We have a plan to have 30 5G cities by year-end, says Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. We are at 13 right now so we’re adding every week. We added New York last week. We have also updated 13 NFL stadiums with 5G and the NBA season hasn’t even started. We believe that our 5G for the consumer is just crushing it.
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“I was blown away by how fast and how quickly their autonomous driving technology has developed,” says Intel CEO Bob Swan in reference to Mobileye. “Their technology increasingly builds our confidence for our ability to go from L2, L 2+, to L3 and to deploy automobiles for robo-taxi’s in early 2022.”
“5G brings a couple of things,” says Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek. “One is the density of the network which is enabling things like IoT, the Internet of Things. That’s an exciting thing but also poses some new security risks. Second is speed of connectivity which we all want and which we all sort of are hoping to get better.”
As 5G rolls out consumers will understand the benefits. The key is an edge computing. There is a very low latency between your device and edge. It’s just a millisecond latency, so it’s almost like you have artificial intelligence. You hold your own artificial intelligence in your hand.
“Everything we do is laser-focused on growth opportunity out in the market, cost reduction internally, and transforming ourselves into a simpler operation which then transitions into both cost and customer effectiveness,” says AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan. “This meets that hurdle. It’s wide, it’s deep, it’s formidable.”
“5G is not really hype, it’s here and it will emerge over time,” says Boingo CEO Mike Finley. “Take (5G) cellular today and mix that with Wi-Fi that’s coming in Wi-Fi 6 and it’s really an incredible offering that comes to end-users.”
5G is really designed so that other industries such as automotive, self-driving cars, connected healthcare, connected education, connected infrastructure, are really set up to use cellular for the first time at massive scale, says Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf.
“We want America to be the leader in 5G,” says FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. “We want to put the building blocks in place so that we can have the possible fastest network so all applications can operate at scale. If we get it right, especially when it comes to a transformative technology like 5G, we’re confident that we will see even more competition and more innovation.”
“It’s a great day for us to be first in the world with 5G smartphones and turning on the network,” says Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. “We decided to turn it on today (8 days early). We are selling the Moto 5G phone and you can have a fantastic experience with the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network in Minneapolis and Chicago right now.