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.
On March 24, Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has been selected to participate in China Mobile’s TD-LTE trial and that the Alcatel-Lucent equipment will be deployed in Shanghai. Alcatel-Lucent is one of at least ten infrastructure vendors who have participated in TD-LTE testing in China over the past year and this year China Mobile has already announced plans for TD-LTE trial deployments in six cities.