Welcome to the Wireless World Research Forum

WWRF Meeting 44

WWRF Meeting 44

29 June - 1 July.

Presentations of the meeting available for members.

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A few thoughts from our chairman

Hello, everyone, as chairman of the Wireless World Research Forum, it’s my great pleasure to say a few words on the occasion of World Telecommunications and Information Society Day.





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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 Vertical Industry Platform (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

The Wireless World of 100 years ago.

We are very grateful to Mrs Rosalie Morton of Victoria, Australia, who sent us a hundred-year old copy of ‘Wireless World’ from the collection of her late husband. This of course shows that WWRF has a venerable concept in its title, and it’s an intriguing look back to an era when the whole concept of radio was fresh and exciting. The lead article reflects on the role of radio in the recently concluded First World War, while there is stop-press news about the role of ‘wireless telegraphy’ in supporting the first trans-atlantic flights. The magazine will be added to the WWRF archive.


What can 5G do for India

While WWRF is developing the concepts, business drivers and technologies for networks beyond 5G, Bharat Bhatia, one of our Steering Board members and president if the ITU-APT Foundation of India, takes a look at what 5G can already do for Indian customers (https://www.communicationstoday.co.in/services/potential-of-5g-for-indias-industrial-growth/). He picks out the possibility of 5G kicking off the Fourth Industrial Revolution as an opportunity for India and other developing economies to transform their industry. This is a topic we’ll be focusing on at our 44th WWRF meeting being held in June and July (www.wwrf.ch/wwrf44.html)


New Outlook "Network Slicing"

Network Slicing (NS) is a holy grail for future of networking, and is poised to transform the Internet and the services eco-system. This WWRF Outlook endeavours to capture the broad landscape of network slicing from basic concept to potential business and economic models. And, in-between, it describes how slices are configured in the radio access network (RAN), the core network (CN) and the transport network (TN). Since new advancements and new generations of wireless tend to overlook the requirements of the developing world (with close to over 3.5B people) who have yet to experience the value of the Internet, this Outlook dedicates a detailed section on the role of network slicing to bridge the digital divide as we usher a new era of 5G and B5G technologies for social impact.


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

International Symposium on 5G and Beyond for Rural Upliftment

Last February, a team from WWRF visited India to lead the 5G Huddle in Delhi and then traveled on to Dhanbad and Sindri in the state of Dhanbad situated in the east of India, to take part in the International Symposium on 5G and Beyond for Rural Upliftment, hosted jointly by BIT Sindri and IIT (ISM) Dhanbad.  Here, Dr Nigel Jefferies gave a keynote address, and the WWRF Connected Vehicle working group organized a Special Session on Wireless Communications for Connected Vehicles.

Six speakers, from the US, India, and Europe, gave a compelling overview of current research in this area, led by the Chairman of the Working Group on Connected Vehicles, Prof. Seshadri Mohan of UA Little Rock, USA. Seshadri Mohan opened the session with his talk on the evolution of connected vehicles by addressing the roles that standards, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, as well as 5G networks, play in the field of connected vehicles.


Next, Subhas Mandal, Chief Architect of 5G at Wipro limited, addressed the issue of intelligent traffic management which is closely tied to the theme of connected vehicles. Next, Sayon Karmakar, who formerly conducted his research internship at UA Little Rock, presented his internship work an IOT based system for detection of drowsiness of drivers. After the coffee break,  Dr. Ashok Chandra, formerly Wireless Advisor to the Government of India, addressed spectrum issues related to connected vehicles in his talk. Dr.Bhavani Shankar, Research Scientist, University of Luxembourg, presented via Skype his research work on applying automotive joint sensing and radar communication and 5G to advanced driver assistance systems. The WWRF CV session concluded with the last talk on 5G New Radio by Prof. Naveen Kumar, Amrita School of Engineering.  


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

Future Networked Car

FNC 2020 panellists examined the latest advances in the areas of vehicle connectivity, cybersecurity, applications of artificial intelligence (AI), and the global regulatory framework that will support deployment of more highly automated mobility solutions. The Symposium explored ​the relationships between vehicle communications and automated driving by analysing the crucial role of the latest 5G connectivity technologies in delivering safer and more effective transport. Collaboration among the various standards bodies is essential to ensure a successful and speedy implementation, and this topic will be in focus during the panel discussions.