CES 2018: Takeaways from Day 2

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The FGRT team is attending Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Below, we provide our takeaways from Day 2 of the event: 

  1. 5G wireless will transform business and society with greater bandwidth, lower latency and faster speeds. 
  1. Media consumption is shifting from satellite TV to mobile video and streaming services, changing the business of content distribution and the media landscape. 
  1. Health and fitness apps and equipment are participating in an evolving landscape, with numerous opportunities internationally and with millennials. 
  1. Kate Spade debuted a new line of smartwatches in collaboration with Fossil Group.   
  1. Lenovo and Google introduced a new standalone virtual reality (VR) headset based on Google’s Daydream platform (its VR platform), called the Lenovo Mirage Solo. 

 

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1) 5G Wireless Will Transform Business and Society with Greater Bandwidth, Lower Latency and Faster Speeds 

The morning keynote on Day 2 consisted of a panel discussion, with panelists from Baidu, Qualcomm and Verizon—i.e., an Internet company, an equipment (chips and IP) provider and a carrier. The Internet company, Baidu, which is less well known in the US, characterized itself as “the Google of China,” although the company is pivoting to focus on artificial intelligence (AI). Technically, 5G promises to offer more of everything: greater bandwidth, lower latency (i.e., a shorter waiting time to connect to the network) and faster speeds than today’s state-of-the-art Gigabit LTE wireless. 

In addition, 5G offers other benefits for business and society. The greater speeds will enable new business models and new ways for people to interact. 5G handsets could provide some relief to ever-rising handset prices, as the high bandwith and speeds enable them to store more of their data in the cloud, thus requiring less memory in the handset. The panelist from Baidu said that the enormous amount of data available with 5G can be processed better with AI, and China’s large population prov

The FGRT team is attending Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Below, we provide our takeaways from Day 2 of the event: 

  1. 5G wireless will transform business and society with greater bandwidth, lower latency and faster speeds. 
  1. Media consumption is shifting from satellite TV to mobile video and streaming services, changing the business of content distribution and the media landscape. 
  1. Health and fitness apps and equipment are participating in an evolving landscape, with numerous opportunities internationally and with millennials. 
  1. Kate Spade debuted a new line of smartwatches in collaboration with Fossil Group.   
  1. Lenovo and Google introduced a new standalone virtual reality (VR) headset based on Google’s Daydream platform (its VR platform), called the Lenovo Mirage Solo. 

 

Page Break 

1) 5G Wireless Will Transform Business and Society with Greater Bandwidth, Lower Latency and Faster Speeds 

The morning keynote on Day 2 consisted of a panel discussion, with panelists from Baidu, Qualcomm and Verizon—i.e., an Internet company, an equipment (chips and IP) provider and a carrier. The Internet company, Baidu, which is less well known in the US, characterized itself as “the Google of China,” although the company is pivoting to focus on artificial intelligence (AI). Technically, 5G promises to offer more of everything: greater bandwidth, lower latency (i.e., a shorter waiting time to connect to the network) and faster speeds than today’s state-of-the-art Gigabit LTE wireless. 

In addition, 5G offers other benefits for business and society. The greater speeds will enable new business models and new ways for people to interact. 5G handsets could provide some relief to ever-rising handset prices, as the high bandwith and speeds enable them to store more of their data in the cloud, thus requiring less memory in the handset. The panelist from Baidu said that the enormous amount of data available with 5G can be processed better with AI, and China’s large population prov