The Transformative Technology sector looks at innovative technologies that are likely to transform the consumer lifestyle, enable new use cases, and increase productivity, while significantly reducing both capital and operation expenditures. The topics covered provide deep analysis of specific technologies already enabling new use cases such as augmented reality, virtual reality, wearables, consumer, industrial, and service robotics, and smart cities. The sector will also cover technologies that are beyond the immediate horizon, which will truly transform business and society over a five to fifteen year period. These include Cognitive and Neuromorphic Computing, Quantum Computing, 5G networks and beyond, and new materials and lithographic processes that will likely extend Moore’s Law to new milestones with materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene.
After 16 days, India’s auction of airwaves for broadband wireless spectrum ended today, raising Rs 38,300 crore. That’s more than $8 billion for the Indian government. Privately held Infotel Broadband became the only bidder to secure nation-wide spectrum, shelling out $2.7 billion for the privilege. How could Infotel afford the spectrum – and indeed the roll-out obligation that came with it? The only way would be if it has a group of very richer backers. And that seems to be the case.