contributed to the “Beyond 5G/6G KPIs and Target Values. A white paper from the Test, Measurement and KPIs Validation Working Group” (June 2022). The main objective of this document is to present the current view of the available B5G and 6G KPIs from 5G PPP phase III projects with a focus on projects of the ICT-52 call. This view includes mapping to KPIs previously defined for 5G and evaluating how they might evolve to fit the B5G and 6G visions. We are at the start of the 6G research era, where visionaries and researchers are interplaying to define a vision for 6G. To ensure the direction of innovations towards realizing 6G, it is critical that KPIs are defined at an early stage to help steer the process. At this stage, this white paper contributes to collecting KPIs from active research projects based on work on new features and use cases.
The white paper is intended to be updated and re-published every year to track the B5G and 6G KPIs evolutions. The evolutions will occur as projects, use cases and functionalities mature. KPI definitions from new B5G and 6G projects from projects participating in the 6G SNS R&I Work Programme will be considered when available (2023). Future versions of this report will also integrate more information on KPIs’ target values and the definition of a methodology for how to measure them.