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CES is centre stage for the 5G revolution

Stephen Law   

Electronics Engineering CES

CES 2017 tells the story of connectivity, representing the entire mobile-connected ecosystem

CES 2017 is the world’s largest show for connectivity. The entire global technology ecosystem is gathering in Las Vegas this week to showcase the revolutionary impact 5G, the next generation of mobile network technology that will have on connectivity and mobility across every major business sector.

The future of 5G and its effect on the connected world will be a major focus at CES 2017, highlighted by the SuperSession, “Stoked About 5G”, presented by Ericsson. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2017 runs January 5-8.

Virtual reality to self-driving cars and beyond

“From the Internet of Things, to virtual reality to self-driving cars and beyond, connectivity is at the core of emerging innovation. With the entire spectrum of technology on display, there is no better place to experience the 5G revolution than at CES 2017,” says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Ericsson’s SuperSession will paint a picture of our new connected world with 5G technology, including new products and services that will revolutionize the way consumers live, work and play. With more than 3,800 exhibiting companies across 24 product categories, the true impact of connectivity will be unveiled at CES 2017.”


The “Stoked About 5G” SuperSession will explore the bright future of mobility with 5G, the network that reacts faster than the human brain. Speakers include:

* Hanno Basse, CTO, 20th Century Fox Film Corp.

* Alex Choi, CTO, EVP and head of corporate R&D Center, SK Telecom

* Dr. Fathi El-Dwaik, VP information & communication electronics, BMW Group

* Ulf Ewaldsson, Sr. VP, chief strategy and technology officer, Ericsson Inc.

* Ina Fried, senior editor, Re/code (Moderator)

Connectivity will be ubiquitous throughout CES 2017, touching nearly every product category from automotive to smart home, robotics, fitness tech, health and wellness, wearables and more. In addition, the CES Conference Program will highlight the latest developments in connected mobility with topics including Self Driving Technology, IoT, Smart Cities, Digital Health and 5G, as well as a keynote from Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf, who will discuss the worldwide impact of 5G.

In addition to Ericsson, leaders in connectivity and mobility will be at CES launching new products and services such as: Huawei, Qualcomm, Sprint, Verizon, Samsung, LG, TCL, ZTE Blackberry, Nokia and more. 5G will open up an explosion of new services – including broadband and better home services, faster connectivity for smart cars, affordable smart city infrastructure and interactive AR/VR experiences. With the full spectrum of technology on display, CES 2017 will illustrate how 5G will truly benefit consumers.


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