About the Organisers & Partners
Wireless World Research Forum www.wwrf.ch
WWRF’s goal is to encourage research that will achieve unbounded communications to address key societal challenges for the future.
We are using the term “Wireless World” in this broad sense to address
- the support of innovation and business,
- social inclusion and
- infrastructural challenges
This will be achieved by creating a range of new technological capabilities from wide-area networks to short-range communications, machine-to-machine communications, sensor networks, wireless broadband access technologies and optical networking, along with increasing intelligence and virtualization in networks
This will support a dependable future Internet of people, knowledge and things and the development of a service universe.
5G Innovation Centre and The Institute for Communication Systems www.surrey.ac.uk/ics
The Institute for Communication Systems (formerly the Centre for Communication Systems Research, CCSR) is the UK's largest academic research centre in Mobile and Satellite Communication Systems.
Established for over ten years as one of a number of autonomous research centres at the University of Surrey, it now houses some 160 researchers including over 90 undertaking a PhD, post doctoral researchers and academic staff. ICS research is focussed on future communication systems including mobile and wireless communications, satellite communications, networking (management, protocols and security).
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation www.cto.int
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is the oldest and largest Commonwealth intergovernmental organisation in the field of information and communication technologies. Although our history can be traced back to 1901 with the establishment of the Pacific Cable Board, the organisation has only existed in its present form as an intergovernmental treaty organisation since 1967. With a diverse membership spanning developed and least developed countries, small island developing states, and more recently also the private sector and civil society, the CTO aims to become a trusted partner for sustainable development for all through ICTs.
CW (Cambridge Wireless Ltd) www.cambridgewireless.co.uk
CW brings together over 400 hi-tech companies across the globe that develop products and applications based on a myriad of technologies including wireless, mobile, networks, internet semiconductor and advanced software. CW connects those companies and stimulates collaborative innovation through a range of thought-provoking high-profile networking events.
techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. The tech industry is creating jobs and growth across the UK. In 2015 the internet economy contributed 10% of the UK’s GDP. 900 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ more than 800,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.
techUK is committed to helping its members grow, by:
- Developing markets
- Developing relationships and networks
- Reducing business costs
- Reducing business risks.
ESOA is a non-profit organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of satellite operators from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS. The Association today represents the interests of 21 satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe. Together ESOA Members provide invaluable communications services to the whole world including emergency communications, live broadcasting, maritime and aero communications, secure services for governments, 24-7 monitoring of industrial processes such as energy plants and a whole range of other communications capabilities that society has come to rely on.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com
Qualcomm is the driver behind the mobile communications revolution, from 3G to 4G LTE and beyond. Qualcomm technologies power many of the smartphones and tablets that connect people, places and things through high-speed connectivity anytime, anywhere. And the company continues to invent and invest in wireless technology breakthroughs that support billions of connections between people and the things they care about. To date Qualcomm has invested a cumulative total of $39.6 billion in R&D into advanced mobile connectivity and computing technologies – over 20% of its revenues year-over-year and over $5.5 billion in 2015 alone.
EE, part of the BT Group, is the largest and most advanced mobile communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers and businesses. EE has approximately 14,000 employees and 550 retail stores, and serves more than 31 million connections across its mobile, fixed and wholesale networks.
EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, it pioneered the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012 and is the first European operator to surpass 14million 4G customers. EE's 4G coverage today reaches more than 95% of the UK population, with double speed 4G reaching 80%. EE’s 2G coverage reaches 99% of the population while 3G reaches 98%.
In the last few years, EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®; Best Network at the 2014 and 2015 Mobile News Awards; Best Network for Business and Best Consumer Network at the 2014 & 2015 Mobile Industry Awards; Best Network at the 2014 & 2015 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards, and Best Network at the What Mobile Awards 2014; Fastest Network at the 2014 and 2016 uSwitch Mobile Awards; Best Mobile Network at the 2014 Recombu Awards, and Winners of Best Connected Gadget at the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2015.
Analysys Mason www.analysysmason.com
Analysys Mason is a global specialist in telecoms, media and technology (TMT). Since its formation, Analysys Mason has been instrumental in shaping spectrum policy around the world through our wide-ranging studies helping regulators and operators to develop spectrum strategy, efficiently manage spectrum, formulate spectrum licence conditions, value spectrum and prepare for spectrum awards.
With offices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Americas, the Middle East and Africa we are respected worldwide for our exceptional quality of work, independence and flexibility in responding to client needs. For over 30 years we have been helping clients in more than 100 countries to maximise their opportunities.
National Instruments www.ni.com
For nearly 40 years, NI has worked with engineers and scientists to provide answers to the most challenging questions. Through these pursuits, NI customers have brought hundreds of thousands of products to market, overcome innumerable technological roadblocks, and engineered a better life for us all. If you can turn it on, connect it, drive it, or launch it, chances are NI technology helped make it happen.
In the communications area National Instruments is collaborating with several top researchers focused on wireless research—specifically 5G wireless communications. The graphical system design approach combines NI LabVIEW system design software with software defined radio (SDR) hardware to give researchers the ability to innovate faster. Using this approach engineers can significantly reduce the time from theory to results by testing their designs in a real-world environment.
Forum Europe www.forum-europe.com
Forum Europe is the leading EU dedicated conference and event provider. Founded in 1989 and with offices at the heart of the European Union in Brussels, Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and debates. We work successfully with businesses, institutions, NGOs and governments alike while organising our own portfolio of sector leading events.
The Forum Europe team consists of multilingual EU policy and events specialists and our strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level while delivering forums where key issues can be aired and debated.
You can find out more about us by going to www.forum-europe.com