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Bridging the 4G/5G Gap: Telecommunications Roadmap for Implementation
A 2-part course focused on the technical aspects in applications, permitting and licensing negotiations, and deployment of next generation networking.
Virtual Event: 9 June / 10 March 2021
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Upcoming Webinars
Open Radio Access Network and Learning Algorithms for Next-Generation Massive MIMO Applications
Next in the new series, 5G and Beyond: A Roadmap Approach
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Edge Services for Future Network Generations
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Latest Publications
Optics White Paper
The Optics Working Group has released their White Paper that highlights multiple Optics technologies, identifying their current and future states.
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Public Safety Technology White Paper
The white paper is the first output of the IEEE Public Safety Technology Task Force.
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International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR) - 2021 Edition
Full chapters of the INGR are available exclusively to signed-in participants of the IEEE Future Networks Initiative (FNI).
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Latest Podcast
Edge Platforms and Services Evolving into 2030
These are the building blocks for the era of domain specific services and futuristic edge native solutions.
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IEEE Standards Association – A New Era: Raising the World’s Standards
Rob Fish, IEEE Standards Association
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Feature Article

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Backscatter Radio at Gigabit Speeds

RFID's faster cousin could lead to high-speed, low-power data transfer

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

Tom Marzetta

Here’s What 6G Will Be, According to the Creator of Massive MIMO

Tom Marzetta, the director of NYU Wireless, explains how it will be the next level of human-to-human communication

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

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Virtual 5G Innovations is Back for MWC21 Barcelona

Explore innovations in 5G with joint demos featuring mobile industry leaders. Join us to explore 8 new demos across 2 days on O-RAN & R-16.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

Youth STEM

3 Ways to Engage Curious Young Minds with a Summer of STEM

As summer approaches, parents can use all the help they can get to keep their children stimulated and engaged.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.


Technology Spotlight

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Building a Telecommunications Roadmap for 5G Implementation

We had the tools but lacked the imagination

Read more at IEEE Transmitter.

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How Can 5G Transform Transportation And Logistics?

The digital management of logistics was already growing significantly with 4G, but the advent of 5G opens up a whole new set of opportunities.

Read more at Forbes.

Industrial Abstract

Universities lean into 5G to prep next-gen workforce

Universities are deploying 5G networks to lure and educate students with the technology’s most promising business cases in preparation to fulfill future demand for emerging skills.

Read more at CIO.

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5 Courses Take a Deeper Dive into 5G

Produced in cooperation with Nokia, the elearning program covers the fundamentals as well as advanced tech like massive MIMO

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.


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