Jordanian Journal of Computers and Information Technology

Dear Editor-In-Chief 

Please accept my very best wishes and my heartfelt congratulations on the impressive and important work undertaken by you and your team at the Jordanian Journal of Computers and Information Technology. I am particularly proud of your recent achievement of Q2 in Scopus ranking which further highlights the journal's dedication to excellence in research and its impact on information technology in the Kingdom. It also underscores the importance of focusing on research in vital emerging areas such as 5G.

Indeed, I firmly believe that by supporting and publishing quality research on 5G technology, now and in the future, while also offering models and scenarios for the future of wireless communications in all aspects of life, including from 6G technology, your journal will support the pivotal work of researchers, industry, and academia. Open discussion and informed debate in your journal will help to address, preempt, and analyse the consequences of, and opportunities offered by, the continued demand for advanced features in wireless applications, including applications in smart cities that are underpinned by ultra-high speed internet capacity provided by 5G and future networks. Your journal can and should solidify its position as a leading platform for disseminating valuable insights in this rapidly evolving field. This is an undertaking that would certainly benefit the journal, but also the wider scientific community.

We can be in no doubt that the fifth generation of cellular technology is imminent and that its impact will be immense. However, this new technology is also in urgent need of a deep dive on relevance and rollout for government, industry, and society in our region. I have been impressed and reassured by the care and attention that is given by you to pressing technological and policy developments with widespread consequences for a range of stakeholders in our region – and not least those ordinary consumers and citizens whose lives are being altered immeasurably by an advancing tide of technological change. However, the 5G rollout is accelerating, and we must act fast to ensure that investment in cutting-edge research, policymaking and stewardship are conducted at a similar pace.

Despite the enormous potential benefits of 5G, we must also assess challenges and concerns from the outset. These include security and privacy issues, infrastructure investment requirements, equality of access and representative data input, and, of course, environmental impacts. Indeed, we have learnt from those waves of technological change that we have all lived through in recent decades that it is essential to establish our own independent research investment sources and research publishing sources while harnessing the untold potential benefits of new technology in order to ensure successful and sustainable deployment.

By addressing concerns and leveraging our shared sense of mission, we may truly maximize the advantages of 5G, and help to unlock its full potential. 5G certainly has the potential to contribute trillions of dollars to global economic growth, to create new job opportunities, to drive innovation, to revolutionize healthcare and education, and to transform transportation systems. 5G technologies also offer a vast range of potential applications and offer the potential to address sustainability objectives while opening up new revenue streams for Telco’s and others. The fifth generation of cellular technology will turbo-charge a digital transformation that has already changed our lives completely in little more than a decade. Our efforts to anticipate change and to manage impact will show us to be worthy stewards of a new world in which the lives of all our fellow citizens will be altered forever.

To conclude, I firmly believe that a commitment to, and focus on, cutting-edge research in 5G networks will prove essential to our research, policy, and implementation frameworks. I know that the Jordanian Journal of Computers and Information Technology must be central to this.

Thank you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan

Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Princess Sumaya University for Technology