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.
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.
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 and NGMN cooperate in the NGMN’s Industry Conference, Vancouver, on 7-8 November 2018
Join us in a pre-conference session on highly relevant and challenging topics led and organized by WWRF on Communication Systems beyond 5G. A stream of presentations addressing latest research beyond 5G like terahertz- and molecular communication. Featured Speakers : Victor Leung (Professor at University of British Columbia),Matti Latva-aho, (Director for 6Genesis),Javan Erfanian (DMTS, Bell Canada),Ashutosh Dutta (Co-Chair of IEEE 5G Initiatve).
As a WWRF member you are entitled to use a 20% discount, for the whole NGMN event. Just include the code ”Coop20” in the relevant field when you register at https://ice2018.ngmn.org/registration/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the full announcement here >>>
We mourn Professor Michael Walker
It is with great regret that we have to pass on the information that one of our WWRF Fellows, Professor Michael Walker, died after a long illness a few days ago. Prof. Walker was well known to many of us, in his role as Head of R&D at Vodafone Group, or through his many other roles in academia, standards and professional organizations. He was a strong supporter of WWRF and will be greatly missed by all of us.