Ed Gubbins (GlobalData):
"The defining promise of 5G is to allow operators to connect people and machines with a common network, thus attaining greater efficiency and profitability than any previous generation"
"There is no single person in existence who had a problem they wanted to solve, discovered that an available blockchain solution was the best way to solve it, and therefore became a blockchain enthusiast"
Tom Rebbeck (Analysys Mason):
"If IoT were a standalone business, it would be considered large; it is only small in comparison to the core [telco] business"
Kevin McBride (CenturyLink) on telco automation:
"A good starting point is to identify badly designed processes -- those are the ones that should not be automated"
Jeffrey Gao (Huawei) on telco automation:
"Our target is to use just one tenth of the current people to manage the network in the next three to five years"
Melissa Arnoldi (President, AT&T):
"We're confident we have all the answers we need to deploy a mobile 5G network that works for people all over the country"
Business Korea on plan to build single, shared 5G network:
"the number of base stations required for 5G mobile communications is estimated to be 4.3 to 18 times that required for 4G LTE"
Miguel Gamiño, Jr. (New York City CTO) from their Truth in Broadband report:
"Connectivity is the gateway to opportunity in today's world"
Vijoy Pandey (Google):
"about a quarter of Internet traffic now originates from Google and that 'stuff breaks at scale'. The search engine currently processes about 3.5 billion searches every day"
Seshu Madhavapeddy (Qualcomm) on their new neural-enabled SoCs:
"it's far more efficient to bring inference to the edge, both in terms of latency and bandwidth. There's no need for the data to make a roundtrip to the datacenter"
"Bitcoin has failed every aspiration that Satoshi Nakamoto had for it"
"Privacy may actually be an anomaly"