Technical professional organization IEEE this week said it is seeking volunteers from across industry, academia, and government to contribute to its newly launched 5G Initiative program.
Chaired by Ashutosh Dutta, lead member of AT&T’s technical staff, and Gerhard Fettweis, senior research scientist at the International Computer Science Institute and Vodafone chair professor at TU Dresden, IEEE said the 5G Initiative is meant to engage professionals worldwide to address the challenges associated with 5G and “lay the foundation to realize its many opportunities.” IEEE said the Initiative will be split into several working groups, for which volunteers are currently needed.
The working groups will hone in on a number of focuses, including the 5G roadmap project to identify short, mid-, and long-term research innovation, and technology trends. Additional groups will set to work on standards, educational materials, 5G training, publication contributions, and event organization for conferences such as the IEEE 5G Summits.
“As the entry point to decades of immeasurable opportunities for innovation, 5G will enable Massive Servicing and The Tactile Internet that will be faster than the speed of light,” Fettweis said. “The IEEE 5G Initiative is convening the vast breadth of IEEE resources in its members around the globe and new participants to realize targets like one terabyte per second Wi-Fi and 10 Gigabit per second cellular by 2025; one millisecond latency rate; and 25 bytes every 100 seconds for 10 years from a AAA battery.”
IEEE noted members from 12 of its societies – including the Antennas Propagation, Communications, Computer, Instrumentation and Measurement, Microwave Theory and Techniques, Signal Processing, Technology and Engineering Management, and Vehicular Technology societies – are already on board with the 5G Initiative, but said it is actively seeking additional professionals to participate.
More information on how to take part can be found here.