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A big thank you to 140+ delegates who attended the 5th Annual 5G Huddle!


A selection of pictures taken at the event can be found here.


The 5th Annual 5G Huddle took place in Durban, South Africa on 29 & 30 May 2018. Hosted by The Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) with the support of The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), this was the first time a 5G conference of this scale has taken place in the Southern Hemisphere - a very exciting move for the event and for everyone associated with it.


Please note this event was free of charge to attend for all delegates. 


This event was co-located with The WWRF40 Meeting taking place on 31 May & 1 June. Registration has been closed for both events. 

Speakers include

Nigel  Jefferies

Nigel Jefferies



Siyabonga  Cwele

Siyabonga Cwele


Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services of South Africa (tbc)

Nomvula Paula Mokonyane

Nomvula Paula Mokonyane


Minister of The Department of Communications (DoC)

Mario Maniewicz

Mario Maniewicz

Deputy to the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Alexander Kühn

Alexander Kühn

Chairman, CPG


Further Information


The world was less than 2 years away from the first commercial deployment of 5G, and the reality of this new dawn was fast approaching. Against this backdrop, the focus of the 5G Huddle 2018 was on ‘5G For All’ and on delivering a 5G infrastructure that meets the needs of all use cases and is fully inclusive including needs of developing countries. 


Day 1 looked at things horizontally, focussing on the countdown to commercial rollout of 5G and at what needs to be done from a policy and business approach to meet the objective of delivering a 5G infrastructure that was ubiquitous and all inclusive. Day 2 then looked in detail at 5G in various vertical markets and contrasting environments. It discussed what 5G is actually going to mean in practice for different sectors and industries, as well as focussing on 5G in both cities and rural areas and at the difference that it could make in developing regions. 


 Sessions include: 


Day 1: Continuing the path to an ‘all inclusive’ 5G infrastructure

  • Preparing for the reality of 5G – how ready are regions around the world to start reaping the rewards of 5G? 
  • Spectrum strategies to meet connectivity needs for ALL 5G Use cases
  • The 5G journey in Africa – Challenges and Opportunities


Day 2: 5G in action: implementation and trials across vertical markets Day 1: Continuing the path to an ‘all inclusive’ 5G infrastructure

  • Real-world implementation of 5G - building the business case through trials and pilots
  • Achieving the benefits of 5G in both cities and rural areas – plans and strategies
  • 5G in the health sector – transforming health care and wellbeing
  • 5G and Smart Water Management
  • The role of 5G in delivering a smarter energy and utilities sector
  • E-Government – The role of 5G in enhancing citizen engagement, efficiency, transparency and accountability



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

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