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WWRF Meeting 44

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WWRF Meeting 44

Due to the current corona situation WWRF decided to postpone the 44th meeting to 29 June - 1 July. Meeting place and organisation are not affected. The theme of the meeting is "The Road Ahead to Ubiquitous 5G"

Meeting Webpage




29. Jun 2020 - 01. Jul 2020 , Copenhagen, Denmark




28. Sep 2020 - 30. Sep 2020 , Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia

Who we are

The Wireless World Research Forum is the place where the global wireless research community meets to explore and develop the research challenges that confront us as we look beyond current 5G deployments.

On the newly launched WWRF website, you can find out more about our current, future and past activities. This includes important information on upcoming events and special workshops. The ongoing effort to roll out 5G technologies, and the ongoing debate on how to meet the requirements of the various vertical industries that will make use of 5G are also being studied, with WWRF members closely involved in all these discussions, and publications such as our Outlook series are a good guide to them. But the mission of WWRF is to look beyond current technology and businesses to identify the key research trends that will impact our world in the next 5-10 years.


With over 50 members from across 4 continents, WWRF brings together a wide range of industry and academic players, and has a particular focus on the contribution of newly emerging market sectors and developing regions.

As an example, the VIP programme of working groups focuses on vertical industry requirements, including business models, connected vehicles, ehealth, rail networks and the water industry, while new technical working groups have been set up to address key technology questions, such as the use of higher frequencies above 5GHz and the impact of AI technologies on communication networks. Lots of results and information from our most recent events are available, and, of course, the website also contains all the required information for prospective members, including application forms and details of membership fees and benefits.

February 5-6, 2020

7th WWRF Huddle

Hosted by the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) in partnership with Broadband India Forum (BIF), ITU-APT Foundation of India and Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), the 7th 5G Huddle is being held in New Delhi,. It was a two day event, February 5 and 6, 2020.

Notes Webpage

Can 5G keep its promise?

Article from Simon Fletcher in the 5G, Real Wireless blog

This year’s World Wireless Research Forum (WWRF) in Japan considered the outer reaches of the possible as it sought to chart a 10-year roadmap beyond 5G.

Whole blog entry

WWRF Session at BIT Sindri

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WWRF published White Paper "Connected Vehicles"

This white paper provides insights into the state-of-the-art regarding 3GPP C-V2X as well as security of ETSI ITS, IEEE DSRC WAVE, 3GPP C-V2X and privacy issues.

White Paper

New Book published ICT in Developing Countries: Next Generation ICT Technologies

The book discusses the potentials of the new technologies for developing countries and the need for market interventions that will facilitate the demand and supply side of the market.

WWRF Books

Working Group A

User Needs & Requirements; Services, and Devices, in a Wireless Worlds


Working Group C

Communication architectures and technologies


Working Group D

Radio Communication Technologies


Working Group

AI for Wireless Communications


Working Group

High Frequency


Vertical Industry Platform

E/M-Health and Wearables


Vertical Industry Platform

Connected Vehicles


Vertical Industry Platform

End to End Network Slicing

VIP E-to-E

Vertical Industry Platform

Track-to-Train communications

VIP T-to-T

Vertical Industry Platform

Future Business Models


We are very active!

We have our own publication programme of white papers (WWRF Outlook) and meeting proceedings (WWRF Library). In addition, we publish a series of books with Wiley, and the best papers from each meeting are the highlight of a special issue of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine.

Books Outlooks IEEE Journals