AT&T’s 5G Use Cases at NGNM Conference on Licensing Practices in 5G Industry Segments

Dawn Of The 5G World –  AT&T Perspective

by Michael Robinson Director, Business Development AT&T Intellectual Property

Current “5G” Deployment:
• Live in 12 Cities: Atlanta, Charlotte & Raleigh, NC, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, FL, Louisville, KY, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio & Waco, TX
• Millimeter wave spectrum

2019-2020 “5G” Deployment:
• Live in 9+ additional cities: Austin TX, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York City, Orlando, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, CA, (millimeter wave spectrum)
• Nationwide coverage available early 2020 (sub 6Ghz spectrum)

5G Use Cases:
1.  Healthcare
• Provide more effective healthcare and improve revenue realization for providers
• Minimize need for annual exams or office visits
• Wearables/Home Sensors provide near constant monitoring
• Alert healthcare providers of potential ailments or abnormalities
• Preventative Care: wearables will calculate daily recommendations, provide prompting based on medical records, real-time vitals, projected needs
• Hospital of the Future: collaboration with Rush University Medical Center and the Rush System for Health

2. Retail
• Enable in-store 3D printers to create custom products
• AR/VR to try on clothing
• Home improvement stores use VR to create personalized demo of remodeling options

3. Finance
• Create highly customized financial/insurance experiences
• High resolution video enables customer interaction with in-person or AI representatives
• Security – AI cyber immune system to send threat intelligent defender cells from one edge of the network to the other
• Insurance companies
• Dispatch drones for claim investigations
• Holographic teleportation for adjusters – tour damaged property to provide benefits more rapidly

4. Manufacturing
• IoT neural network enables a ‘brain’ to react, calibrate and optimize end-to-end manufacturing process
• Robots mimicking human capabilities to carry out high-risk, dangerous tasks
• Network reliability and low latency enables manufacturing equipment to communicate wirelessly with back-end systems for time critical  operations
• Samsung Austin Semiconductor “Innovation Zone”
• Test bed for the Smart Factory
• Location services to improve safety
• Industrial IoT sensors – environmental & equipment conditions

AT&T Foundry (Plano, TX) – Use Case Development:
• Plano Foundry prototypes innovative solutions for AT&T customers in manufacturing, retail, finance, public sector
• 5G functionality (2019) to co-create 5G solutions:
• Using 5G-enabled network slicing in a manufacturing shop floor to create a separate network for operational equipment efficiency,
• Transform the retail buying experience for consumers through innovative solutions like digital signage, IoT-enabled smart shelving and auto-inventory tracking,
• Enabling life-changing healthcare technologies, like Aira, that use our IoT connectivity to bridge the physical gap between caregiver and patient,
• Deploying drones to rethink the damage assessment process for insurance companies, and ………………
• Applying AI or machine learning techniques to enhance situational awareness for first responders

https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/Workshops-and-Seminars/itu-ngmn/Documents/2018/Michael_Robinson_Presentation.pdf

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NGMN Alliance Backgrouner:  by Peter Meissner, CEO NGMN

The NGMN Alliance was founded by leading international mobile network operators in 2006 with the “Objective to ensure that functionality and performance of next generation mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and, ultimately, will satisfy end user demand and expectations.”

§ NGMN actively drives global alignment and convergence of technology standards and industry initiatives with the objective to avoid fragmentation and to guarantee industry scale.

§ A global presence has been established that comprises a leadership network of about 90 Partners: Operators, Vendors, Software Companies and Universities. These Partners are contributing to and delivering the results of the Work Programme with a focus on 5G. Several Cooperation Partners support the NGMN Alliance by two-way liaison statements.

§ The 5G Eco-System is different! New use cases beyond mobile broadband like massive IoT as well as highly demanding requirements from Vertical Industries on low latency, ultra-high reliability and security are causing substantial network transformation. Service Based Architecture, Network Slicing as well as Network Function Virtualisation are the solutions with major impact on network architecture and operations.

https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/Workshops-and-Seminars/itu-ngmn/Documents/2018/Peter_Meissner_Presentation.pdf

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http://techblog.comsoc.org/2019/02/01/ngnm-alliance-holds-conference-on-5g-and-iot-licensing-ran-core-network-report-with-wba/

3 thoughts on “AT&T’s 5G Use Cases at NGNM Conference on Licensing Practices in 5G Industry Segments

  1. Explosion of a New IoT Threat Landscape
    Common sentiment is that 2G, 3G and 4G were designed for people, whereas 5G is a generation of wireless technology designed for “things.” This network evolution aligns with the rise of IoT and the video/visualization-heavy applications of virtual reality. Coordinated with long-term civil and public infrastructure, it’s believed that both society and businesses will depend on 5G far more than all earlier communications systems. Why? 5G can improve efficiencies at nearly every department level, as it increases network bandwidth, speed and reach, while lowering latency across almost every vertical. This allows it to move more data and be more responsive, but do so in smaller, micro-networks. The end result is the ability to connect significantly more devices.

    So what’s the impact of this? With IoT growth rapidly rising, the introduction of 5G will see the enterprise attack surface explode. Not only will the number of attack vectors explode, but the speed and scale in which they can be exploited will reach unprecedented heights. General network security concerns are also a cause for concern because security measures are not currently being adapted to 5G standards. A formal analysis of 5G authentication even found that criminals will be able intercept 5G communications and steal data as a result of present critical security gaps and underspecified security goals in the 3GPP standards.

    Moreover, bad actors who make money commercializing services on places like the dark web (i.e. botnets for hire to launch DDOS, rent / buy malware packages, etc.) will also be able to take new advantage of 5G technology—offering even better ROI for interested parties to carry out attacks.

    https://techspective.net/2019/02/10/the-future-of-5g-and-the-risks-that-come-with-it/

  2. AT&T says Chicago and Minneapolis will be among cities receiving 5G service in the coming months, along with seven previously announced launch cities, including San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The carrier rolled out millimeter-wave 5G service to limited areas of 12 cities in December, but accessing the network is possible only with devices such as AT&T’s Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, which the company has provided.

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/at-t-adds-chicago-and-minneapolis-to-5g-rollout/

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