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

06.11.2018 - 08.11.2018 NGMN Conference in Vancouver
08.01.2019 - 11.01.2019 HICSS

Dr. Nigel Jefferies at Future ICT Summit

WWRF launched 2 new Working Groups

The Working Group 5G for smart water management which has the vision to be a discussion platform about the difficulties related to water management and study how these can be mapped into communication requirements.

And the VIP WG Track-to-Train communications focussing on research that looks five to ten years ahead to meet the requirements of the railway industries based on the next generation wireless technology.

Joint Declaration by WWRF and CSIR following successful meetings in Africa

On May 29th – 1st June 2018, the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) collaborated and organized the 5G Huddle and WWRF 40th conferences in Durban, South Africa. Over 150 people gathered at the Durban event, to listen and interact with a high-quality line-up of speakers. It was opened by the South African Minister of Telecoms and Postal services and closed by the Minister for Department of Communication.
Read the whole summary report here


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 to publish White Paper on Wireless Intelligence

The white paper, part of the Outlook series,  will outline the expectations of the industry and the market on WI and the industry commitments to shape, evolve and optimize its mobile broadband products portfolio at the right level to face the upcoming challenges on network design and management. Contact: Miquel Payaro miquel.payaro@cttc.es

Read the full announcement here >>>

New WWRF Fellow nominated

Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) Steering Board is pleased to announce that it has nominated Colin Langtry, formerly Chief of the Radiocommunication Study Groups Department (SGD) at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as WWRF Fellow.

Read more about the new fellow >>>

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