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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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

30.10.2018 - 01.11.2018 41st Meeting of WWRF, Herning, Denmark

Related Events

18.07.2018 ITU-T 5G Workshop

Dr. Nigel Jefferies at Future ICT Summit

WWRF at Future ICT Summit

At the 2017 Future ICT Summit – Smart and Safe 5G organized by the Future Forum in Beijing, China, last week, the WWRF chair Dr Nigel Jefferies gave a keynote presentation on the status of 5G trials and testbeds in the Europe and elsewhere.  The Summit brought together more than 400 attendees, including representatives from governments, operators, industry partners, research institutes, and universities. At the event, Future Forum and WWRF announced the co-publication of five white papers covering a wide range of aspects of 5G networks, including network slicing, Release 16 5G, big data in 5G networks, 5G for fixed broadband access, and the use of higher frequencies for 5G.

Successful 5G Huddle in Africa

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele, MP gave a speech on the occasion of the WWRF 5G Huddle 2018. The speech was published in the Media Channel of the Government of South Africa.

WWRF organizes the Panel at IEEE WCNC Conference in Barcelona in March 2018

Theme of the panel ‘How Can 5G Help Resolve Global Water Challenges? The panel will discuss whether and how 5G can contribute to address the challenges in the  areas that have been identified as key by ITU. Read more >>>


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 Achievements in 5G

Starting in 2012 the Wireless World Research Forum is very active in bringing together all stakeholder groups to identify the work that needs to be done in order to make the 5G vision a reality. Read more about the achievements here >>>

WWRF Hosts Workshop on ‘Beyond 5G’ at IEEE VTC Conference

The workshop with the theme “From 4G to Beyond 5G (B5G) Systems: Expectations, Realities and Disruptions attracted over 60 people. The conference organizers informed WWRF that they received excellent feedback about the Workshop.

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