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FSN Seminar – July 8, 2021 at 1 pm EDT

Update #2:

Here are the slides:

Here is the link of this seminar’s recording: 
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Update #1:

This event is a rescheduled webinar originally advertised for June 24th and will now be held Thursday, July 8th via Zoom from 1:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

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Part 1: An Introduction & Overview of Telephony Standards Setting and the Emergence of 5G & 6G

Speaker: C. (Vino) Vinodrai, Telecommunications Engineer (Retired) & Steering Board Member, Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF).


This is Part 1 of a 2 part webinar on the above topic.  Mobile telephony has passed through a number of generations since its introduction in Japan in 1979 in the context of 1G, the first automatic analog cellular system.  Today, the majority of mobile phone users in OECD countries are at 4G with a global transition to 5G currently underway.  Each G has occurred in roughly 10 year intervals.  6G is on the horizon with standards currently under development.  The speakers in these two webinars are engaged in the 6G standards process. 

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the history of wireless radio communications and in particular the various ‘generations’ over the past 40 some years.  It also will include a review of how the standards for the latest generations of mobile telephony are developed today. 

Part 2 will be held on July 30th and will address global research efforts for 5G and 6G, with an emphasis on how 6G is being developed to meet the United Nations 2030 Sustainability Goals by by Dr. Nigel Jefferies, Chairman, Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), Zurich, Switzerland and C. (Vino) Vinodrai, Telecommunications Engineer (Retired) & Steering Board Member, WWRF, Toronto, Canada. Details to follow the July 8th webinar.


Vino is one of Canada’s leading experts in the mobile radio industry with more than 40 years of experience ranging from spectrum engineering, standards development, new wireless services and satellite communication.  

He launched his consulting business in early 2006 following his retirement from Bell where he worked for 16 years.  For the last three of those years he led Bell University Laboratories responsible for research at various Canadian universities in wireline, wireless, internet and portals across Canada.  For Bell Mobility he was responsible for advanced wireless technology research, standards work, future technologies, health-related applications and spectrum planning.  He also served on the Board of – Communications and Information Technology Ontario. Vino represented Canadian interest at the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU).  Since his retirement from industry, he volunteers his time with the WWRF based in Switzerland ( and acts as advisor to WWRF on ITU matters.

For the last few years he has been involved with others in organizing a series of workshops across the world on “The Future of the Wireless Internet Communication in the 2020s” (Also known as 5G).  Please see for more information and note that the next Wireless World Research Forum Huddle 2021 global conference called 5G and Beyond – the Wireless World in 2030, will be held in Ottawa, September 29-30, 2021. 

Vino was Adjunct Faculty Member, Dofasco Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, McMaster University (2006 – 2019).

Vino obtained his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of London, United Kingdom.  He is a Fellow of the U.K. Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) and member of the Institute Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  He also holds the qualification of Professional Engineer in Ontario (PEO) and the professional title of European Engineer (Eur. Ing). 

Also, add to the Future Events box the following. “FSN 5G/6G Seminar – Part 2: Global Research Efforts for 5G and 6G, with an emphasis on how 6G can help meet United Nations 2030 Sustainability Goals Friday, July 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT via Zoom Details to follow.

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