Welcome to the 34th Meeting of WWRF

Theme of the Meeting: Network Virtualisation in the Wireless World

The last few years have not only witnessed significant interest in network virtualization driving convergence between IT and communications, but also how virtualized computing is going to change the face of wireless communications, particularly for the 4G and now for the 5G networks as we look into the future. Beyond the headlines there are already significant technical, research, regulatory and pre-standardisation activities going on. The meeting will bring together ideas, visions, plans and concrete virtualization-driven 5G initiatives with the goal to creating a more flexible, cost effective, and open wireless communications network. WWRF34 will feature high-profile speakers from industry, standards bodies, academia and government, who will delve into both near-term and visionary approaches to realizing such an IT-enabled open network where all actors from users (including machines) to manufacturers to service providers will participate in in an economically viable manner. The first day of the WWRF34 event will be dedicated to a focused theme of “Towards an Era of 5G with Cloud, SDN, Virtualization and Analytics” and will invite speakers from the vibrant Silicon Valley companies and universities and experts from  the Americas,  Europe, Asia, and Africa.There will be plenary sessions that will also debate the evolutionary paths towards a virtualized 5G wireless communications network.

Why attend the meeting

Focus your future strategies

Discuss the views of industry leaders

Ease future standardisation by harmonising views at the research stage

Use unique networking opportunities

Promote your activities to the key industry players

Pick up the trends and new ideas in wireless communication

Share insights on research directions and visions of the Wireless World

Meeting Venue

WWRF34 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Hyatt Regency is located about 30 miles from the San Francisco international airport and about 5 miles from the San Jose international airport. Not only are the world renowned companies within a radius of 15 miles from the hotel, there are ample opportunities to visit the numerous historic and picturesque sites nearby to relax, and enjoy the nice weather that California is famous for.

Invited Speakers

Mr. Mahbubul Alam
Chief Technology Officer, Movimento Group


Dr. John Apostolopoulos
CISCO, Vice President, CTO, Enterprise Segment

Mr. Jin Bains
Vice President, RF R&D, National Instruments


Dr. Prith Banerjee
Managing Director, Accenture


Mr. Wladimir Bocquet
Head of Policy Planning for Government and Regulatory Affairs for the GSMA