IEEE ComSoc 5G Workshop - May 2017

With the challenge to provide cost-effective broadband connectivity in Africa, many are looking at 5G to be a saviour. Beside 5G providing massive traffic, instant information, higher bandwidth and lower latency, it is supposed to revolutionise the way we live, work and commute in cyber-secure Africa through new-spectrum opportunities for business, fundamental new applications, smarter cities and transportation, all hopefully in a Cognitive Networked environment.

This one-day workshop addressed the challenges and research opportunities in 5G and how and what industry and academia are doing to address this.

The Pretoria 5G Summit, which was held on the 3rd of May 2017, was co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society, University of Pretoria, South African Institute of Electrical Engineers and the National Research Foundation.

More info can be found on the summit website:


Workshop delagates group photo.

Workshop speaker photographs

From left to right: Prof. E. Coyle, Dr. M. Ferreira, Mr J. van Wyk, Prof. S. Hamouda, Prof. A.S. Alfa, Prof. J. Gozalvez, 

Prof. S. Maharaj and Prof. S. Tabbane



5G and Cognitive Radio Networks: Workshop and Summer School - July 2016

The group hosted for the first time in South Africa an international workshop and summer school on 5G and cognitive radio networks from 25 - 27 July 2016 at the University of Pretoria. This was sponsored by NRF, SA and NSF, USA.

Summer School Group Photo


          Barry Shoop -2016 IEEE President (centre) with Sunil Maharaj (right) and Albert Lysko at the Summer school.

Published by Hilary Tsimba

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