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 and special workshops . 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. "Ready ‘n’ Go - 5G trials and testbeds" will bethe highlight of our next WWRF meeting, WWRF39 in Castelldefels on 18-20 October 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. Nigel Jefferies at Future ICT Summit
WWRF at Future ICT Summit
At the 2017 Future ICT Summit – Smart and Safe 5G organized by the Future Forum in Beijing, China, last week, the WWRF chair Dr Nigel Jefferies gave a keynote presentation on the status of 5G trials and testbeds in the Europe and elsewhere. The Summit brought together more than 400 attendees, including representatives from governments, operators, industry partners, research institutes, and universities. At the event, Future Forum and WWRF announced the co-publication of five white papers covering a wide range of aspects of 5G networks, including network slicing, Release 16 5G, big data in 5G networks, 5G for fixed broadband access, and the use of higher frequencies for 5G.
WWRF invited for Panel at IEEE VTC Conference
Theme: ‘5G: A critical technological enabler for future vertical markets’
The idea of the panel was to discuss the importance of 5G for the vertical market; how 5G can be used to support different vertical markets, and which technologies and other qualities in 5G allow it to be customizable for different verticals.
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New Fellow Dr Fiona Williams
We are very pleased to announce that the new WWRF Fellow appointed is Dr. Fiona Williams. Dr. Williams is Research Director with Ericsson, based in Aachen, Germany. Long-standing members of WWRF will remember that she was our first Treasurer, and did a lot of work to establish WWRF on a sound footing. She has also a strong history of establishing and leading collaborative programmes and projects across Europe. She made her Fellow’s Address at our 39th meeting in Castelldefels, Spain on 18th October, where she talked about upcoming 5G trials focusing on smart energy use cases.
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. >>>
WWRF Achievements in 5G
Starting in 2012 the Wireless World Research Forum is very active in bringing together all stakeholder groups to identify the work that needs to be done in order to make the 5G vision a reality. Read more about the achievements here >>>
WWRF Hosts Workshop on ‘Beyond 5G’ at IEEE VTC Conference
The workshop with the theme “From 4G to Beyond 5G (B5G) Systems: Expectations, Realities and Disruptions attracted over 60 people. The conference organizers informed WWRF that they received excellent feedback about the Workshop.
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