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Already we are at the beginning of a new year, and as always it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve achieved last year. I hope you have had the chance to attend one of our events this year, such as the very successful 5G Huddle in Copenhagen, or caught up on our new Outlook publications. One very important change that was agreed by the Steering Board this year was to establish a new set of Vertical Industry Platforms to enable these industries to take a full role in the development of 5G. These start with VIPs looking at the Connected Car and eHealth, and this year we will extend this to cover manufacturing industry, rural issues, water and rail transport. Meanwhile new technical working groups on network slicing and high-frequency channel modelling are being put together by enthusiastic participants.

I wanted to let you know that the 2016 5G Huddle will take place on 26-27 April in London. More details will be provided soon, but main themes will include the fallout from WRC, more about the vertical industries, and the opportunity to see some 5G technologies in action.

It only remains for me to thank you for your participation and support in WWRF last year, and to wish you a successful 2016

 

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