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A big thank you to 100+ delegates who attended the 5th Annual 5G Huddle!
A selection of pictures taken at the event can be found here.


The anticipation around 5G has steadily grown over the past couple of years and it is now headline news all around the world. If harnessed correctly, 5G can be a catalyst for innovation and a technology that has the potential to transform industries across every sector of the economy - it can truly be a game-changer. With the expectations of 5G now so high, and with commercial rollout expected to begin in 2019, the time has come for 5G to deliver.


Focusing on the emerging 5G eco-system and the building blocks that are being put in place, the 6th Annual 5G Huddle looked in detail at the truth behind this vision of 5G. As the dream becomes a reality, it addressed the key question – Can 5G keep its promises? This time, the conference was held in Tokyo, Japan on 14 May 2019, followed by the 42nd WWRF Meeting (WWRF42) on 15 & 16 May 2019.


Speakers include

Byungsuk  Kim

Byungsuk Kim

VP, Next- generation Technology, Network Group

Korea Telecom

Nigel Jefferies

Nigel Jefferies



Miurel  Tercero

Miurel Tercero

Research Leader in Deployment and Spectrum at Ericsson Research Radio


Masao Akata

Masao Akata

CTO, Carrier Network Business Group

Huawei Technologies Japan

Takehiro Nakamura

Takehiro Nakamura

SVP and General Manager of 5G Labs

NTT Docomo

Bernard Barani

Bernard Barani

Deputy head of Unit - Future Connectivity Systems

European Commission

Anand R. Prasad

Anand R. Prasad

Chief Information Security Officer

Rakuten Mobile

Mario Maniewicz

Mario Maniewicz

Director, Radiocommunications Bureau

ITU (Video presentation)

Li Fung Chang

Li Fung Chang

Chief Architect

Taiwan 5G Office

Kohei Satoh

Kohei Satoh

Executive Manager on Standardization, ARIB and Secretary General


About the 5G Huddle


The 5G Huddle is hosted annually by the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). Since its inception in 2014, it has brought key 5G stakeholders together in various locations across the globe including the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, South Africa - and soon to include Japan - with each edition addressing the next step of the 5G 'journey'. Discussions around ‘What is 5G?’; the development of the 5G ecosystem and infrastructure; making the 5G vision a reality; the transition from 4G to 5G; and how to deliver ‘5G For All’ have all pathed the way to this year's focus on whether 5G can now deliver on its promises


Watch this space for more information on the 2020 edition of the 5G Huddle!




Why attend the 5G Huddle?

  • Learn and focus on future strategies
  • Discuss views of key industrial leaders
  • Get a full overview of the latest in 5G implementations and visions
  • Grasp unique networking opportunities
  • Hear about trends and new ideas in wireless communications
  • Share insights on research discussions and visions of the Wireless World



Tuesday 14 May, 2019
09.00 to 17.30




Aoyama Tepia

2-8-44 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061, Japan

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