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WWRF40 Meeting - 31 May & 1 June


Welcome to the 40th Meeting of the Wireless World Research Forum taking place on 31 May and 1 June 2018, Durban, South Africa.


Theme "5G and Broadband Connectivity for All"


The WWRF in collaboration with one of the leading African research institutes the CSIR is organizing the WWRF40 Forum meeting on “5G and Broadband connectivity for All”.


The fifth generation (5G) mobile communications standard is expected to profoundly transform the ICT and telecommunications landscape globally. Research, requirement analysis and initial standardization work towards the 5th generation of cellular systems have now been under way for a few years. However, voices are being raised that the use cases and contextual attributes that underpin the initial 5G research and standardization do cater mostly to societies in developed economies. Questions then arise on the impact of the 5th Generation of wireless standards to improve broadband connectivity of underserved regions globally? The WWRF40 meeting therefore invites academia, industry and research organizations to submit research papers and results that address the issues in 5G technologies, with potential to address the demand for affordable broadband, taking into consideration the unique features of the ICT infrastructure, policy and operating environment in emerging markets (e.g. of Africa).


The meeting aims to provide a forum for a vibrant discussion on the role of 5G technologies to maximization of the 5G transformational opportunities by integrating appropriate innovations in spectrum utilization, network infrastructure, regulatory frameworks and business models, with the goal to enable digital inclusion and industrialization in Africa and the achievement of sustainable socio-economic development goals.  


Why attend the meeting?

  • Learn and focus on future strategies
  • Discuss views of key industrial leaders
  • Get a full overview of the latest in 5G implementations and visions
  • Grasp unique networking opportunities
  • Hear about trends and new ideas in wireless communications
  • Share insights on research discussions and visions of the Wireless World


Contact Info

For all questions related to the WWRF40 Meeting please see details below:


Marlene Jivan (project manager)



Fisseha Mekuria (technical)



Conference Venue

This event is co-located with the 5th Annual WWRF 5G Huddle and will take place at the Garden Court Marine Parade, Durban

Address: Garden Court Marine Parade, 167 O R Tambo Parade, Marine Parade, Durban, 4001, South Africa. A map to the venue is available here.



Further details on the 40th Meeting will be available soon.

The meeting will take place between the hours of 8:30 - 17:00 on both days.


WWRF40 Meeting Delegate Fees

Please note that registration for the 5G Huddle is free of charge to all delegates however, the following fees apply to the WWRF40 Meeting:


Early Bird Rate WWRF Member: €320.00

Applies to registration’s before and including 20 March only   


Early Bird Rate Non-Member: €360.00

Applies to registration’s before and including 20 March only   


WWRF Member: €360.00

Applies to all registration's from 21 March onwards


Non-Member Student/Academic: €420.00

Applies to all registration's from 21 March onwards


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