The world’s largest technical professional organisation invites those interested in advancing next generation technologies to connect with them
IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organisation for the advancement of technology, is bolstering its initiative to help connect the unconnected and accelerate the realisation of 5G technologies and the corresponding wave of innovation.
Ashutosh Dutta, co-chair of the IEEE 5G initiative and lead member of technical staff at AT&T said that it is building upon IEEE work in several key emerging technology initiatives such as IoT, smart cities, smart materials, and brain and digital senses.
“The initiative is also benefiting by the global resources of 17 IEEE Societies encompassing network and communications layers, hardware, radio, signal processing, power and energy, and applications,” he says. “Accessing the technical breadth and depth of IEEE, we will help unlock the potential of the broader 5G ecosystem.”
Those interested in advancing next generation technologies through their contributions are invited to connect with the IEEE 5G Initiative and can learn more at the IEEE Booth at Mobile World Congress which has opened in Barcelona today and runs until 2 March.
IEEE 5G supports the advancement of next generation technologies, concepts, and innovation. From technology road-mapping to “Frugal 5G”, ethics in artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, to its education and standardisation efforts and events, the IEEE 5G Initiative offers a number of activities with which to engage.
For example, because many aspects of 5G are in developing and evolutionary stages, the IEEE 5G Summits around the world are grassroots events advancing 5G with regional considerations in mind. The next IEEE 5G Summit is on 17 March 2017 in Kolkata, India.
“One of the most important aspects of progressing the 5G narrative is that we are collectively thinking about the concept with a common global understanding of what it is and what it is not,” said Gerhard Fettweis, co-chair of the IEEE 5G Initiative, senior research scientist at the International Computer Science Institute, and Vodafone chair professor at TU Dresden.
“4G, even though very successful, has still not brought broadband Internet to nearly half the world population. This is why we are taking the time to host 5G Summits around the world, educating, understanding, and integrating this feedback into our collective thinking so we may develop the appropriate contextual outputs.”
Konstantinos Karachalios, managing director of the IEEE Standards Association, added: “We see one of the most positive aspects of our work in enabling connectedness. For example, the ‘Frugal 5G’ concept, with its lower investment requirement, will be important to realising connectedness in many developing areas.
“For many regions of developing countries, one could use and possibly further adapt specific aspects of 5G that fit their needs and can promote economic development without necessarily implementing the full menu. This would contribute to the idea of an inclusive 5G.”
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