Welcome to the WWRF web site!
The WWRF website is the place to find out more about our current, future and past activities. This includes important information on upcoming events such as our special workshops at IEEE Healthcom and IEEE VTC Fall. Globally there is a rush of activity in development and experimentation with 5G technologies, and an ongoing debate as to how to meet the requirements of the various vertical industries that will make use of 5G. WWRF members are closely involved in all these discussions, and publications such as our Outlook series are a good guide to them.
In addition to the VIP programme of working groups focused on vertical industry requirements, new working groups are being set up to address key technology questions, such as the use of higher frequencies above 5GHz and the application of network slicing to 5G networks. 5G - Enabling the connected society will bethe highlight of our next WWRF meeting, WWRF38 in Hsinchu, Taiwan on 28-30 March 17, which would be a great place to introduce your organization to WWRF if you are not already a member. Of course, the website also contains all the required information for prospective members, including form and details of membership fees and benefits.
Dr Hyeon Woo Lee
New Fellow Dr Hyeon Woo Lee
We are very pleased to announce that the new WWRF Fellow appointed is Dr Hyeon Woo Lee. Dr Lee is currently a Professor at Dankook University in Korea and serves as chair of the 5G Forum Global Strategy Committee. He previously worked as a National R&D Programme Director of KEIT (Korean Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology) under the Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy and was Director and Head of Samsung’s Global Standards & Research Lab. There he carried out pioneering developments in wireless and wireline telecommunication systems. He has been a key player in national and international standardization work through ETSI, ARIB, TTA, 3GPP, 3GPP2 and the ITU. He has been a longstanding supporter of WWRF, and we are particularly grateful for his work to bring WWRF together with the 5G Forum.
Another new Outlook published!
The Outlook with the title "Millennial Users in a 5G Context" paper presents a picture of the Millennial generation and discussions of their requirements to the upcoming 5G networks. The paper looks at the Millennial generation at a general level (through literature) and presents empirical work with focus groups run to discuss specific 5G network issues.
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WWRF 5G Huddle 5G Huddle examined fundamental changes!
More than 200 experts met in Ottawa to lay the groundwork for widespread adoption of 5G technologies, in Canada and globally, from 2020. Technologists, researchers and executives got together at the 4th WWRF 5G Huddle on May 31 and June 1st. Read more >>>
MIMO techniques have become very popular in modern wireless communication systems. It is however very difficult to measure and model MIMO channels with multiple transmitting and receiving antennas, due to many technical limitations and challenges such as accurate antenna synchronization, super-fast data measurement and storage, and parallel data processing. >>>
New Outlook published
The WWRF working group e/m-Health and Wearables Vertical Industries Platform (VIP) published a new white paper with the title "A New Generation of e-Health Systems Powered by 5G".
The white paper has as its scope the requirements of providing effective healthcare using 5G technology.
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