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 now a huge effort to develop 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. But WWRF is looking beyond 5G to identify the key research trends that will impact our world in the next 5-10 years.

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Join WWRF as a member

The VIP programme of working groups focuses on vertical industry requirements, including connected vehicles, ehealth, rail networks and the water industry, while new technical working groups are being set up to address key technology questions, such as the use of higher frequencies above 5GHz, the future development of network slicing and the impact of AI technologies on communication networks. Lots of results and information from our most recent events, held in Durban, South Africa in May, 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.

Upcoming Events

Related Events

08.01.2019 - 11.01.2019 HICSS

New Fellow: Bernard Barani

New Fellow: Colin Langtry

New Fellows appointed

At WWRF’s 41st meeting in Herning, Denmark, two new Fellows were appointed, Colin Langtry (formerly of ITU-R) and Bernard Barani (European Commission). They join our College of Fellows who advise WWRF on our work. Each gave a presentation on the current state of the wireless world, covering the standardization of IMT-2020 and the support by the European Commission for new research programmes respectively.  The meeting continues until Thursday, and presentations from the event are available to participants and members at https://www.wwrf41.ch/

WWRF session at the NGMN’s Industry Conference, Vancouver, on 7-8 November 2018

The NGMN IC&E event (7-8 November) at Vancouver was very well attended with about 400 attendees and many large sponsorships. The WWRF session was the first opening session on the 1st day of the conference and the room was packed. After the session WWRF had many interesting interactions during he coffee breaks, reception and the banquet dinner. In addition WWRF had a booth in the exhibition togehter with about 50 exhibitors.

Please find the presentations of the WWRF session here

WWRF launched a new Working Group

The vision of the new working group WG AI - AI for Wireless Communications is to develop a white paper on Wireless Intelligence. The white paperwill outline the expectations of the industry and the market on WI and the industry commitments to shape, evolve and optimize its mobile broadband products portfolio at the right level to face the upcoming challenges on network design and management.>>>

 

Will IP support the networks of the future?

or do we need something better or different?
This issue was discussed at the Network of the Future conference held at King’s College London. Read more here >>>

WWRF to publish White Paper on Wireless Intelligence

The white paper, part of the Outlook series,  will outline the expectations of the industry and the market on WI and the industry commitments to shape, evolve and optimize its mobile broadband products portfolio at the right level to face the upcoming challenges on network design and management. Contact: Miquel Payaro miquel.payaro@cttc.es

Read the full announcement here >>>

New VIP WG on future business models supported by 5G

The VIP WG focuses on research that looks five to ten years ahead on Business Models (BM´s)  supported and enabled by 5G and Beyond wireless technologies in order to meet the requirements of future Business Model Ecosystems (BMES). >>>

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