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 such as the 2016 5G Huddle which will take place on 26-27 April in London, with the theme ‘Making the Vision a Reality’. 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.


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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. Discussion of these questions will be a highlight of our next WWRF meeting, WWRF36 in Beijing in early June, 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.

Upcoming Events

26.04.2016 - 27.04.2016 3rd WWRF Huddle in London, UK
02.06.2016 - 03.06.2016 36th Meeting of WWRF in Beijing, China
26.09.2016 - 30.09.2016 37th Meeting of WWRF, Kassel, Germany

New Working Group "High-Frequency Technologies"

A new working group was launched to provide a discussion platform/thinktank, by engaging a critical mass of experts from industry, regulators and academia, in order to investigate/ understand the trends, requirements, enablers and challenges in the specification, design, optimization and adoption of high frequencies radio technologies in future wireless networks. Read more >>>

WWRF launches new technology Working Group

Following the initial discussion at the 35thmeeting in Copenhagen, WWRF will be launching the first of its new technology working groups in London on 25th of April. This will focus on the End-to-end Network Slicing to support multiple vertical industry and services in one network infrastructure. Members and others interested in attending can contact chairman@wwrf.ch for more details and to request inclusion in the working group mailing list.

WWRF to Host “5G Health Technologies and Applications” workshop

The aim of this 1‐day workshop on 10th of February 2015 is to bring together the stakeholders of the health industry, telecoms industry, IoT manufacturers and academia to discuss collaboration opportunities to design, develop and deliver e/m-­‐Health systems as part of the 5G ecosystem. Read the agenda >>>

WWRF Interaction with ITU-R

WWRF has been following the works, activities and developments within ITU-R and in particular WP5D and WP5A, since its establishment in 2001. These developments and activities have been extensively reported and discussed in WWRF Steering Board >>>

WWRF Launched new Working Group on the Connected Car

The launch meeting for the WWRF Working Group: The Connected Car was held at Kings College London on 11th January 2016. Participants from Huawei, China Mobile, IEEE, SMMT, DLR (German Aerospace Center) and TRL discussed

WWRF has launched a programme known as VIP (Vertical Industry Platform) of developing new working groups to enable better communication between 5G system developers and the vertical industries whose requirements will drive future mobile and wireless communications. This meeting was held at Kings College London on 11th January 2016, and was to launch a working group to address the needs of the vehicular and transport industries. It brought together those who will work in the group, confirmed the scope and objectives of the group, and approved an initial work plan. Members, and partners from the vehicular industries, who would like to participate or find out more, should contact the chairman, Peter Vermaat of TRL (pvermaat@trl.co.uk).

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