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Whether you are a member or not, you can find a large amount of information on the work of the Forum here. The Wireless World Research Forum is the place where the global wireless research community meets to set the future research agenda.


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We have recently published our first book ‘The African Mobile Story’ with River Publishers, our new publishing partner. Here you can find more information about the book, for members it is available as an ebook for download in the members area of this web page. Following on from our successful meeting in Santa Clara, we are now preparing for the second WWRF 5G Huddle in Copenhagen in October, where nearly 200 key figures( do you mean people ) in the development of 5G will give discuss the current status of 5G in Europe and globally.

We will also be launching new working groups to develop key applications for 5G technology in specific vertical markets such as the automotive and health industries.

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Upcoming Events

11.05.2016 - 13.05.2016 36th Meeting of WWRF in Beijing, China
26.09.2016 - 30.09.2016 37th Meeting of WWRF, Kassel, Germany

Memorandum signed with 5GMF

Nigel Jefferies, WWRF Chair was pleased to announce that WWRF has signed a memorandum of understanding with the 5G Mobile Communications Forum (5GMF) of Japan (http://5gmf.jp/en/). 5GMF was recently formed to work on defining requirements for 5G networks and is already producing influential material for the debate on next-generation mobile networks. WWRF next task will be to identify specific areas for joint working with 5GMF, which will form the annex to this agreement. Read more in the press release >>>

WWRF at IEEE 5G Summit in Toronto

WWRF’s VIP (Vertical Industries Platform) programme was profiled by Shalini Periyalwar of Carleton University, a WWRF member, in a panel discussion titled "The Journey to 5G Market, Standardization and Adoption” at the IEEE 5G Summit held in Toronto on Nov 14, 2015 on University of Toronto Campus. The event was well attended with representation from Canadian telecom stakeholders: operators, industry and academia.  The presentation was particularly well received with interest about academic membership and operator interest in collaboration between WWRF and NGMN towards developing the recommendations to ITU regarding 5G. 



WWRF was recently invited by Connect-World to write an article for their publication. It is now published

in Connect-World: Europe II (2015) and is free to read on their website at:


The new WWRF Working Group VIA

The first meeting of the new working group on applications of 5G to the automotive industry took place as part of the WWRF35 meeting. The aim of the working group is to develop a white paper that will be published and form input to the emerging 5G standards process in ITU, 3GPP and elsewhere. A number of key players from the automotive and transport industries have been approached to join our work. It is the first of a number of working groups that will feature different aspects of the vertical industries that will be engaged in forming the Internet of Things.


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