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Intel 5G Infrastructure Powered The Olympic Games with PyeongChang 2018 the world’s biggest showcase of 5G technology. It included wireless connectivity at gigabit speeds, ultra-low-latency video capture and live streaming, a connected car experience in downtown Seoul, and ice arena events broadcast with multiple camera angles and interactive HD video.
Intel is now collaborating with some of the world’s leading PC manufacturers to create 5G-connected PCs. Powered by Intel® Core™ processors and connected by Intel 5G modems, these PCs will reimagine PC experiences. Imagine being able to connect from anywhere, download massive files in seconds, and even enjoy VR on a thin, untethered PC.
5G will provide the ability to connect a Smarter Society. In the next few years, 5G will fundamentally transform our lives, bringing us a society and environment where everything is smarter and more connected. From smart cities to intelligent wind farms, agriculture, and hospitals, the Internet of Things and connected infrastructures will generate zettabytes of data from an estimated 50 billion devices—more than there are people on earth and Intel is here to help you connect and make sense of it all.
Intel is forging Breakthrough Industries. This new era is enabling rapidly developing businesses, including self-driving cars, drone delivery, the Internet of Things, and virtual reality. 5G will help make these industries a reality. It will advance Health and Well Being. Whether through the medical advances of a networked healthcare system, reduced car accidents, or smarter water management, 5G will improve the lives of people around the world.
5G creates new efficiencies for conducting business and optimising performance, offering service providers a way to incorporate new data-oriented network elements to increase profits and improve their competitive advantage. As a leader in wireless, computing, and cloud, Intel is driving the development of technologies and collaborating on the rapid definition of standards that will help define the 5G market. This requires partnering with tier one service providers, global telecom equipment manufacturers, and other industry leaders, while serving as an essential voice in standards bodies such as 3GPP and IEEE. From FPGAs to smart devices and software-defined data centres, Intel provides unmatched scale, innovation, and expertise.
To unlock the potential of 5G, businesses will need to transform their network to be 5G ready. At the centre of that transformation is the broad-scale deployment of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies. Intel is helping lead the industry into the future of 5G—from device to data centre—with the right architecture.
IoT will leverage 5G like no other technology. Connecting billions of “things” that were never connected before is leading to new insights that translate into meaningful change for individuals and businesses. Intel helps bring the potential of IoT to life by providing solutions that connect, secure, and manage valuable data. 5G is defined by a heterogeneous network of wireless technologies—mmWave, Wi-Fi, LTE-Advanced, and others—combined with a virtualised core and intelligent edge services. This not only increases capacity, it enables even the smallest devices to perform heavy computational tasks by bringing the cloud to the edge of the network.
The article below about a 5G connected world was written by Prakash Kartha, please read it and comment at the end of the article.
Cruising through my neighbourhood the other day it really began to dawn on me what Intel CEO Brian Krzanich means when he says that cars are the next smartphones. As a minivan full of kids whizzed past me on the way to soccer camp I noticed that everyone inside, young and old, was on a smartphone generating data. I chuckled to myself as I sipped my morning cup of joe, wondering just how much data those kids were burning through.
Incredible amounts of data generation will change the lives of every one of those young soccer players by the year 2020, when Krzanich says humans are projected to generate 1.5 gigabytes of data a day through social posting and other forms of human-to-human communication. That’s little more than a light tap to the data centre though compared to the powerful punt of 1Gbps connected cars are slated to generate. Our current 4G infrastructure just isn’t capable of successfully managing that level of data processing. That’s where fifth generation technology, or 5G, comes into the picture.
As a technologist working in the connected vehicle space, I’m seeing automakers—from BMW to Jaguar Land Rover—gearing up their vehicles with thousands of sensors, pulling data related to everything from vehicle location and external road conditions to brake usage and tire pressure. It’s 5G that will wirelessly transport secure sensor telemetry data back to the data centre for improved performance down the road.
As mobile data traffic surges, connected vehicles will be among the billions (yes, billions) of connected devices competing for network bandwidth. To confidently deploy new features, connected driving scoring models, secure over-the-air software updates, and entertainment services, transportation providers will seek dedicated network slices with high Quality of Service and reduced end-to-end latency. The good news is that we’re already on the path to making that happen!
As the world moves to 5G, Intel is advancing the tech evolution with end-to-end solutions that will integrate intelligence across the network, from the data centre to the connected device and throughout systems in between. Intel has established key global partnerships with telecom and automotive leaders, and together we will deliver integrated 5G prototype solutions to ensure network readiness and successful early rollouts.
We are starting with multiple cellular research prototypes and smart city proposals. We’re contributing to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) to shape new standards, converge protocols, and align with equipment manufacturers. Finally, because 5G will be more pervasive than any previous generation of mobile technology, Intel will draw upon our expertise in end-to-end network security to guard personal data and ensure privacy.
Bringing fully connected vehicles to fruition is requiring several major components. First, in-vehicle computing that provides a high performance per watt. Second, a robust 5G connection that delivers low latency vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, data-rich services and cloud apps to vehicles, users, and infrastructure. Third, a data centre capable of supporting incredibly high amounts of data and memory-intensive deep learning models that continually retrain the vehicle. Fourth, an HMI that builds trust between passenger and vehicle and that is rooted in strong automotive security standards.
Finally, everything must be built upon a foundation of end-to-end security. I’m thrilled to be working for a team that is delving into to create secure experiences that span the vehicle, communications, and the data centre.
When I wake up each day, I do so ready to embrace the future that we’re creating together. As we’ve seen, there’s a lot to be excited about. Some of our planet’s greatest minds are collaborating with world-renowned research teams, and employing some of the foremost experts in a broad range of technologies—from vehicle dynamics to semiconductor physics, door locks to data centers—we are preparing the industry for the amazing future of connected transportation. The road ahead has never looked brighter!
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The definition of mobility is changing and broadening every day. Today’s mobile world was built for smartphones with voice and data in mind. In tomorrow’s world, nothing is mobile because everything is mobile. It will be a world built for connected cars, connected factories and connected drones, to name a few examples. The machines are coming and we are going to need the next era of wireless technology to bring new connections and unique capabilities to the connected world.
At Intel, we recognise that 5G is more than an evolutionary step forward for our industry. It encompasses many technologies and a much wider ecosystem than has ever been seen in the wireless and telecommunications industries. It’s an inflection point, a place in time where we will see and experience everything being smart and connected. But in order for billions of people and machines to be connected, we need smarter, faster and more efficient networks. The ability to connect to each other, to our machines and to the cloud, and to derive actionable insights from the massive amount of data, will bring new experiences to our daily lives and transform businesses. This is why Intel is focusing on three key areas: industry partnerships, end-to-end 5G-related hardware and software development, and supporting 5G standards-setting. We are pushing hard to create end-to-end solutions from the device to the network to the cloud. We are accelerating prototype solutions through efforts like Intel’s 5G mobile trial platform and are working with standards-setting bodies such as 3GPP and IEEE on defining the 5G standards to ensure a smooth path and entry to a faster and smarter pace of connectivity.
Connectivity binds together the cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), all our devices, memory and FPGAs — all creating a virtuous cycle of growth that Brian Krzanich outlined a few weeks ago. Enabling smart, fast, efficient, and powerful connectivity to the expected 50 billion connected “things” will make our homes, our cities and our world smarter and our lives richer. 5G has the potential to deliver data hundreds of times faster than current wireless technology. But such potential can only be achieved when computing and communications converge, and this is where our industry must align.
Current and next wave connectivity technologies — LTE, millimetre wave, 5G modems, Wi-Fi, WiGig, Bluetooth, Ethernet, to name a few — are essential for this end-to-end pervasive connectivity across extremely diverse device and application needs, from multi-gigabit per second speeds to ultra-low latency.
One of the first steps is to start connecting the unconnected machines and “things.” This is an area I am incredibly passionate about, and I am excited about the connectivity solutions that Intel is delivering to ensure that a true IoT world becomes reality. Our customers are partnering closely with us on this, validating their modules that utilise our modems on carrier networks around the world. At Mobile World Congress, Intel and AT&T announced a collaboration to test airborne LTE use cases for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, and Intel also showed demonstrations of technologies such as Mobile Edge Computing, millimetre wave and NarrowBand IOT (NB-IOT). These are all important steps to bring connectivity to a variety of new IoT devices globally.
By the same token, we must architect modems, devices and networks to ensure that everything and anything that can compute and connect to the network actually will. Think about it this way — every device that connects to the network redefines connectivity and establishes a new point of convergence. With this in mind, we must redefine the meaning of the network. Every device becomes a node by default.
Such connectivity requires immediate analytics and response as well. Many people believe devices are simply dumb data sources, and that all analytics occur in the cloud. That’s not true. The fact is computing and analytics happen not only in the clouds, but also in the network and on our devices. Computing does not happen in a vacuum, it is ubiquitous like connectivity.
To deliver 5G connectivity and intelligence we must work together. Industry partnerships are more critical than ever. No one company can move this technology forward alone. For me, that means collaborating with industry leaders from device and equipment manufacturers to network operators and service providers. It also means laying down a strong foundation for 5G right now, in areas like Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and NB-IOT.
We have been busy on those fronts. Intel showcased working demonstrations of NB-IOT technology with Ericsson and Nokia at Mobile World Congress; Intel, Orange and Ericsson conducted one of the world’s first extended coverage trials for IoT using EC-GSM-IoT; and during Computex this week, Intel announced a collaboration with Foxconn on the development of network infrastructure technologies, to help transform communications networks and lay the foundation for 5G.
With all of this progress, I am confident in Intel’s ability to deliver world-class products, end-to-end, from device to network to data centre and cloud. As a company, we are excited to help lead the industry through this inflection point and let the machines finally come to life.