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Wireless World Research Forum

Wireless World Research Forum www.wwrf.ch

WWRF’s goal is to encourage research that will achieve unbounded communications to address key societal challenges for the future.


We are using the term “Wireless World” in this broad sense to address


- the support of innovation and business,


- social inclusion and


- infrastructural challenges


This will be achieved by creating a range of new technological capabilities from wide-area networks to short-range communications, machine-to-machine communications, sensor networks, wireless broadband access technologies and optical networking, along with increasing intelligence and virtualization in networks


This will support a dependable future Internet of people, knowledge and things and the development of a service universe. 

In partnership with

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) www.icasa.org.za

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is the official regulator of the South African communications, broadcasting and postal services sectors.


ICASA was established as a statutory body under the mandate as outlined in the Constitution. ICASA is a Chapter 9 institution (an institution which supports democracy) regarding the Constitution and is a portfolio organisation of the Department of Communications (DoC). It is established in terms of the Independent Communications Authority Act No. 36 of 2000 (the ICASA Act).


ICASA was established in July 2000 as a merger of the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SATRA) and the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA).

The Authority is responsible for regulating the telecommunications, broadcasting and postal services sectors in the public interest and ensure universal and affordable access to high-quality services for all South Africans. As part of its core mandate, the Authority issues licenses to telecommunications, postal and broadcasting service providers, enforces compliance with rules and regulations, protects consumers from unfair business practices, investigate and adjudicates disputes and complaints and controls and manages the effective use of radio frequency spectrum.

Platinum Sponsor


ESOA www.esoa.net

ESOA is a non-profit organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of satellite operators from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS. The Association today represents the interests of 21 satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe. Together ESOA Members provide invaluable communications services to the whole world including emergency communications, live broadcasting, maritime and aero communications, secure services for governments, 24-7 monitoring of industrial processes such as energy plants and a whole range of other communications capabilities that society has come to rely on.


GSMA www.gsma.com

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences. 



Tue 29 May, 2018 09.00 to
Wed 30 May, 2018 17.30




Garden Court Marine Parade

167 O R Tambo Parade, Marine Parade, Durban, 4001, South Africa

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