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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 2022 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.

Programme

10 & 11 May 2022

Day 1
2022-05-10
Day 2
2022-05-11
09:00 - 09:10
Introduction and Welcome
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Nigel Jefferies
Chairman, WWRF
09:10 - 09:25
Setting the Scene
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Robert Ghiz
President & CEO, CWTA
09:25 - 09:45
Keynote Presentation 1
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Eric Dagenais
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum and Telecommunications at Innovation, Science and Economic Development
09:45 - 09:55
Keynote Presentation 2 – 5G and Sustainable Development
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Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Director of Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU
09:55 - 10:05
Presentation to WWRF Fellow
10:05 - 10:25
Break
10:25 - 10:35
Keynote Presentation
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Luis Jorge Romero
Director-General, ETSI
Session 1: Emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic – what role for 5G in delivering digital recovery?

– How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected 5G rollout and plans around the world?
– How important will digitalisation be in economic recovery, and can the power of 5G be harnessed to help global economies emerge from the crisis?
– What role can 5G and new wireless technologies play in helping to protect against future pandemics?
– How important is it to think ‘long-term’ with the decisions that are taken now on digitalisation strategies and their impact they might have on people, and to what extent will these start to shape the future connected society up to 2030 and beyond?

10:35 - 11:40
Panel Discussion
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Dr Mike Short
Chief Scientific Advisor, UK Department for International Trade (DIT)
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Veena Rawat
Senior Spectrum Advisor, GSMA
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Alex Roytblat
Vice President, Worldwide Regulatory Affairs, WiFi Alliance
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Michèle Beck
Senior Vice President, Canadian Sales, Telesat
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Mallik Tatipamula
CTO, Ericsson
Session 2: 5G and 6G for Good! Connecting technology with wider sustainability goals

– What role can 5G and future connectivity technologies help to meet the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals?
– Which of the goals and targets can future connectivity systems have most of an impact on meeting these?
– How can the scientific, policy, regulatory and business communities come together to
maximise the potential of technology to help to tackle some of the World’s biggest challenges?

11:40 - 12:55
Panel Discussion
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Kremlin Wickramasinghe
Technical Officer, World Health Organization (WHO)
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Benjamin Addom
Adviser, Agriculture and Fisheries Trade Policy (Digital), The Commonwealth Secretariat
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Alison Gillwald
Executive Director of Research, ICT Africa
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Eric Hardouin
VP, Ambient Connectivity Research, Orange
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Marja Matinmikko-Blue
Senior Research Fellow, University of Oulu
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Ruth Pritchard-Kelly
Senior Advisor, Regulatory & Space Policy, OneWeb
12:55 - 13:50
Lunch
Session 3: The Mini Huddles – Unlocking the potential across vertical sectors
13:50 - 14:15
5G and eHealth – a report on the recent workshop
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Cindy Fedell
Regional Chief Information Officer, Northwestern Ontario Hospitals
14:15 - 15:00
Mini Huddle 1: 5G in the water sector

How can 5G be harnessed to increase productivity, efficiency and safety in the water sector?
What challenges need to be overcome for the promise of smart water to become a reality?
What new use cases could be applied in the water sector thanks to 5G?

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Simon Langan
Head, Director Water Data Science and Digital Innovations, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
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Albert Lysko
South Africa, CSIR
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Alejandro Islas
Software Development Specialist, UNIDO
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Banu Örmeci
Professor and Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health, Carleton University
15:00 - 15:45
Mini Huddle 2: 5G in the agriculture sector

What potential do agritech and 5G-powered ‘precision agriculture’ transform the farming sector?
What challenges need to be overcome for the promise of smart farming to become a reality?

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Benjamin Addom
Adviser, Agriculture and Fisheries Trade Policy (Digital), The Commonwealth Secretariat
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Mohammad Lari
Head of Cross-Government and International Coordination, 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, DCMS
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Jean-Charles Fahmy
President and Chief Executive Officer
15:45 - 16:00
Break
Session 4: The vision ‘beyond 5G’ – next steps and timeframe ahead

Following today’ sessions, which have been focussing more on where we are now and where we want to go, tomorrow’s discussions will shift to the longer term future beyond 5G. As a preparation for that, this session will look at the next steps and at the vision for the path ahead.

16:00 - 16:20
Keynote Presentation 1
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Seizo Onoe
Chief Standardization Strategy Officer of NTT Corporation
16:20 - 16:40
Keynote Presentation: Empowering the Digital Society and Industry in 5G and Beyond
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Kelly Hisaki
Director Wireless Network Strategy, Bell Mobility
16:40 - 17:00
Keynote Presentation: From 5G to 6G – The next frontier
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Peiying Zhu
Senior Vice President of Wireless Research, Huawei
17:00 - 18:00
High Level Academic Roundtable – The vision ‘beyond 5G’

What are the drivers for a sixth-generation wireless system and what is the path ahead to 2030 and beyond?
– What is the vision for 6G? How will B5G and 6G differ from 5G?
– What will be the purpose, goals, and expected use cases for sixth-generation wireless systems? Will there be multiple technologies to serve different application?

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Prof. Rahim Tafazolli
Founder and Director of 5GIC, 6GIC and ICS (Institute for Communication System), University of Surrey
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Prof. Catherine Rosenberg
University of Waterloo
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Merouane Debbah
Chief Researcher, TII
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Prof. Ari Pouttu
Vice-Director of 6G-Flagship & Vice-Director of 6GESS Program, University of Oulu
WWRF WORKSHOP (in support of ITU) – TOWARDS IMT-2030

While researchers across the world are developing technologies and visions for the next generation of mobile communications beyond 5G, as part of its work, ITU is developing a series of reports and recommendations addressing the development of these systems. This includes an important report on Future Technology Trends focused on the technical aspects of future technologies that may be useful in this timeframe. Also under development is a report on the Vision for IMT-2030, which considers the overall capabilities and possible usage scenarios for IMT-2030.
In this interactive workshop, we will present and discuss, with a selection of academic and industry experts, this work on the future development of International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) for 2030 and how it will better serve the needs of the networked society, for both developed and developing countries.

PART 1: Setting the Scene
09:00 - 09:25
Keynote Introduction
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Mario Maniewicz
Director of Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU
09:25 - 09:40
Presentation: A vision of 2030
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Ven Sampath
Standards Policy Director, Regulatory Affairs, Ericsson
09:40 - 10:35
Changing the technological landscape – Pros & Cons of New Technologies

WWRF and other Global Experts Present a Collage of Technologies for 2030 and beyond. How can emerging technologies help us to create a better world? How can it be ensured that they help to close rather than widen the ‘digital divide’?

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Angeliki Alexiou
Professor, University of Piraeus, WWRF
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Ebtesam Almazrouei
Director of the AI Unit, TII
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Emilo Calvanese Strinati
RISE-6G Project Coordinator, EUCNC and 6G Summit 2022 TPC Chair
Lajos Hanzo
University of Southampton and RISE project representative
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Shiro Fukumoto
Director, Standardization Department, Softbank
10:35 - 11:20
PART 2: Group Discussion – The Breakout Huddles

The audience will be split into 4 groups (each led by a WWRF representative). Each group will be asked to discuss and address a different question.

11:20 - 11:40
Break
11:40 - 12:30
PART 3: Bringing it all together – Room-wide discussion

The 4 WWRF leaders from the Breakout Huddles will form a panel and report back the findings of their group. This will lead into a room-wide discussion aimed at providing concrete input into the ITU report and recommendations addressing the development of mobile communication systems beyond 2020.

12:30 - 13:30
Break
Session 5: Pre-standards research cooperation to unleash the potential of 6G – will a global 6G standard be possible?

All around the world, academic institutions and large vendors and operators are starting to think about 6G. Adopting a co-ordinated approach amongst early movers through the sharing of research and development via standards bodies or open source groups is vital to start laying the foundations for a worldwide standard for the technology. There are concerns however that this could be threatened by geopolitical and other challenges. This session will look at the extent to which these concerns are valid, and at the path forward to ensure a co-ordinated approach that enables the huge potential of the next hyper-connected technologies to be delivered.

  • What work is already being done on R&D and very early pre-commercial development of 6G, and to what extent are approaches being coordinated and shared?
  • What role are standards bodies and open source groups playing in these early pre-commercial developments and work?
  • How can companies, governments and regional bodies overcome geopolitical and other challenges in order to work together to deliver a single, unified global 6G standard?
  • What lessons can be learnt from the situation with 3G, where directly competing regional standards led to a segmented ecosystem? How can these pitfalls be avoided as we move beyond 5G?
  • What effect could the emergence of Open-RAN technologies have on the equipment market beyond 5G, and on standards more broadly?
13:30 - 13:45
Thinking Point – the need for global standards in B5G
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Adrian Scrase
Head of the 3GPP Mobile Competence Centre (MCC), 3GPP
13:45 - 14:50
Panel Discussion
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Adrian Scrase
Head of the 3GPP Mobile Competence Centre (MCC), 3GPP
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Eric Hardouin
VP of ambient connectivity research, Orange Labs
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Takehiro Nakamura
Vice President 5G R&D, NTT DOCOMO
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Edward Tiedemann
Head of Global Standards, Qualcomm
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Bernard Barani
Deputy Head of Unit, DG CONNECT - Future Connectivity Systems, European Commission
14:50 - 15:10
Break
15:10 - 15:50
Presentation
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Bharat Bhatia
Vice Chair Asia Pacific, WWRF; President of ITU-APT Foundation of India
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Jacques Leduc
CEO, TerreStar Solutions
Session 6: Shaping the future business ecosystem
  • How will the emergence of B5G and 6G change and disrupt traditional business models and ecosystem roles of digital service providers?
  • What role should vertical industries and end users play in defining technological development and emerging use cases beyond 5G?
  • How are the connectivity requirements of end-users evolving, and how can these best be met as we move beyond 5G?
  • What might the emergence of more open and interoperable and open interfaces in Radio Access Networks (Open-RAN) mean for the development of future technologies?
  • Is it likely to be a tool to aid the emergence and development of B5G and beyond?
  • How could possible trends away from central business districts and towards decentralised and mobile working affect the way in which networks need to be designed and connectivity is delivered as we move beyond 5G?
15:50 - 17:00
Panel Discussion – the response from regulators
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Alexander Kuhn
Senior Government Official, German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA)
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Charley Lewis
ICASA South Africa
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Chantal Davis
Senior Director, Regulatory Policy, Spectrum Licensing Policy Branch, ISED
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Gary Clemo
Director of Emerging Technology, Ofcom
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R K Saxena
Wireless Adviser to the Government of India
17:00 - 17:10
Final Conclusions and Wrap Up
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Confirmed speakers:

Robert Ghiz

Robert Ghiz

President and CEO
CWTA

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Mario Maniewicz

Director of Radiocommunication Bureau,
ITU

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Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director of Telecommunication Development Bureau
ITU

Eric-Dagenais

Eric Dagenais

Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum and Telecommunications,
Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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Seizo Onoe

Chief Standardization Strategy Officer, NTT CORP & Fellow
NTT DOCOMO

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Prof Ari Pouttu

Vice-Director of 6G-Flagship & Vice-Director of 6GESS Program, University of Oulu

Adrian Scrase

Adrian Scrase

Head of the 3GPP Mobile Competence Centre (MCC),
3GPP

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Edward G. Tiedemann

Senior Vice President, Engineering,
QUALCOMM

David A. Wolfe

David A. Wolfe

Co-Director of the innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public policy
University of Toronto

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Ruth Pritchard-Kelly

Senior Advisor for Regulatory & Space Policy,
OneWeb

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Kremlin Wickramasinghe

Technical Officer
World Health Organisation (WHO)

Marja Matinmikko-Blue

Marja Matinmikko-Blue

Senior Research Fellow
University of Oulu

Dr. Mike Short

Dr. Mike Short

Chief Scientific Advisor
UK Department for International Trade (DIT)

Nigel Jefferies

Nigel Jefferies

Chairman
WWRF

Eric

Eric Hardouin

VP, Ambient Connectivity Research,
Orange

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Mérouane Debbah

Chief Researcher,
TII

Takehiro Nakamura

Takehiro Nakamura

Vice President 5G R&D
NTT DOCOMO

Cindy Fedell

Cindy Fedell

Regional Chief Information Officer
Northwestern Ontario Hospitals

ben addom

Benjamin Kwasi Addom

PhD., Adviser, Agriculture and Fisheries Trade Policy,
Commonwealth Secretariat,

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Dr Charley Lewis

Councillor,
Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

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Michèle Beck

Senior Vice President, Canadian Sales
Telesat

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Prof. Rahim Tafazolli

Founder and Director of 5GIC, 6GIC and ICS (Institute for Communication System)
University of Surrey

Dr Gail Krantzberg

Dr. Gail Krantzberg

Center for Engineering and public policy
McMaster University

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Dr. Simon Langan

Director Water Data Science and Digital Innovations / Country Manager, Sri Lanka office
International Water Management Institute

Prof. Catherine Rosenberg

Prof. Catherine Rosenberg

University of Waterloo

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Mark McDonald

Vice-President Wireless Network Engineering,
Bell Mobility

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Hendrik Berndt

Vice President for Europe, Middle East, Africa,
WWRF

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