The Huddle 2021 - 5G and Beyond: The Wireless World in 2030

About the event

The world in 2030 and beyond will look very different to the world we know today. 5G is set to play a big part in building 2020s and shaping a connected, smart and intelligent wireless world. A new connected society is already starting to emerge – a ‘network of networks’, powered by multiple access technologies including Wi-Fi, small cells, and satellite alongside terrestrial mobile networks.

With the speed in which technology moves however, it is likely by 2030 that the limits of 5G as we know and understand it today may well have been reached. Plans for the next steps ‘Beyond 5G’ and the launch of early stages of 6G will be well under way.

Wireless World Research Forum’s 2021 Huddle, the 8th edition of its flagship series, will focus on the continuing journey of technological advancement up to 2030 and beyond, and at the evolution towards B5G and future wireless connectivity.

Previous Editions

The 5G Huddle is hosted annually by the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). Since its inception in 2014, it has brought key 5G stakeholders together in various locations across the globe including the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, South Africa, Japan and India, with each edition addressing the next step of the 5G ‘journey’. Discussions around ‘What is 5G?’; the development of the 5G ecosystem and infrastructure; making the 5G vision a reality; the transition from 4G to 5G; how to deliver ‘5G For All’ ; whether 5G can deliver on its promises and 5G as a catalyst for digital transformation, have all pathed the way to this year’s focus on 5G and Beyond: The wireless world in 2030.

Confirmed speakers:

Kim Jørgensen

Head of Cabinet of Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission

Jim Shaughnessy

EVP, Corporate Affairs

Cecilia Bonefield-Dahl

Director General

Andrea Renda

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP

Vice Chair, AIDA Committee, European Parliament

Moderated by:

Paul Adamson

Forum Europe


29 - 30 September 2021

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Sponsors and Partners

Event Partner
Event Partner
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)
The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada, representing companies that provide services and products across the wireless sector. CWTA works to maintain Canada’s position as a global industry leader with the best wireless networks, most innovative technology, and the highest quality of standards and services. Through meaningful engagement among key stakeholders on common issues and areas of interest, CWTA drives consensus, facilitates collaboration, and effects change in ways that benefit Canadians. Representing the industry before all levels of government and various regulatory agencies, CWTA actively promotes the industry with the goal of ensuring continued growth of the wireless sector in Canada. The Association also administers numerous consumer-facing initiatives and programs on behalf of its members that provide immense value to Canadians. For more information, please visit:
Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Canada's largest communications company, Bell provides consumer, business and government customers with a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services from Bell Canada and Bell Aliant. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). To learn more, please visit or
Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
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.
Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
LYA is an expert consultant to the telecommunications and broadcasting industry focused on strategic advice, research and spectrum matters including auctions.LYA’s focus is on providing value-added services in development and implementation of strategy and business plans, investment analysis, support of acquisitions and divestitures, due diligence reviews and financial modelling. We provide regulatory and policy analysis, including expert evidence, and auction consulting services. LYA’s clients include mobile carriers, investors and regulators.LYA has independently developed Auction Platforms supporting different formats (SMRA, CCA, and clock auctions). LYA’s Auction Platforms have been used extensively to conduct mock auctions and simulations leveraging robot bidder capabilities. The Platforms are secure and configurable for use by auctioneers. The LYA team brings experience and expertise across different auction formats, spectrum bands and applications around the world.LYA also offers its clients the ability to conduct private auctions of spectrum licenses or other assets and handles all key tasks supporting the sale. Please visit for more details
Supporting Partner
Supporting Partner
Radio Advisory Board of Canada
The Radio Advisory Board of Canada is an “association of associations” which: -represents most sectors of the radio-communication business in Canada – including: manufacturers, wireless carriers and service providers, network operators, broadcasters, public safety and national security radio network operators, and users; and - provides the Government of Canada with broadly based, unbiased and technically expert advice regarding the management and use of the radio frequency spectrum in Canada.
Event Organiser
Event Organiser
Forum Global
Headed by a team of events specialists with over 25 years of experience, Forum Global works successfully with businesses, institutions and governments alike. Its strategic services can maintain and develop your key policy networks, and also deliver forums where key issues can be aired and debated.Forum Global is a truly international company, with events over the past few years taking place in North America, South America, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.Forum Global is the international arm of Forum Europe, which has been active in Brussels for the last 25 years, and has an established reputation as the leading EU dedicated conference and event provider

Get Involved - Sponsorship Opportunities

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National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada

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Joana Lima
Event Manager
Forum Europe

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 024