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Gazing Ahead with Intel: Artificial Intelligence for Telecommunications

DATE: Wednesday, January 27
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central European Time

With increased digitization of network operations to support growth of 5G & Edge computing, network vendors and service providers are increasingly looking to leverage artificial intelligence to drive operational efficiently, to achieve TCO savings, and to create new revenue growth opportunities.

This panel session will discuss the industry trends that are driving the demand for increased automation, describe the emerging AI use cases in the network and their requirements, as well as outline the implementation challenges and how they can be met by leveraging the right hardware and software technologies for the network needs. Join Intel and industry experts to learn how you can be part of the revolution.

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How Electric Vehicle Charging Systems are Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution

Currently, there are three forms of bidirectional charging systems that utilize EVs to help power and moderate the grid, buildings, and homes.

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The Role of Radio Intelligent Control (RIC) on MNOs' Network Deployment

Although the current development of near-RT RIC is still in the prototyping and trialing stages, it has the potential to demonstrate promising performance initially in terms of handover and load-balancing latency at scale. 

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SK Telecom’s Pursuit of MEC

SK Telecom plans to progress their commercial success in both the 5G consumer market and business-to-business services by placing computing functions in closer proximity to the source of data traffic through Multiaccess Edge Computing network architecture. 

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The End is Near: Sunset of Legacy 3GPP Technologies in Support of 5G

The importance of 2G & 3G sunsets for 5G deployments can be summarized in two words: Spectrum scarcity.

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Vaccine Distribution to Strain Capacity and Create Disruptions Across Supply Chain

Other related elements of the vaccine rollout will need to be secured and potentially integrated, including detailed databases on the inoculations (manufacturer, dose number, lot, date/time, location, and some data on the person’s age, gender, etc.) to both ensure completion as well as maintain two-way communications regarding any side effects.

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Khin Sandi Lynn
Khin Sandi Lynn
Industry Analyst

5G Roll Outs Drive 5G FWA Broadband CPE Market to Ship 11.7 Million Units in 2025

The worldwide Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband services market has been growing rapidly, supplying broadband access to homes and businesses. 5G network deployments are expected to accelerate FWA market growth in the years to come. ABI Research forecasts that worldwide 5G FWA CPE market will ship over 4 million units in 2021, jumping to 11.7 million units in 2025.

FWA services are widely deployed to supply broadband access in the areas with limited fixed broadband infrastructure, usually targeting suburban and rural areas in mature markets. “Although LTE is currently the most widely used technology to provide FWA service, it cannot compete very well against high speed fixed broadband services. FWA services using 5G technology can support gigabit speeds and create huge potential to compete with existing fixed broadband services,” said Khin Sandi Lynn, Industry Analyst.

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Don Alusha
Don Alusha
Senior Analyst

In a Bid to Capture New Growth, Telcos Turn to AI and Operations Automation in 5G Networks

5G is a composition of several network layers that leverage technology with varied maturity levels, such as Open RAN, network slicing, cloud infrastructure (private, public, and hybrid), and cloud-edges. With respect to cloud-edges, the broader Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry is witnessing a migration of AI to the edge. For example, the edge AI training and inference market for chipset sales is expected to grow from US$2.6 billion in 2020 to US$10.7 billion in 2025, at a CAGR of 35%. Furthermore, new enterprise use cases place new performance, agility, and latency requirements on the network. These, along with the ongoing quest to drive new growth, are compelling the industry to shed human-intensive networks in favor of an intelligence-driven ecosystem, finds ABI Research.

Of late, telecoms are actively expanding the utilization of AI/ML beyond merely digitizing internal and external interactions. “Many Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are already on a journey to become augmented service providers where AI augments human decision making for prediction, analysis, and new revenues,” explains Don Alusha, Senior Analyst.

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Citations

2021 Tech Forecasts: What to Expect from Emerging Technologies This Year

ThomasNet

The chief research officer for business intelligence analyst ABI Research kicks off the firm’s annual trends report by acknowledging that 2020 was one of the most challenging years the world has ever seen.

So what happens next?

The ABI team has assembled a list of 68 predictions of what they believe will and will not happen in 2021, though the foundational premise of the report is clear: technology, say the researchers, will be "the most powerful tool in ensuring corporate health."

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Galaxy S21 Ultra has UWB. Here's how ultra wideband tech will make your life easier

CNet

"Being able to determine precisely where you are in an environment is increasingly important," said ABI Research analyst Andrew Zignani, who expects shipments of UWB-enabled devices to surge from 150 million in 2020 to 1 billion in 2025. "Once a technology becomes embedded in a smartphone, that opens up very significant opportunities for wireless technology."

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