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Past Event Recordings
Future Network Security: Challenges & Opportunities Workshop
Virtual Event: 22-24 March 2021
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ITU-ETSI-IEEE Joint Testbed Workshop
Virtual Event: 15-16 March 2021
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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: 10 March 2021
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Upcoming Webinars
Cybersecurity and Privacy in Future Networks: Challenges and Opportunities
Next in the new series, 5G and Beyond: A Roadmap Approach
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Latest Webinars On-Demand
5G Demystified: Deployment, Socioeconomics, and Timelines
First in the new series, 5G and Beyond: A Roadmap Approach
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Latest Publications
7 Experts Cast Their Visions for 5G and Beyond in 2021
This article polled seven experts from the Future Networks Initiative community to get their predictions about energy efficiency, deployment, massive MIMO, and others. Learn what the experts expect will occur in 2021
Read the latest issue.

IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
The articles in this special section focus on the evolution of automotive engineering that deploy 6G networks.
Read the latest issue.

Latest Podcast
The Edge Ecosystem Now and Into the Coming Decade
The coming decade of expected developments for the edge ecosystem as enabled by current and future network generations.
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Featured Video
The 5 C's of 5G IoT
Adrian Scrase, ETSI
IEEE 2020 3rd 5G World Forum, 10 September - 2 November
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Feature Article

NASA Rover

How NASA is Adapting to Busier and Noisier Communications With Mars

Perseverance’s lead telecom engineer explains how to handle interplanetary radio interference

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

Opensource Speed

5G mmWave is 30x More Faster than Public Wi-Fi: Opensignal

With 5G on bands under 6 GHz, Opensignal users saw download speeds of 63.9 Mbps which is 3x faster than public Wi-Fi

Read more at Telecom Talk.


Is Cyberwar War?

Can nation-states defend themselves from hackers and one another?

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

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Take the Updated Testbed Survey

Our working group is in the process of creating a directory of 5G testbeds to maximize national and international collaboration, but to accomplish that we need your help!

Take the survey here.


Technology Spotlight

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Wireless Technology Opens Opportunities For More Applications And Indoor 5G

2020 changes did not slow down the telecommunications industry as it steamrolls ahead with 5G network deployments and initiatives that validate the benefits its low latency and high speeds can bring to different industries.

Read more at Forbes.

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How SASE is Key to 5G Security Success

Most people will highlight the different benefits of 5G, but users and organizations must understand the new security hurdles that are aligned with designing, implementing and developing new 5G networks and infrastructures.

Read more at Info Security.

AI ML Differences

Stop Calling Everything AI, Machine-Learning Pioneer Says

Michael I. Jordan explains why today’s artificial-intelligence systems aren’t actually intelligent

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

Fiber Abstract

‘You’re assuming fiber is there:’ The less-talked about roles of fiber in 5G networks

For the last three decades, the demand for mobile data has grown exponentially, driving tremendous capacity expansions and the need for more network infrastructure, especially as 5G networks continue to rollout.

Read more at RCR Wireless News.


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