‘Intelligent connectivity’ is the term we use to describe the powerful combination of flexible, high-speed 5G networks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).Underpinned by ubiquitous, hyper connectivity, intelligent connectivity marks the beginning of a new era defined by highly contextualised and personalised experiences, delivered as and when you want them. It will have a significant and positive impact on individuals, industries, society and the economy, transforming how we live and work.
Many aspects of daily life, from the way we consume entertainment to the way in which we learn and interact with colleagues, will become much richer and more fulfilling. We will watch live sports or music events from our homes via augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality will enhance our gaming experiences. Virtual personal assistants will manage our lives and drones will deliver packages to our doorsteps. Our Cities will be safer and more efficient through mobile video surveillance and smart-traffic monitoring.
Real-time information from cars and bicycles will make our roads safer and more efficient and always-on connected cameras with sensors and alarms will enhance the security of properties and public places. Smarter platforms powered by AI and machine learning will use data collected from the IoT to improve decision making, driving efficiencies in factories and delivering higher quality products and services. Individuals will have the information and services they need at their fingertips, meaning both businesses and the public sector will become far more efficient and effective.
Intelligent Connectivity sits at the heart of this new world and the Americas is at the forefront of this revolution.Mobile operators across the region are already making great strides in the rollout and delivery of 5G networks, which will form the basis of this revolution. 5G connections will reach 1.2 billion by 2025 worldwide with the Americas accounting for 22 per cent. 5G will dramatically improve network capacity, throughput and responsiveness, while enabling operators to tailor connectivity to each application. At the GSMA, we believe that new 5G networks, the increased application of AI, Big Data and the upscaling of the Internet of Things, will positively change the world. In this new era, mobile will intelligently connect everyone and everything to better future.