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Thermal and Power Limitations for 5G: Earl McCune Tribute
We tragically lost Earl on 27 May 2020, and as a tribute, we will replay a presentation he gave during a webinar series in 2018, and talk about how relevant it is in 2020 and beyond.
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INGR Workshop Plenary Readouts
Watch recordings and download slide presentations from each...
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Evolution of Optical and Transport Technologies for 5G Crosshaul Networks
Emerging 5G services place stringent requirements on optical and transport networks. Much higher bandwidth and ultra-reliable and low latency are examples of these requirements...
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Systems Optimization for Future Networks
Special INGR webinar by Aarne Mämmelä, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
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Trust Management in Edge Clouds with SCONE
Christof Fetzer, TU Dresden 
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The 3 Rs of 5G: Risk, Reward, & Resposibility
Eman Hammad, PwC Canada 
David Witkowski, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Oku Solutions, LLC  
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Beyond the Cellular Paradigm: Cell-Free Architectures with Radio Stripes  
Emil Björnson, Linköping University, Sweden
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International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR)
Narendra Mangra, GlobeNet, LLC
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New E-Learning Course
5G Networks: Discover 5G Technology and the End-to-End 5G System 
Produced in partnership with Nokia and the IEEE 802 LMSC.
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Upcoming Call for Papers
2020 IEEE 3rd 5G World Forum
Technical Papers: 23 May 2020 
Special Session and Workshop Papers: 3 June 2020  
Tutorial, Vertical/Topical, Industry Forum Proposals: 1 June 2020  
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Featured Video
5G++ The Journey Continues 
Chih-Lin I, China Mobile 
IEEE 2019 2nd 5G World Forum, 30 September - 2 October 
Chih-Lin I Keynote

Feature Article


B5G’s Release 16 is complete, but COVID-19 may push Release 17 to 2022

Global partnership 3GPP is responsible for approving updates to the 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular standards that enable wireless phones and related devices to become faster and more power-efficient with each passing sub-generation. 

Read more at VentureBeat.


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"Broadband is the new textbook" according to FNI volunteer Witkowski

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools around the world to go virtual, and that has exposed the extent to which the digital divide exists in unexpected places, including Silicon Valley. David Witkowski discusses the "homework gap" and the role of the FNI Deployment working group. 

Read more at IEEE Transmitter.



Deloitte: Enterprises say 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will be ‘critical’ in 3 years

It’s already well established that next-generation wireless technologies are going to become ubiquitous over the next few years, but just how important will 5G and Wi-Fi 6 be to enterprises? A new Deloitte study of advanced wireless adoption provides an unambiguous answer: “critical” within three years, according to strong majorities of executives responsible for enterprise networking infrastructure. 

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Earl McCune

In Memoriam: Earl McCune

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and untimely death of Earl McCune, IEEE Fellow (‘18) on May 27, 2020, in Santa Clara, California, USA. He was 63 and is survived by his wife, Barbara. At the time of his passing, Earl was a Professor of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, a tireless and long-time IEEE volunteer, as well as CTO and cofounder of Eridan Communications, Inc., California, USA.

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New Antenna will Boost UAV Communication with Satellites 

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.


5G Confirmed Safe by Radiation Watchdog 

Read more at The Guardian

What's in Store for 5G This Year 

Read more in The Institute

The Ultimate Generation

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


Technology Spotlight

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Loon is live in Kenya: A new era of stratospheric communications has begun
Communications equipment that could have once been made in a college dorm room (literally: beer coolers and WiFi routers were used in the early days) now deliver a coverage footprint of over 11,000 square kilometers — a whopping 200x that of an average cell tower. And a company that began building a commercial business just two years ago now has contracts to serve on multiple continents, partnerships with some of the largest mobile network operators in the world, is leading the commercial exploration and development of the stratosphere, and is helping the global aviation community develop the next generation of high-altitude operations, regulations, and policy.

Science and Engineering of Spectrum:  Current Challenges and Future Directions
On May 20, 2020, the National Science Foundation's Spectrum Innovation Initiative held a community-organized workshop to explore wireless technologies and systems that will continue to meet the demand for data via efficient use and sharing of the wireless spectrum. The event page contains many resources (downloadable documents, videos, presentation slide decks) that the Future Networks community will find valuable.

Artificial Intelligence in Radio Frequencies 

Read more - IEEE Signal Processing Society


Celebrating the Global Impact of IEEE's 802 Standards 

Read more at IEEE Transmitter

Terahertz Communications: the Quest for Spectrum

Read more at IEEE ComSoc Technology News (CTN).


Will 5G Be Bad for Our Health? 

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


How AI is Starting to Influence Wireless Communications 

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


Blockchain: A Key Enabler for 5G

Read more at IEEE Standards University



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