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Outlook 33: WWRF Contributions Towards IMT-2030

Outlook 33: WWRF Contributions Towards IMT-2030

Outlook 33: WWRF Contributions Towards IMT-2030 With the evolution of information and communications technologies, IMT-2030 is expected to support enriched and immersive experience, enhanced ubiquitous coverage, and enable new forms of collaboration. Furthermore, IMT-2030 is envisaged to support expanded and new usage scenarios compared to those of IMT-2020, while providing enhanced and new capabilities. ITU Working Party (WP) 5D has…

World Radiocommunication Conference 2023  (WRC)

World Radiocommunication Conference 2023  (WRC)

November was a busy time for some of our executives, as they attended the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023  (WRC) in Dubai, UAE. Following the opening ceremony of the conference, where WWRF was well represented the WWRF delegation met the Secretary-General of ITU, Doreen Bogdon-Martin. The discussion that took place, and follow-up meetings also held in Dubai, will result in WWRF…

ITU: 6G Standardisation Ready ‘No Later Than 2030

ITU: 6G Standardisation Ready ‘No Later Than 2030

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) plans to finish the initial 6G standardisation process “no later than the year 2030”, according to an official draft 6G framework. The ITU-R study group in charge of the document reached an agreement last week. It awaits adoption at the end of September. Several countries and associations contributed over the past two years of discussions. They…

WWRF & ITU Collaborate on Supporting Telecommunications Development

WWRF & ITU Collaborate on Supporting Telecommunications Development

WWRF Chair Nigel Jefferies met Cosmas Zavazava, Director of the ITU Telecommunications Development Bureau, in Geneva last week. We took the opportunity to present the Director with a copy of WWRF’s latest book ‘5G, Cybersecurity and Privacy in Developing Countries’ and took the opportunity to discuss potential collaboration between the two organisations on issues related to development. We also had…

Outlook 32: Foundation Models for Telecom: Paving the Way for Self-Built Networks

Outlook 32: Foundation Models for Telecom: Paving the Way for Self-Built Networks

Outlook 32: Foundation Models for Telecom: Paving the Way for Self-Built Networks The recent progress around foundation models opened a new era in many Machine Learning (ML) applications. One specific type of foundation models, Large Languages Models (LLMs), created a technology leap in human like text understanding and generation with repercussions that we are only starting to grasp. ChatGPT and…

WWRF Webinar: 5G, Cybersecurity and Privacy in Developing Countries

WWRF Webinar: 5G, Cybersecurity and Privacy in Developing Countries

WWRF Webinar: 5G, Cybersecurity and Privacy in Developing Countries 12 April 2023 a successful webinar was arranged with the above theme based on a book recently published by River Publishers under the same title. The webinar had 50 participants from virtually all over the world and including talks on central themes of the book by some of the authors in…

Join WWRF as a Provisional Member

Join WWRF as a Provisional Member

Qualified organizations can now join WWRF as provisional member. This exciting new opportunity enables academics, universities and research institutes from developing countries to join WWRF for two years without needing to pay membership fees. The provisional members have all the voting rights, access to member-only information, travel grants, and free registrations for meetings that full members have. Many new members…

WWRF Contribution for ITU Report

WWRF Contribution for ITU Report

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) recently published a report on “Future technology trends of terrestrial International Mobile Telecommunications systems towards 2030 and beyond”. This report is based on contributions from a wide range of organizations, including significant input from WWRF as an ITU Sector Member. WWRF contributed to its creation through inputs created by experts in non-terrestrial networks, new radio…

WWRF Reception at ITU in Geneva

WWRF Reception at ITU in Geneva

Recently, WWRF hosted a reception at ITU headquarters to celebrate ITU’s continued momentum towards IMT-2030 and WWRF’s partnership with ITU. Those present included Mr Mario Maniewicz, Director of the Radiocommunications Board at ITU and Mr Uwe Löwenstein, Counsellor ITU-R Study Group 5, and many members of the WWRF Steering Board and participants in the ongoing WP5D meeting. This was an…

ETSI and WWRF agree working together on cybersecurity and reconfigurable radio

ETSI and WWRF agree working together on cybersecurity and reconfigurable radio

Recently, WWRF renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). ETSI, through its leading role in the 3GPP partnership and its groundbreaking standards on cybersecurity, IoT and many other topics, is an organization that WWRF is very happy to work with on cybersecurity, reconfigurable radio systems and other areas to be decided. Each organization is entitled to…