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Upcoming Events
Systems Optimization Imperatives, Techniques, and Opportunities for Future Networks Workshop
Virtual Event: 21,22,25 January 2021
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Past Event Recordings
ComSoc Virtual Distinguished Lecture Talk and Panel on 5G Security and AI/ML
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IEEE 5G Summit
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Upcoming Webinars
In the era of 5G and 6G, do we still need Wi-Fi?
For more than twenty years, Wi-Fi has been the undisputed champion of enterprise and home networks. But the cellular and Wi-Fi worlds have been converging, slowly, at all layers. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a hypothetical convergence?
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Latest Webinars On-Demand
Modeling and Simulation of 5G Antenna System Innovations
In this presentation, a workflow for the analysis of 5G phased array antennas and hand-held antennas will be demonstrated.
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Ensure 5G Systems Integrity by using Multiphysics Analysis of Chips, Packages, and Systems
This presentation will discuss the various data paths in 5G systems and how Multiphysics analysis can help design these paths to allow for maximum data integrity.
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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.

Tech Focus - November 2020
This issue includes articles on MIPI RF Front-End Control Interface, Rural Networks, 3D Printed Antennas for 5G Communications, and Cellular Progress and Challenges of 5G.
Read the latest issue.

Latest Podcast
The 5G Deployment Challenge - Part 3: A Panel Discussion on Public Pushback, Policy, and Public vs. Private
Despite 5G’s potential and favorable economics, deployment of the technology is proving challenging for a variety of reasons.
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Featured Video
Blurring the Lines Between Licensed and Unlicensed: 6G or 6GHz
Monisha Ghosha, US Federal Communications Commission
IEEE 2020 3rd 5G World Forum, 10 September - 2 November
2020 5GWF Monisha Ghosh

Feature Article

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3 Reasons Cloud Computing Matters in 2021

Aiyappan Pillai, IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society, shares why he thinks cloud computing will be important in 2021.

Read more at IEEE Transmitter.

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2021 Cybersecurity and IT Failures Roundup

Lessons learned from the many failures, interruptions, crimes and other IT-related setbacks that made the news in 2020.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

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New Education and Training Courses

New IEEE Communications Society educational courses are now available on Cloud-Native 5G and 5G/NR technologies.

Reserve your Cloud-Native 5G and 5G/NR spot.

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Laying the Milestones for 6G Networks

Read the latest issue of IEEE Vehicular Technology magazine that Future Networks Initiative leaders have guest edited. This issue focuses on 6G technologies.

Read more at FNI Publications.

IEEE 5G Capture

Global 5G Deployment will Play a Vital Role in COVID-19 Recovery

Learn more from Wilson Cardoso, IEEE Member, IEEE Communications Society on the importance of 5G deployment for global recovery.

Read more at IEEE Transmitter.


Technology Spotlight


Here debuts enterprise XR- and 5G-ready 3D models of 75 major cities

Here announced that it’s offering high-definition 3D models of 75 major cities to enterprise developers — data that will enable companies to create the next wave of mapping, smart city, and entertainment apps using mixed reality and 5G technologies.

Read more at VentureBeat.

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St. Helena's New Undersea Cable Will Deliver 18 Gbps Per Person

Satellite operators salivate over access to Google’s Equiano cable, but the island’s telecom monopoly stands in the way

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

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What Is C-Band, and What Does It Mean for the Future of 5G?

For 5G to offer an experience that's noticeably better than 4G, it needs broad, dedicated channels, ideally 50MHz or wider. Enter C-Band, the frequency that may save 5G in the US.

Read more at PC Magazine.

5G Growth 2020

5G laps 4G milestones, sets stage for massive enterprise data growth

5G adoption is proceeding at a pace four times faster than 4G, 5G Americas notes, making it the “fastest growing mobile technology in history.”

Read more at VentureBeat.

5G Auction

5G Cellular Spectrum Auction—Can’t Tell the Players Without a Scorecard

Who will gain in the FCC’s next big spectrum auction? How will consumers gain, and what will we lose?

Read more at IEEE Specturm.


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