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W3C Workshop Report: Web5G: Aligning evolutions of network and Web technologies

July 16th, 2018

W3C published today the report of the W3C Workshop on Web5G: Aligning evolutions of network and Web technologies, which was held on 10-11 May 2018, in London.

The report contains a summary of each session with links to the presentation slides. More detailed meeting minutes are also available[1][2].

Network Operators, vendors, application developers, content provider and standard makers participated in this event which was designed to explore how the Open Web Platform could help drive the adoption of 5G innovations from the applications layer to the network level.

During the two days, participants reviewed opportunities that new emerging innovations and capabilities at the application layers can bring to the 5G network. The workshop concluded with the proposed creation of a task force of participants to explore how the 5G and Web communities might work in a productive and cohesive manner.

In particular, there was wide agreement on the benefit of developing compelling business and technical reasons and objectives to incentivize and drive a close collaboration among the W3C, 5G standard organizations (e.g. 3GPP), browser vendors, developers, equipment vendors and network operators. The goal is to create an environment conducive to the development and deployment of technologies that are supported by all the stakeholders in the ecosystem.

We thank our host, GSMA, and the Program Committee for making this event possible.