Intel Is Powering the Future of 5G Networks

Intel's vision of 5G—the convergence of compute and communications to create a fully connected and intelligent society—is well underway. Intel powers the network and is working with its partners to realize the full vision of 5G. The new world of billions of connected things, is a world with information systems that are very different compared with designing a network to support a phone. In light of this, Intel is looking at how we work with cloud service providers, communications service providers, enterprises, and industries. This is because bringing the future into existence requires broad collaboration. Hear Asha Keddy discuss how we're investing in our partnerships, technologies like AI and the intelligent edge, acquisitions, and R&D to unlock a pervasive, intelligent network that puts compute directly at your fingertips.



Intel's vision of 5G has been the convergence of communications and compute to create a fully connected, intelligent society. We are well underway on this mission.

I would like to quote our CEO, Bob Swan. He keeps talking about the inflection out on 5G and AI and the Intelligent Edge. That's because these three things together form the basis for personalized services, whether it's to an individual or to a business.

Computing is going through a very big revolution. Imagine cities and places that are 100 kilometers away, and things happen at lightning speed. This vision is on its way to reality.

And with that, what it means is, you have a pervasive network that is ambient, and you are interacting with intelligent data that helps you or your business, but you're not even conscious of it.

Intel powers the network. We are building FPGAs. We have ASICs. We have Xeons. We have an entire portfolio, including switches and ingredients that go into base stations that build out the network. We also have software and an entire network builders' community that is developing applications and doing things that help bring the power of the networks and compute to 5G.

And we're adding AI accelerators to every Xeon. And that means that depending on the type of workload and the type of data, not only we'll be able to do the network management towards its use case, but we will also be able to add analytics and insights that's built towards that particular application.

Intel and its partners are working towards creating this vision. This world of billions of connected things is a world where the information systems are very different than how you design a network that supports a phone. That means our partners are already changing.

We are looking at how we work with cloud service providers, comm service providers, different enterprises, industries, retail, because all of these work. Now, putting all of these together, it means that Intel is looking at how we invest in all of these technologies of the future.

So the entire world is really about compute at your fingertips. That's why we're investing so much in our partnerships, in acquisitions, and R&D, towards these networks of the future. Because at the end of the day, it's all about a converged world of 5G, compute, and AI.