Hello, and welcome to the Intel Telco Cloud Academy. This course, we'll summarize why 5G is a critical part of the convergence of technology advancements, supporting the continued growth and changing nature of data, as well as driving opportunities for exciting new services and solutions in the Telco Cloud network. In this lesson, we will be discussing the importance of 5G as a technology and a factor for network transformation, including the benefits of using 5G technology. Then we will discuss how 5G unleashes the power of compute and connectivity to deliver value across new use cases while driving network transformation involved ecosystem collaboration. By the end of this course, you should be able to describe how the existing growth of data continues to drive network transformation. You should also be able to explain why 5G delivers value across new use cases. Finally, you should be able to explain how Intel contributes to network transformation. Let's begin by looking at 5G technology, its benefits, and some of the use cases where the technology can be applied. The last years have accelerated the speed of digitization, spurring new models of working, learning, and interacting. While the communications industry was already undergoing a significant transformation. These dynamics plus the confluence of four major technological inflections have increased the urgency to transform the way in which we design, operate, and deliver services over networks. We refer to these four technology inflections as superpowers because of their ability to transform nearly every industry and our lives in new and unexpected ways. The first of these is ubiquitous computing. Nearly everything we interact with in a smart connected world now involves some level of compute regardless of its location. The second superpower is Cloud to Edge infrastructure. We're creating a dynamic and reliable path for connected computing, tapping into unlimited scale and capacity in the Cloud all the way through unlimited reach to the Edge. Next is pervasive connectivity. Everyone and everything is connected, sending and receiving data, and consuming services over transformed 5G networks. The fourth superpower is artificial intelligence. AI is enabling us to make sense of mountains of data, optimizing the way we deliver services and supporting countless new use cases. Together, these superpowers reinforce and amplify one another to help the industry capitalize on the fastest-growing opportunities. We've seen shifts of this nature in the past, with each decade breaking through key limitations to produce advances that drive the industry forward and unlock business value. With the convergence of these four superpowers, we're continuing that progression with distributed intelligence enabled by 5G. The 1990s started the PC era, the 2000s saw the proliferation of broadband Internet, the launch of digital media and peer-to-peer file-sharing. The 2010s enabled cloud computing, social media and so the proliferation of smartphones and touchscreens. Now as we move into the next decade, we're seeing the convergence of distributed intelligence and 5G, delivering smart data-driven experiences and new use cases across industries. Until recently, the computing and communications industries were largely separate. Today, they are inextricably intertwined. Over the last 30 plus years, shifts within each have driven industry innovation and disruption, forcing some companies out and catapulting others to the top. Transformation has always been a driving force for new opportunities and the convergence of distributed intelligence in 5G continues to drive industry innovation forward and unlock business value. 5G is the critical part of the convergence of these technology advancements. Data is growing exponentially, but where it is created and how it is being used is also changing dramatically. It's more real time, it's more infused with intelligence, and it's increasingly and predominantly wireless. The opportunities for Com service providers has never been greater. The future will be data-driven, requiring service providers to transform legacy networks to deliver the capacity, scale, intelligence, and low latency connectivity necessary to support 5G use cases. Trends like AI, IoT, streaming media, and machine-to-machine communications underpin the shifting nature of data. The Internet of Things is transforming how we monitor, manage, and produce things. But that world where billions of additional things become smart and connected won't work on today as a legacy networks. They weren't designed to support all that data traffic. More capacity is needed to scale. Capacity to handle huge networking workloads is required, but capacity in managing the number of connections must expand as well. Video has become a huge part of the data driving increased traffic in the network. Video creation by end-users, as well as consumption and sharing is exploding. Buffering, lagging or lowered resolution video content frustrates us all. Video is 75 percent to 80 percent of internet traffic today, and most of that is video streaming. Users want fast networks with no waiting at the highest resolution for an immersive media experience. With artificial intelligence, we can unlock new value from data to in turn enable new business models and experiences. These new opportunities likewise drive the need for more data and richer data. Overtime, artificial intelligence will be a fundamental part of nearly all data. However, AI tasks are growing in complexity and when moving to the edge and onto clients and endpoints. In order to respond quickly and be pervasive, these tasks can easily overload user devices and push power consumption limits right across the network. Finally, machine-to-machine communications and wireless reliability and ultra low latency are one of the biggest game changers for 5G. Human communication can accommodate a lot of latency, and we can still understand each other. When machines need to communicate directly at whether robots on a production line or remote controlled excavating equipment, ultra low latency is required. 5G mobile networks will be able to deliver low latency that opens new usages like controlling or machinery remotely to reduce risk to humans. Previous generations of radio access technologies have largely targeted consumer voice and text, smartphone and mobile broadband services. 5G is an important enabler of new shifts in data and expanded services for enterprises. 5G is expected to provide substantial improvements over 4G in three primary ways. First is increased speed. Enhanced mobile broadband can provide 10-100 times faster data speeds, but only at certain higher frequency spectrum bands. Second is significantly increased reliability and reduced latency. Ultra reliable, meaning higher than 99.999 percent. Low latency communications with the potential for 1-2 millisecond latency compared to roughly 50 milliseconds under 4G. Third is increased service connectivity density with massive machine type communications that have the potential to connect to 100 times as many devices per cell site as previous generations. 5G is essential for mission critical IoT with its ultra low latency and high reliability. It is also necessary for massive IoT connectivity to enhance mobile broadband capabilities, which are an accelerator for edge AI, IoT, and other technologies. 5G facilitates improvements in transportation, including drones for smoother roots and smarter, safer transportation. It also helps in health care advancements to revolutionize patient outcomes and an emergency services, enabling faster response times. It also enables autonomous mobile robots for extended intelligence coordination, capability, and power duration of robots with deterministic performance across diverse sites. 5G is also essential for smart cities or resilient cities that look after themselves. Smart agriculture to improve yield, manufacturing to streamline production and optimize energy usage, and supply chain logistics. Additionally, 5G facilitates real-time, interactive and immersive media that allows a personalized live experience and telecommunications to drive network and operational efficiency and enable the mobile office and broadband to home for both business and entertainment uses. Now that you have learned more about 5G and its benefits, watch the next video for more information on how Intel delivers the most complete set of network technologies to transform the 5G network.