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Why Future Networks?

5G has promised us ultralow latency and record-breaking data speeds, which will enable advances in everything from small cell research to virtual reality applications. This technology will create tremendous opportunities for growth, but it won't stop there. That is why the IEEE Future Networks Initiative aims to pave a clear path through the development and deployment of 5G and the great potential it enables, while still envisioning the landscape of connectivity and applications beyond 5G.
Find an overview of 5G here

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We are currently looking for knowledgeable subject matter experts to develop and deliver one or more individual webinars and/or e-learning modules. For the right candidate, we have opportunities for speaking engagements at our Tutorial and Summer School programs. Our scope includes the business of 5G, 5G enabling technologies and standards, 5G spectrum and regulation, future network advancements, and more. Click here for more information.
The IEEE Future Networks Initiative is the central hub for all things IEEE 5G and beyond. The broad nature of  future networking lends itself to playing a critical role in several societies and organizations within IEEE. As such, several other IEEE organizational units have been putting out 5G and beyond content here and there as it relates to their sector of technology. The IEEE Future Networks Initiative has compiled a list of these offerings and are proud to present you with one singular location in which you can see what the whole of IEEE has to say about 5G and beyond. Check out the list of additional materials here.  
IEEE Future Networks has selected a group high quality conferences from all over the globe which aim to bring experts from industry, academia, and research together to exchange their vision and their achieved advances towards 5G and beyond. Our goal is to encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment, and large scale pilot showcases which address the challenges of future networks. Check out the latest conferences here.
Discover all that we have to offer- sign up for our FREE Technical Community here. As an active member of the IEEE Future Networks community, you will have access to key information and educational resources – including the IEEE Future Networks web portal, e-newsletters, conferences, educational opportunities, publications, standards development, and more. Connect with the Collabratec Community to recieve the most out of your membership.


Educational Working Group

Co-Chair - Rulei Ting

Co- Chair - Ravikirin Annaswarmy

Webinar Leads - Peggy Matson and Brian Zahnstecher

Tutorial Leads - Amruthur Narasimhan and Ashutosh Dutta

e-Learning Lead - Stephen Morris

Summer School Lead - Narendra Mangra