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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


Interested in becoming involved?

Please download our sponsorship flyer here.


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. All the participants are kindly asked to register online


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:


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


Registration for the WWRF40 conference is free for African Academia & Research Councils, and sponsorship possibilities exist for Students to attend the conference - Please contact Marlene Jivan (project manager) on: for further details. 


Registration fee includes

The registration fee includes the attendance of the meeting, lunches and coffee breaks. Travel costs, hotel accommodation and insurances are not included in the fee.


Registration form 

 All the participants are kindly asked to register online here.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received until 1st May 2018, are subject to a 50% refund. Refunds will not be given for cancellation after 1st May, 2018. Refunds will not be given to registrants who do not attend without cancelling in advance (no shows). If WWRF cancels a single session or the whole event for any reason, they assume no responsibility for non refundable airline tickets or other travel costs. WWRF will make every effort to immediately notify registrants of a cancellation. WWRF reserves the right to cancel any single session that has insufficient enrolment.



Tue 29 May, 2018 09.00 to
Wed 30 May, 2018 17.30




Garden Court Marine Parade

167 O R Tambo Parade, Marine Parade, Durban, 4001, South Africa

Google location map



2018 Sponsorship Brochure

WWRF40 - Sponsorship Flyer


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