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WWRF Huddle 2024

Moving on from discussions that focus on the opportunities that 6G can provide in areas of security, sustainability, inclusivity and digital transformation, this year’s Huddle will look in more concrete terms about how objectives in these key areas can be delivered. Delivering on the 6G vision is going to require a collaborative approach at each step. Join us for the WWRF Huddle and make sure that you are part of the debate and this journey.

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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.

WWRF Steering Board

Nigel Jefferies


Bharat Bhatia

Vice-Chair Asia

Hendrik Berndt

Vice-Chair EMEA

Sudhir Dixit

Vice-Chair Americas

Vinod Kumar

Secretary / Treasurer

WWRF Chairman's 2024 Review & Outlook

Dear WWRF Members,

With political and economic turbulence continuing unabated, these are difficult times to persuade people to invest in new and untried technology, but many realize that such investment in research and innovation now is crucial to our future prosperity. The next generation of mobile communications is becoming more clearly defined, and the key technologies need to be up to the job. The mantra we are hearing from the ITU’s IMT-2030 Framework: ‘Ubiquity, Intelligence, Sustainability’ captures the challenges aptly. We are pleased that through the initiatives we have taken, more researchers are able to be part of the WWRF family, particularly from developing regions, which will enable their voices to be better heard.